As we near Christmas and everything that Christmas represents, we are focusing on all these things we have to do. Shopping, parties, wrapping, and spending time with family and friends. Most of us receive and give gifts to our loved ones and maybe some of us give a gift to a charity or to someone who is struggling just to have a Christmas dinner. I also think we may look at our lives and see all the blessings that God has given us. I saw this video posted from Dawn, a fellow adoptee, who was working in China when I was there and was truly touched. I think it not only is about Chinese orphans, but all orphans all over the world. Chinese, Russian, African, American and on and on, they are all the same. I pray for more families to be touched by adoption and to see what a beautiful gift it really is.
what all these children really want are a family for Christmas. We all have wants and needs, that we hope for. This makes them all seem so silly and ridiculous. There are families that just want a meal on the table or some heat from their furnace. It really puts things into perspective. When I saw this video I couldn’t help but thinking of the miracle that we are living daily, with our little Abby. How blessed we are to have her in our family, to be her mom and dad, her sister, her grandparent, aunt or uncle.
Have a Merry, Merry Christmas!
More to come later!
“Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”” Luke 2:11-14
On Thanksgiving I think most people think of what they are thankful for. I have to say so many things come to mind, so many things we are grateful for. Friends, family, our children, love, and so much more.
Life can be difficult at times, and I thank God that through those hard times he makes us stronger. We learn not to depend of ourselves, but on him and our family and friends.
We had a wonderful time on Thanksgiving, celebrating with Michaels family and enjoying each others company. Abby of course stole the show, she danced, sang and was very silly.
She is getting so tall and growing each and every day. She keeps me very busy every day and she loves to play itsy bitsy spider, and pony girl. She also loves to dance and shake her booty.
Abby saw Santa and did so well, she went right up on his lap and was smiling and laughing. Santa had to hold her hands down since she was trying to grab his beard and glasses.
More to come!
“Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.”Isaiah 7:14