Feed your faith and your fears will starve to death.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Did you know?

In the year 2003 Jeff and I went to visit Hawaii with some friends.  It was 5 days of wonderful.  At the time we had a 14 year old son, an 11 year old daughter, a 9  year old son and a 5 year old son.  We were unsure about having more children and had the opportunity to visit the Hawaii temple.  We thought this the perfect opportunity and setting to pray about more children.  We went to the temple and had a wonderful time. 

My husband had the strongest impression that there was another child for our family...he came to me in the temple and quietly told me.  I on the other hand had not felt the same strong answer, but was excited that he did.  I still wasn't sure, and after we were done inside we walked the temple grounds.  We came upon this beautiful waterfall and sculpture.  From a distance it seemed to read ETERNITY.  When we got closer I just had to take a picture, because here was MY answer to our prayer.  This experience happened 6 years before we finally took the first steps to adopting our sweet Faith.  And what a miracle and a blessing she is to us.  I thank my Heavenly Father daily for the sweet promptings we felt that day almost 8 years ago. 

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Well as you can see Faith is not wearing the color GREEN.  She has become very opinionated lately about what she wants to wear.   We go through her closet every morning and if it's not a dress and the color pink we experience full blown tears.  She is even refusing to change into her pj's at night and insists on sleeping in her dress. 

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Faith says, "Please adopt my best friend Pei Pei!"

This is one of Faith's best friends.  He, Faith and another little boy(Lan Lan) were inseparable in China.  Faith and Lan Lan have already been adopted. Pei can name the countries where his friends who have been adopted have gone to live with their new families.  I was reading my favorite list of blogs when I saw this recent picture and post about Pei, you can find it here.  Thank so much Amy for advocating for him!

 Pei is a fabulous four-year old who really needs a family. He is from the same SWI where Faith lived, so he has the advantages of coming from a great program where he has been very well cared for. Pei has been attending kindergarten, and has lived with a foster grandmother for some of his time.

Pei came into ICC's care as an infant. If you are unfamiliar with ICC, please see their link (english.chinaconcern.org) with info about their committed volunteers and all of their good work for these kids. Pei is described by someone who knows him personally as confident, outgoing, loving and affectionate. He loves kindergarten and wants a family -
While Pei was born w/ a sensitive special need, he has had surgery with a team of US doctors, and his future is bright!! With a family of his own, he can have a wonderful future. If you would like more info about Pei, please contact me. He is on the shared list, so any agency can request his file. I can put you in touch w/ someone who knows Pei and I also have several photos of Pei and Faith together.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Words of wisdom from Faith

"Cows don't like to eat grass...they like to eat yogurt!"