Tuesday, December 31, 2013


I was sitting at my office computer downloading my new lightroom....thinking how I don't use this computer as  much as I used to.....glanced at the date......New Years Eve.....and immediately thought of a very important New Years Eve 3 years ago. I was sitting at the same computer and had been haunted by a picture for weeks......

those eyes would not let me go...
I woke up at night worried for her....
those sweet little lips, those searching eyes....
at that time we had been sponsoring "Lili" for a few months,
prayed for her....
while God set His plan in motion

On New Years Eve three years ago 
I sent Diana (now my dear friend) and email asking...
"what are the chances that we could get her?"

The rest is history.....
but this year 2013
God gave me even more insight into this precious child of mine
insight I will never forget and will always be thankful to have been given...
a trip of a lifetime into her beginning
just one of the many gifts God has given to me during this year.

so many emotions as this precious woman looked at pictures of our happy sassy Janie with her forever family

my goodness, I cannot believe I truly got to meet this sweet lady
to be able to tell her how much I appreciate all she gave my Janie
I am so thankful God moved my heart to our girl
and then opened so many doors to take me to her foster mother.
What a blessing!

then these sweet friends of mine....
we don't get to see each other much
we get to talk some days
with kids yelling in the background...
usually mine:)
they are such a gift,
I believe God has blessed each one of us in this call to adoption
with friends who understand
that deep desire to follow Him across the world 
to a child we don't know
but KNOW with all of our being that she is ours....

Just one of the many things I am thankful for in 2013!

Now just for a laugh...
cause you know I always need one
my tatted little sassy girl who refused to smile for her Daddy lol!
I think this is my favorite low quality(ha) pic of the year!

then there is this one...
I just love this one!
She is watching Madeline get her face painted:)


  1. LOVE that sweet Janie girl so much! So blessed to be able to teach so many of your crew!

  2. Beautiful post. That picture of her foster mother looking at your pictures makes me cry. How awesome you got to meet her. Happy New year!