“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see” Hebrews 1:11

Sunday, November 20, 2011


I have to admit that blogging has been very hard to do during this waiting process of bringing our sweet daughter home. We have been so busy with paper work, paper work and more paper work, that it almost seemed daunting to blog when it seemed so far off in the distance. Well it’s time to begin again, and I can think of no better time to start than at Thanksgiving, as we have so much to be thankful for. I’d like to share with you my top ten reasons of why I am thankful.

I am thankful that I am loved by a father in heaven even on my most unlovable days. I read this recently and it completely resonates with me. …“What a gift it is to know Him, to know that I will always fall short, to know that He loves me anyway, to know that He loves me so much, He sent His son to die for me, to know that He insists that I am in Heaven with Him one day.” Now that is something to be thankful for!

I am thankful for my husband, Mike, who is a gift to me.

I am thankful for the four beautiful children the Lord has entrusted Mike and I to care for.

I am so thankful that He has shown us the way to our daughter, Anela. In His perfect timing, we are learning, there will be one less orphan. We cannot wait until that day! It is right around the corner!!!!!!!!!!

I am thankful the Lord always provides…ALWAYS!

I am thankful for the amazing network of friends and family who see the value in Anela’s precious life.

Now on a less serious note…

I am thankful for popcorn and Breyer’s ice cream pretty much on a nightly basis.

I am thankful for times that I laugh so hard I snort, which makes all my kids laugh even harder.

I am thankful for a peaceful shower with no one knocking at the door asking me for something.

I am thankful for the noise and excitement that resume right after I get out of my peaceful shower (:

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