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

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Auntie me!

We just returned from our family vacation to St George Island. We had a wonderfully restful time. My favorite part of the trip was meeting my new nieces and my nephew from Russia. I didn't really expect any emotional feelings upon meeting them, but almost instantly I was choked up. It was touching to see my brother in the role of father. They are shaping into excellent parents and I am very proud of both he and Kim.

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We are selling shirts as a fund raiser. They are organic cotton, brown, 12 dollars. We ar out of XL. Beniam is sporting one. Every life does count. I am abundantly be blessed to call him my son.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Beach birthday

Our baby turned 5. We decided to wait a few days to have her party on vacation. She picked out the party dress and wanted a little dolled up. The expression when we sang to her was priceless.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

The sweetest prayer

Personally, we have been having some struggles. Today I was tearful and Mercy came to me (remember we brought her home November 21st, she is almost 5 years old.) She pulled up a stool in front of me, sat down on it, took my hands in her two small hands and said: "Mommy when you are sad, I pray for you, I talk to Jesus Mommy." Then she prayed "God, thank you for God. Thank you for Mommy. Help Mommy be happy and have no owies." Then she gave me a big hug and "teleko kisses". (Big kisses.)