Thursday, December 2, 2010

I have 5 children....

My sweet Alyssa, who is blossoming
into a BEAUTIFUL young lady.
This time in 2008 when my husband asked to get a job, I was reluctant, but God knew exactly what He was doing when He provided me the job that He did.  I got to teach one last time to a beautiful group of preschoolers  who are now in Kindergarten.  In that group of children, I have made some really good friends.  I LOVE each of those children I had in my class and I try to keep up with them as much as possible, but there are 3 that I consider 'mine'.

You see, these 3 'extra' children, well their moms are some of my dearest friends.  These children are some of the most precious children I know, and when I get the honor  of getting to take care of them, I just loop them into my family.  I treat them just like I treat my own children.

My precious Jesse, who is one of the
silliest boys I know! 
You see, I feel like God has placed them in our lives for a very special reason.  When I get a phone call from these special mommy friends asking me if I can help them out, I try to move heaven and earth to be able to get a chance to spend time with these great kiddos.

So, in the last 2 weeks, I've been honored to be able to attend special events at school for 2 of  my 'extra' kids.  When people ask me if they are all mine, I often hesitate and actually CRAVE to say YES, YES!  ALL OF THESE PRECIOUS KIDS ARE MINE!!!

Adorable Bella, who often is mistaken
for Perryn's twin!!
I think God is giving me a glimpse to what He might have up His sleeve when I have all of these kiddos in my van...sometimes I have all 5 together, but most of the time, I only have 3 or 4 one time - when I say 3 or 4 that includes my two! heehee.
So, Lord, I can't wait to see how you bless our little family of four and make us a bit bigger.  I can't wait to see what kind of house you provide for us so that we can keep adding to our family.  I can't wait to see the cute faces, races, and specialties that you are going to put into our family.  But....

since it's not time to add to our family, please help us to love on the single moms that you have brought into our lives, the families that need a little extra help because they have two working parents and they need us to just step in every so often.

Help me to bless those families that are currently adopting with fundraisers and my voice.  Please help us to pray for, love, and encourage each of these families and those others that you bring into our path.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

World Aids Day

Please watch this video about Adoption and HIV/AIDS.  I pray that if God blesses us with more children that we will not be hesitant or ignore those children with HIV/AIDS.  I feel that He does have some special plans for us in adopting some really special children.  I pray that we are open to adopting the ones that He places before us.

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