The Family

The Family

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Family Update and Birthday Wishes

Wow-- so much going on and so much to be thankful for!  I just wanted to put up a quick post today to give everyone some updates on our family and our pending adoption.

First off I want to make sure I send out some birthday wishes to my wonderful hubby Tim......

Where would I be without him?  He has been my love and my support for the past 19 years and my husband for the last 15.  He is such a sweet and giving man, someone who steps in to help without even being asked.  He is a devoted family man-- a caring husband and father who tries his hardest to please his wife and dotes on his children.  Every single one of them have a special place in his heart, and I am sure that will be true for the children to follow.  Happy Birthday Tim!  Thank you for being the loving, hard working man that you are and for your place by my side as we go through this next adoption together adding to the blessing which is our family.  We all love you!!

And now for an update on our adoption of Gideon.  We have our plane tickets!!!!!!
We are so excited that they are finally booked!!  A HUGE thank you to our friends David and Christine Gilley who helped make this big step possible by their awesome and generous donation of their airline miles as well as extra money to cover Gideon's trip home.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!  We are so blessed to have such amazing and loving friends who are willing to help us with this adoption and its funding.  God has been and continues to be SO GOOD to us!

Evan and I will be traveling to get our new son and his new brother on January 13th.  Please pray that we have a safe flight and that everything goes well while we are in China.  Tim will be staying at home to be with the children and also so that he can continue to work since he just began his new job a few months ago.

And last but not least, for another update in our family.......
We would like to warn the people of NC to be extra careful on the roads from now on now that our son Evan is officially out on the road!!  Our oldest son Evan completed his Driver's Ed course today and will now have his permit to learn to drive!  Watch out everyone!!  Haha!

We are excited of course and proud of him.  This is just one more step in his life on his road to becoming an adult.  He is growing into such a wonderful young man who loves his family and strives to please the Lord.  We couldn't be more thankful and we pray that he is safe now and always while out on the road.  A momma has to worry you know!

We have so many blessings to reflect on during this Christmas season-- good health, a home, beautiful children, a loving family, a wonderful church family, the list goes on and on.  We hope that each of you take time during these last days of hustle and bustle before the big day arrives to take a quiet moment alone with your Creator and thank Him for all He has blessed you with as well.  Life is so precious and it can be over in the blink of an eye.  Let us be grateful all of our days here on this earth and always be looking for ways to help others and do good.

In the words of Tiny Tim from Dickens' A Christmas Carol.......

"Merry Christmas and God bless us, every one!!"

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