Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Testimony Tuesday - Wonderfully Relaxing Weekend!

This place isn't just a catalog!!  It Really exists!  We went to both locations!

The Moose we saw in Vermont!
What a great time we had with Christa this weekend!  Praise the Lord for providing free lodging and so the only real expense was the gas to get to Vermont!!  The Lord cleared a path through the traffic on Friday so that we whizzed through Hartford!  Whoo Hoo!!!  On Sunday night after church, we pretty much had a wide open road again. 
First One
Do over cause Randy said my leg had to be up
It's not often we get family time together these days.  Christa loves her teaching job, but it is an hour away so she is only home on the weekends.  Well, in a pastor's home those are the two busiest days of the week!!!!  We didn't do anything super special except travel, sleep, take pictures, shop, and of course we had a nice giggle fest on Friday evening!!!  I don't know who taught Christa to be
so silly, but she is silly!!!!!                        
Thank you to Pastor McDaniels and the people of Bow Baptist Church for always being so kind and welcoming to us!  You make us feel so special!


Sunday, April 21, 2013

SON-ny Sunday - Happy Birthday, Christa!

It is hard to believe that it has been 28 years since I started praying for a baby daughter!  I remember when my mother passed away in March 1985, I asked the Lord to allow me to have a baby the next April around my mother's birthday which was April 24.  When July came and went and I was not pregnant, I thought that was ok as I could get pregnant in August or September and have a premie baby in April.  August, September, October and no evidence of a baby on the way.  Needless to say, I was so disappointed.  I cried and kept going.  April 1986 came and went and I grieved privately for the baby that would never be.  One day in October after I dropped Eddie off at school, I stopped at my friend Nan's house.  During my visit the phone rang and a young woman that we had met a few weeks earlier was on the other end of the line.  She told Nan about a baby that her sister was fostering and wondered if Randy and I would be interested in adopting her.  INTERESTED??  How about obsessed!!!  It took us a while to get a hold of the lawyer, but as soon as I heard that she was born on April 21, I knew that she was God's special and specific answer to my prayer. 
I can't imagine our family without Christa.  As you can see by the pictures above, she brings her genuine smile and joy everywhere she goes.  I love you, Christa!!  We are honored and blessed to have you in our lives! Happy Birthday!!!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Parabens, A Minha Madrasta!!

I can think of no better way to celebrate
than to thank the Lord for bringing Annetta into my life!
Happy Birthday, Annetta!!
Praying your day was joyful and full of celebrating!!  I'm blessed by your life!