Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Wordless Wednesday!!! :)

I love it!!!!!!!!!!!! :) hahahaha.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

My cup runneth over....

I know I do a lot of writing on here and not many pictures!!! I usually do my posting at work and don't have pictures on that computer. So, I thought I would do a photo post of things I love. :) Enjoy.

My sweet and beautiful friend Hannah!!
Prov. 18:24 A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

My sweet Manny

Jaime :)  
1 Timothy 4:12
Don't let anyone look down on you because you are
young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.

My big boy Gunner :)

This beautiful family: Brad (best bro-in-law EVER), Callye (great big sis) and Gracie (the most precious neice ever!)

This crazy boy Eric

The joy on this face
Psalm 19:8
The precepts of the Lord are right, giving
joy to the heart. The commands of the Lord are radiant, giving light to the eyes.

The way we don't take life too seriously :)

Again, how we don't take life too seriously :)

John 10:10 I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

These crazy boys (Chris Trammel and Doug Compton)
I travel with these two alot. 

This precious family that brings so much joy to my life. Not to mention laughter!

Job 8:21
He will yet fill your mouth with
laughter and your lips with shouts of joy.

Sweet Sweet Jessie who has such a joy in the Lord. :)

This is Kenneth. He is the sweetest. :) He represents all my school kids. I can't post them all!!!

Sweet nap-time at JuJu's house

Luke 22:46
"Why are you
sleeping?" he asked them. "Get up and pray so that you will not fall into temptation."

Oh, how I love these girls!!!

Philippians 1:3 I thank my God every time I remember you.

Fun times at Souled Out!!! :) This represents ALL of my Souled Out friends. They are simply the best. Sure will miss them this year!

These precious eyes on this baby in Nicaragua. I love Nicaragua and all the babies I love there. 
3 John 1:4
I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.

This is "my little brother". This kid totally has my heart. And he knows it! 

This is my new room-mate. Ann :)

 Psalms 68:5 A father to the father-less, a defender of widows is God in His holy dwelling...

:) Kayla and Hilary. Love em!

My sweet sisters who are also my bestest friends! 

My mom and her hubby, Jason. :) 

Acts 10:2
He and all his family were devout and God-fearing; he gave generously to those in need and prayed to God regularly.

 My daddy and his girls :)

Thursday, April 22, 2010

I love when I can do these posts!!!

My mom and I are prayer warriors for a couple of sweet girls on Reece's Rainbow. It is a FREE way to support and pray and be a part of a child on this site. I so wish I could adopt one from there but impossible for me as of now.

I checked the RR site the other night, as I randomly do, only to see sweet Darla on the *New Commitments* page!! I almost jumped out of my seat!!!!! That is my mom's prayer angel. :) :) :) I immediately took a picture of her on the internet and sent it to mom and asked her if she knew what that meant!! Mom was so so so excited!!! She couldn't go to sleep. (I forgot to mention that this was after 11 pm one night) :) We are so happy to know that someone has stepped up and decided to bring Darla home. We will continue to pray for her and her new family. For there is a long way to go before Darla will be home. Mom's first question was "Where do they live?" California. :( We were hoping it was closer because we SURE would love to meet her when she gets home. :) But as long as she's HOME and not in an orphanage, we can't complain.  It makes me so happy. I just wish I could see dozens and DOZENS of kids on the new commitment page EVERY time I got onto RR. Wouldn't that be wonderful!?!?

Here is a picture of darling Darla!! :) Isn't she precious!! If you'd like to donate to her adoption fund go here.

I knew I named this blog right!

It's been a few days since I have blogged. Not that I haven't been following all my favorites!!! :) I love blog world! haha. I just wish I had something cool to blog about everyday. Like cute kids, an adoption journey, or if I were overseas updating my friends and family!!! Which I follow blogs of all of these categories. But I can express my heart on here. Even if no one reads it!!! I will have it later to read myself. :)
If you don't already know, I've moved out!! :) Yay for me for growing up a little!!! But, it wasn't quite the situation that I had in mind. :) I am living with an amazing man whom I married on the best day of my life an old lady.  :) And when I say old, I mean OLD. She's 92. haha. She lived at my mom's facility for over 3  years. We all have loved her since we met her. She's never been married nor had kids. She has no one to really care for her other than a few close friends and neices and nephews. All of whom, can't or live too far away to take her in. The situation is that she has run out of funds to live at the Etheridge House. Which meant the nursing home for her. Well, If you knew her you'd realize that she is FAR from nursing home material. Her mind is GREAT and she functions pretty well independantly. So, Mom asked me about possibly getting an apartment or duplex with her. I thought and prayed about it that day at work and everytime I did the verse from James popped in my head. It says: Religion that God our Father finds pure and fautless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress... Ok, That verse had been on my heart for weeks but all I ever heard was the orphans... not widows. Coincidence? I don't think so. I knew that was my answer. I told mom the same day that I would. Skip a few weeks of talking with her neice, moving, buying stuff and now we got moved in this week. :) She's been sick and worried about everything that I have to do for her. She's asked me a million questions about a million things. But, I know she is just trying to get settled. :) It has really helped me to slow down, be patient, listen, and be responsible for things I'm not normally responsible for. I really believe that this will be a blessing for me as much as her. She told me last night that she wished she had a million dollars to give me... Aw. But I told her if she had a million dollars she wouldn't have to be moving in with me!! She's so sweet and it's so good to be able to love on her like no one ever has. (other than family)
Also, this has answered many questions about why the Lord didn't want me to go to Nica or Souled Out. :) I get it now. I am still going to El Salvador, though, in July. My sister will stay with Ms. Ann. I know the Lord called me to missions and I feel like Ms. Ann is my first one! I'm excited to do for her and love her like Jesus would be.

Sidenote: I have been following a handful of blogs who are overseas waiting to meet their chlid, overseas waiting to get over the 10 wait, overseas waiting on flights to resume, and here waiting on the day to come to go meet their child. Also, a couple who have recently made it home with their child. I am so intrigued by each step of this journey. :) It excites me and honestly makes me check their blogs like 2971 times a day!!!  And pray for them more than I do myself. I still know that one day I WILL adopt. :) Can't wait.