Tuesday, July 24, 2012

I love my family! They rock all the way around...

3:30 am is going to come very fast.  I need to get the little ones to bed.  Shower.  Try to slow down my thoughts. Pray. 
Off to Guatemala in the a.m..

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Some days he does not stop


Can I do this
Can you get me
You hurt my feelings
Can I
Why not
How about
just one
I promise
Pretty please
Daddy said Yes
I am not talking back
But why

Friday, July 20, 2012

5 days to go

and I am almost packed.

enough said

"It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great e...nthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat." -- President Theodore Rooseve

Thursday, July 19, 2012

The last time I checked

humans are not perfect.  Not even close to perfection.  I'm really struggling with people who think they are perfect or demand perfection.   It will never happen on earth folks.

Bible Verses about Perfection

And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Let those of us who are mature think this way, and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal that also to you.
For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body.
But whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him:
We know that everyone who has been born of God does not keep on sinning, but he who was born of God protects him, and the evil one does not touch him.
No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.
For we are glad when we are weak and you are strong. Your restoration is what we pray for.
I have seen a limit to all perfection, but your commandment is exceedingly broad.

my to do

list is growing longer and longer.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

one day

The Lord will tell me why?  Until that day I will continue to pray for you.

Monday, July 16, 2012

My belly hurts

The cute conversation tonight:

carson:  Mom are you ok? 
me: yes, my belly is bothering me a little.
carson:  can I lay with you?
me: sure
a few minutes later
Carson: Mommy my belly hurts?
me:  Oh Omie, do you have to use the bathroom?
carson:  no mommy, I think your belly pain jumped into my belly because we are resting together.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

10 days until Guatemala

Flash back from last year

The group pushing some of the children from HP back from lunch.

Oh my girls!  The girls in this photo are from a private orphanage. 

Jaime hanging with one of the boys at H.P

Mr. Robinson working on one of the wheelchairs.

The scene from our hotel room.

Bringing wheelchairs down from the warehouse

Packing 60 wheelchairs for transportation

Alyssa hanging with the boys in the village.

Carrying food to our families

looking for clothing and shoes that will fit

the best house in the village

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The adoption questions are starting

Tonight as we were praying Carson said, "Mommy do I have real family in Guatemala?"  My eyes filled with tears before I could even answer him.  As I started to reply Carson quickly stated, " tell me about it another day." 

Sunday, July 8, 2012

I feel like I am

running up a hill filled with quick sand. 

Thursday, July 5, 2012

twenty more

days and we will be in Guatemala.  God willing!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Random photos