Sunday, March 29, 2009

Blindly Following

I don't think leaving for Uganda and Ethiopia in a little over 3 weeks has sunk in yet. I'm not a huge planner. That's obvious. However, I did manage to schedule my shots tomorrow. I already survived Typhoid once, I have no desire to go through that again.

So, what exactly am I going to do in Uganda?

Still figuring that one out. The itinerary is planned. Children's Hope Chest and Brandi know what they're doing. But do I? Not really. I do have the vision God gave me and 5 of you are suppose to be a part of it. I just don't know which 5. That's for you to decide. If you're reading this and you feel that 'feeling'- You know the one- That pit in your stomach like you know God is talking to you- Then email/call me.

The funny thing is... If you're being pulled- You don't even need the details. You just know. Ha-I love that about God. I love that about obedience. I just follow- I trust. It's the most amazing feeling in the the world .

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


Gedese called me today. Many blessings came from this year we had together, but they are not without their struggles. She could use a lot of prayer and love during her transition back into Africa life. She is pretty sick and Christiana is having a difficult time adjusting to all the new faces. Gedese said she is crying and screaming when anyone else tries to hold her. Her relationship with Alex is under strain. Please pray for untity in their family.
I pray the Lord opens a door for me to stop by Ethiopia for a few days when I go to Uganda next month.

Monday, March 23, 2009

I'm Needing Adoptive Parents Advice

Last Friday marked the one year mark that I got to hold Diezel and Xia for the first time. Our "Gotcha" day. I want to celebrate. I just don't know how or what to do. Do you treat it like a birthday and have cake/presents? I really need your input/suggestions.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

I'm Going to Uganda!

Next month.
More info to follow soon.
Could really use a lot of prayer.

Thursday, March 19, 2009


I'm starting to think with clarity and purpose again. Ideas are swimming around in my mind. I have that feeling-the one you get before you jump into a really cold pool. For the longest time I've been sticking a toe in and trying to get used to the water, but that's not really my style. I like to jump in.
So here I go...
1....2....3 SPLASH!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Inspired Beauty

The sunflower seeks the Sun in the morning, follows it through the day and bows down at night.
A perfect example of how to live everyday.
Inspired Beauty.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Hair Wrapping

I had a lot of fun wrapping the girls hair in Embroidery floss. They loved it. So, do you think I'm too old to do one on myself?

Sunday, March 15, 2009

A Happy Family

I had a precious gift waiting for me in my inbox this morning. Pictures from Gedese.

Christiana with her daddy.

Looking so grown up.

Together at last.

Meeting her grandma
or in Amharic her "set I yet".

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Drop and Give Me 20!

This post is not an update on Gedese, my family or anything of real depth. It is simply me sharing something I've implemented in my life the last two weeks. I call it, "Drop and give me 20!" Whenever negativity pops in my mind -which seems to be quite often lately or I have three minutes of non chaos, I make myself do 20 push ups. I know it sounds weird, but hey I am weird:) At first I was only doing push ups, now I'll do 20 crunches, 20 lunges, 20 jumping jacks or whatever else I can think of. Some days I do this 4-5 times a day and some days only once.
And you know what?
I feel amazing. I feel better than I have in a year. It is so easy and doesn't take a lot of time.
So next time you're feeling blue, frustrated, hungry, bored, tired, or cranky, just tell yourself

Drop and give me 20.

Monday, March 2, 2009