Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Papers on the Move

Praise God from whom all blessings flow!!!

I know so many of you are praying with us for God's speed in our adoption process. Thank you. We have indeed been blessed again with a very short stay in Parquet (court). We are on our way to Second Legalization were the adoption documents will be signed. We know that this process is unpredictable, but we trust the Lord with each step and know that he already knows how it will go and loves our kids more than we ever could. So today we celebrate another step closer and ask you to continue praying with us for the paper work, the kids, and the people of Haiti.

We are really looking forward to MOI when we can begin to talk to Anna and Beth about it, but for now: shh.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

When I Grow Up

When I grow up I want to be just like Phyllis Fischer. She was the daughter and niece of the two "little old ladies" in our church when I was growing up. They lived with her and she cared for them. Of course as a kid I thought they were all "old", but sweet as pie. I saw Phyllis the other week and she looks awesome! She will soon be 80 years old and is just the same now as she was 20 years ago. She was, until this week, still the full time care giver of her just turned 106 year old mother. I want to be 80 and be caring for others. I want to be 80 and look this good. I want to be 80 and be this kind and loving. I want to be 80 and have this kind of smile that comes from deep within: to have weathered the trials of life and survived the heart aches only to proclaim that God is faithful and good. I want to be like Phyllis Fischer when I grow up!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

We are Home!

Our experience in Haiti was great! The kids are all so healthy and Happy. It was plenty hot during the day but cooled off at night. We were able to file our paper at the embassy quickly and got to see the transition house where the kids go first before entering the orphanage. We asked Gina all the questions we could think of and got to see much of Port a Prince.

We had so many answered prayers and miracles that I can not tell you on this blog, but email and I will give you all the details. Ronese does not like her picture taken and did not really want her routine interrupted. She is very little, but healthy and strong. Wiguerson is a wonderful, gentle and caring big brother. He has the greatest smile (unless there is no one behind the camera... as in the first picture). He knows the names of all the animals and liked to read books with us. He talked a lot and loved to show every thing to his friends. He wanted to be with Joel every second and loved just being with him.

There is something unexplainable about spending 3 days with your children and then telling them you have to leave and will come again "someday". Kind of like Jesus in John 14.