"How can there be too many children? It's like saying there are too many flowers." Mother Theresa

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Books, baseball and music...the stuff of life

Got a great new CD. Check him out.

Mercy's last day of preschool.

Beni finished kindergarden. My babies are all growing too fast.

My little Beni Benster, as we like to call him, getting ready to bat. He hit 3 triples and a grandslam. Gets it from his Mom. ;)

I'm getting ready to start a new bible study. It couldn't come at a better time. My thought life has been very poor lately. I've been discouraged about finances, appearance and the opinions of others. Check this out ladies, I think it will be great!
Author: Jennifer Rothschild
Me, Myself, and Lies: A Thought Closet Makeover is a video-driven Bible study for women to encourage them to clean out the junk in their thoughts and replace these hidden negative thoughts and failures with positive truths from God’s word. Author Jennifer Rothschild shares practically and helpfully from her own life and from Scripture to show how every woman can turn her words, and her life, around for good. (7 sessions)
Words are powerful. Especially the words women speak to themselves. All too often, what they say to themselves when they lie in bed at night or look in the mirror in the morning is not even close to the words God wants them to speak to their souls. According to Rothschild, what we think about often has a ripple effect on nearly every area of our lives, “This Bible study, based on Jennifer's popular book: Self Talk, Soul Talk, teaches how to replace the lies you may have been telling yourself with the truth from God’s word.”

Just finished a fiction book that I loved called:
Deadline By: Randy AlcornMultnomah
5 out of 5 stars
Product Description
Involved in a tragic accident under suspicious circumstances, award- winning journalist Jake Woods teams with detective Ollie Chandler to uncover the truth. This alluring repackage of the R andy Alcorn bestseller finds Jake drawing upon all his resources in an ever- intensifying, dangerous murder investigation. Unaware of the imminent threat to his own life, Jake struggles for answers to the mystery at hand and is plunged into a deeper search for the meaning of his own existence.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Ramblings of a busy mom

The boys had a blast playing in the rain, well Dad had a blast too!
Our first smelly compost bin. I'll not tell you what the boys do with it...:-)

We are growing our first organic above ground garden. This is one of two beds.

Playing at the park last week

Memorial Day weekend proved to be one we won't forget. Our little angel girl was bitten by a dog at the baseball field, requiring a trip to the ER and stitches. We were so lucky, the puncture wounds missed her eyes my cms.
On the adoption end, we have our dossier finished. Woo Hoo. We are just waiting to get our final typed copy of our home study in hand, then we'll be able to authenticate it and send it off. Think first thing next week or end of this week. Then we just need money. Pray. I've spend a lot of time fixing tickets/ invitations for my adoption benefit dinner. It should be great fun.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Calling all ladies

Adoption Benefit Dinner
July 31st, 2009 @ Georgetown College, Hall of Fame room in the Craille Student Center
Dinner, games, doorprizes
25.00 per person
Lisa Bond will speak on the impact adoption has had on her (MY!:-) life, stories may be shared by other adoptive mom's as well.
Overview to be given on the "how to's" of adoption
Please share with ladies groups, friends, etc
If you'd like to donate 25.00 but not attend please email me @: bond005@roadrunner.com for more details.
On the side of this blog, under the other blog listings are the two stories of our previous adoption trips.
Thank you all.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Life Without Limbs

An amazing man visited our church this weekend. He will forever be in my memory and his ministry in my prayers.
Happy Mothers day to all you Mom's. Hope you all had a day of rest. Yesterday was mine and my husbands birthday. To celebrate we spent the day at my exhusbands house. LOL. His birthday is the day before ours. His beautiful new wife made us an amazing dinner and we got to spend time with many of their (and our) extended family. Family has many different faces.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Oh Happy Day!

What can I say about this picture? This picture is just one more miracle in my life that shows Gods wonder working power. This is my exhusband, my son's father, David. We met 15 years ago. We dated about a year and then we got married at the court house. Over the years I have been told that he doesn't consider he was ever married to me because we weren't married by a priest. (He was brought up in the Orthodox Chruch) I was married to him. Our marriage lasted only about 3 years, long enough to produce a beautiful son, Noah. When our marriage ended, I hated David. I hated all that he represented. I hated Ethiopia, which was his motherland. I hated the way I felt when I was with his family and everyone was speaking another language. I hated until that hate was eating me alive. Being a believer in Jesus (not a follower until years later) I prayed my way out of that whales belly called hatred. Fast forward some years, I give my life to Christ. I want with all that is in me to love all the people I can love in this lifetime, including David. We have brought him to church many times over the years. I have shared my experiences with him, my struggles, my bondage and eventual freedom. I love him now, have for years. He is family to me. He is my friend. Now he is my brother in Christ. He gave my son a beautiful gift this day.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Lights, Camera, Action!!!

Noah and Si were in The Wizard of Oz. Noah played the scarecrow, Si - Uncle Henry. Night two Noah was the tin man. Just a few pictures to share. We had a wonderful time watching the boys on stage. Bravo ;)
Noah as tin man
Proud Mom and Dad with Uncle Henry and Scarecrow

Ahh! Their first play together.
A kiss for you all.