Monday, September 5, 2011

Treasured Teen

Jeremiah 17:7

But the person who trusts in the Lord will be Blessed. The Lord will show Him that He can be trusted. He will be strong like a tree planted near water that sends its roots by a stream.

Hello Everyone! Hope this little update finds you enjoying the cool breeze we have had all day! Yes it is a beautiful Labor Day. One month ago we awoke to glimpse the miracle of our sons homecoming. God is so so so good. Samuel has been home one month and one day. He continues to laugh,play and learn so much about us and we do the same. Adopting a teen is again to us a greater joy than we could have imagined. Thanks be to God. Your prayers have been raining down in many days of transition and "newness" for us as a family. We are very grateful! 

 We are really getting to know the differences and common ground that melds us together as a family. Its really beautiful to have so much time in our daily life to learn more and for our students, friends and family that have helped us gain this time we are also very thankful! For those of you who have not adopted a teen or any older child yet, I was told Its kind of similar to bringing home your new baby from the hospital and getting all those days to figure out what they need and how they communicate. We are enjoying every minute and hope to share more with you soon!

One of the really cool things that God has done for us as husband and wife on many occasions is to remind us that we need to rely on Him. We need to pray for one another and our son. Also, reading the book of Proverbs as a family has really made a difference on how we treat one another and even how we start our day. I would encourage this for any family! Its really awesome how there are 31 days often in one month and 31 Proverbs too! 

Thank You for one month of support, love and prayer ! We can already see the amazing healing that only God could orchestrate in our son's life! We love you and miss you!

1 comment:

  1. Love your title for this post--"Treasured Teen." Aren't both our families so blessed to have been blessed by the Lord with opportunity to adopt seriously "older" kids?!? God is so good! Denise