Happy 3rd Birthday Sharon
I am continually amazed by how quickly the time can fly by, one moment you are holding a little baby in China who is under a year old and the next she is turning 3, so much can happen in 2 years and some things stay the same. Beka is married, our girls are getting older and Abby is now a part of our family. We spend more time with our family and friends now and have really prioritized the things we do and put our hands to. Our family has grown with not only Abby but also Tiffany, Gabby and hopefully Mattie.
One thing that I can say for our family, is the love that Sharon still has in our lives. She was the child I held two years ago, that God did a major change in me. He showed me orphans and put something inside of me that I still wonder at. Each morning I wake up and sometimes I look at Abby in wonder and amazement. I would not change one thing, how it all happened, the things that our family went through in growth and also those things that needed to be pruned.
At one time we were so hooked into other people’s ministries that we were not tending to our children and what we had at home. We were consumed with doing what we thought was God’s work. All these years being a stay at home mother, which is such a difficult job, and one that so many people demean. I look at it now like this is what God made me to be, it doesn’t matter if my job is at home or out in the work place. Michael and my purpose as parents is to be there for our children, to mentor, teach and spend time with. We are to teach them God’s way and purpose in each of their lives. What greater thing can a parent give to their children.
I remember holding this little baby girl in China, feeling her hair rub up against my face and I was in heaven. She is what started this change in me, I will never forget her and hope to see her again one day.
I also know it’s coming up to the end of the year, those that like to send a donation in to a good cause. Sheherds Field is a wonderful ministry, they have to pay for their heat bill up front. They need a total of $14,000… Here is the link to their website. Prayerfully consider all the children and the good work that this ministry does every year. Help to keep these precious children warm.
Religion that God our father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. James 1:27
More to come later!