Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Our Youngest Birthday Boy!

You have the ability to absolutely drive me crazy and melt my heart with that smile! I do believe Thomas that you were meant to be my lil guy! Our son! Im truly thankful on my knees to Jesus that He alone sent you into the arms of our family from so very far away! You were and always will be my surprise! I absolutely adore you and know that Christ adores you too! I am pretty sure that He created you laughing and smiling the whole time! Your Joy is contagious. Your ability to memorize scripture and use it to encourage me is a miracle! You love your sister so much and I am so grateful that you have her and she has you to tumble together through the years! As you chase your big brothers very big footsteps, don’t forget to reach up and ask for a kiss. He likes you just as much as you Love him. I pray God will continue to grant you vision and you will sing it with that incredible voice He gave you. You worship our Creator as if you had a choir to lead and you are only today turning Four! You are the little son that I am sure bounced into my heart and filled a dream I did not even know I had! Life without you falling into my lap and kissing my lips would be so dull. I deeply love you! Always remember that God ALWAYS has a better plan! I am deeply grateful that the Lord put you in our arms forever. 
Thomas, God Bless your first Birthday in your forever family. 

Happy Birthday Thomas

Just Four Years Home, our sweet son!

      I have been so busy at all the happenings around here that I have failed to write so many things! This August our first child and oldest celebrated being in our family for four years. Although he has been in our hearts forever it seems like just yesterday he came home.

    We tucked in our then fourteen year old Samuel for the first time in his life as his forever and very new parents. It took a total of two and a half years to bring him home from Russia. His entire journey to us and ours to him is nothing short of miracle after miracle! God is so very Faithful!

    The reward of parenting him has never ended. Even as his age by our world standards pegs him as a young adult, he is still our treasured son, dearly loved, guided and encouraged by us. We celebrated very simple this year with a pancake breakfast and family time at a nearby lake. His ability to love us and serve as a valued family member has and always will be a joy. We hope as he pursues graduating next year from High school that God will continue to reveal His Glory in Samuel’s life.

     Our family is by God’s good grace closely knit and we have no plans of tossing out our kiddos at any age. Although some may look forward to an empty nest, we value our young adults company, love and contribution to our family until they are called away to take care of their very own.  Learning to be in a family and take care of a family are still very new after just four years. Sometimes we forget that because we have been so blessed by our young man! May God grant him wisdom, purity and grace in his young adult years! Happy Anniversary sweet son and welcome home!