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Indiana, United States
I'm a mother of five of my own children, very blessed adoptive mommy to one, step mother to three! Married to a wonderful man who forgives ALOT! Grammy to 6!I also have the best "kids in law" that I could have! I am blessed to be able to baby sit for our grandchildren a few days a week. I am blessed to be able to NOW stay home full time to take care of our home, children, and grandchildren!!

Friday, February 11, 2011


Yesterday was a busy and stressful day! We closed on our house and I spent the rest of the day running around as a Mommy taxi service! I had been thinking it was Tuesday and didn't realize that it was Thursday until I made Becca late for her trumpet lesson!! It was a good day, though, and I am sooo excited to own "the little blue house in the country." We took all of the younger kids to see it and they were pleased as well. Gideon's room is painted a soft lavender and I teased him that I would go buy him pretty lace curtains today. He said, "Oh...good...I love lace...." in a monotone voice! I think it will be painted two toned blue soon.

Since there has been such a layer of ice everywhere here in Indiana, we are giving the seller a few extra days to get his things out. But I think I will at least go and clean bathrooms and the kitchen cabinets today! I'm going to be very busy with Grandbabies on the weekend!

I went to a wedding shower for a young lady at church last night and I was talking to her Mom. I was telling her about the new house and that we are planning to adopt. She said "Adoption is very near to my heart...I was adopted!"

I had no idea! I asked her if she was adopted as an infant and she said, "No...I was nine."

She went on to tell her story very briefly to me and then said something that brought me to tears. She was talking about her adoptive mother and she said, "She knew I wouldn't have had a good life. Not only did she change MY life, but she changed the life of all of my CHILDREN!" (She has six...)

Being the blubbering emotional person that I am, of course, I got all teary eyed. That is exactly how I feel about the little girl God has waiting for US to adopt! I think she is in Africa...that is where we feel that God is leading us...and her life will forever be changed! She will have a Mommy and Daddy that adore her and all these older siblings to love her as well!

So many of the orphaned girls in Africa are immediately forced into prostitution as soon as they are released from the orphanages. AIDS is rampant there...most likely she would not know Christ as her Savior and she will die an early death...except that the Lord has other plans for her!

(She's going to grow up in "the little blue house in the country!!" More importantly, she will be taught about Jesus!)

Adoption is so beautifully depicted in the Bible since WE are ADOPTED into God's family through the death of Jesus...and our acceptance of his GIFT of SALVATION.

What would MY future be like if HE had not ADOPTED me?? What would my past have been like if someone hadn't cared enough to tell my parents' about the Lord and Salvation?

It's pretty humbling to think of that. Sometimes I feel myself feeling a little bit prideful...like when the residents of the home I used to work in would watch one of those tv shows like Maury or Jerry Springer. I would think, "How can people behave like that way on tv? I would never do that!"

But in reality, we are ALL capable of doing ANYTHING and it is only by the Grace of GOD that we do NOT act like that! I am no better than those people...I'm just different because I have been adopted into God's family! I COULD HAVE BEEN BROUGHT UP JUST LIKE THEM...but someone told my parents' about God.

Well, I'm done preachin' now...and I've got to get to cleanin' now!!

After my cup of English Breakfast Tea in my pretty teacup......

Blessings to you all!



  1. Enjoy! This is probably the last time you will be this excited to clean those rooms. lol

    I am so thankful that God chose to adopt me into His spiritual family. Looking forward to meeting this little girl He has chosen for your family!

  2. Awesome. I am so happy for you. I look forward to seeing how everything goes with this blessing. Congratulations.

  3. I'm glad to see you've got your priorities right! "After my cup of English Breakfast Tea in my pretty teacup......"

    I didn't know about the future of the African orphan girls. That is awful. I'm so thankful that God is leading you guys to rescue someone...and her children!