Saturday, January 7, 2012

Blogging Again!

First, my apologies to those who check in here at The Bergey Bunch regularly and expect a new post every now and then more often than once a month.

Second, my heartfelt Thank You to those who have commented publicly or emailed privately to inquire about our family. I wish I could say more than just Thank You, but sometimes there just aren't adequate words to say how I feel.

As most of you know, our family has grown alot this year. Well, obviously we've grown numerically....but we've also grown in different ways.

Our children are learning to love, accept, teach and bond with a new older sister and two younger sisters.

Our newly adopted children are learning to accept love and boundaries from a family unit.

Daddy and Mommy are learning to not only follow God when it's easy, but to follow Him when it's hard. Learning to step out into the water like Peter, knowing that HE is asking you to do so, and trusting that HE will be with you every little baby step of the way.

And while I'm spending so much of my time teaching, teaching, teaching these seven beautiful, precious souls entrusted to my care, I'm learning an important fact:

----God is using these little ones to TEACH ME.---

Sometimes the lessons are exciting, wonderful, and encouraging.

Other times, the lessons are painful, humiliating, and just. plain. hard.

I'm SO excited to share some of the lessons He's been taking me through. Unfortunately, I know myself well enough to know that it would take way too long to share in one post. :)

So, instead of one ridiculously long post, I'm going to jump--with both feet!--back into the blogging water (figuratively speaking, of course!).

I'll even throw in some of our amazing Christmas memories from our girls' first Christmas with us, jump back into my Toddler Training Series, and do a SIX MONTHS in America post on our lovely Johanna. :)

See you all soon! :)


  1. Glad to see you're back! LOoking forward to hearing more news!

  2. It's good to see you back to blogging!

  3. It's great to hear from you! I am so eager to hear more about Joanna since my social worker is arriving this Monday to approve (I hope!) me for a 13 year old girl. By the time I can raise/earn enough to bring her home, she'll be nearly 14.

  4. I was so happy when I scrolled down my list of favorite blogs and saw that you were back! Yippie. Praying for supernatural strength and grace for you as you continue serving the Lord through your family. How is Johanna's English coming along? Our oldest has been home now since August. We can communicate much more easily, but his verbal English is slow. Angie

  5. So glad you are back to blogging. I so enjoy reading how your family is getting along, growing, and serving Him. The new picture is great. A lot more smiles!

  6. thank you selina,
    God bless you.
    I know it's so hard. You are living hard.
    hard is good, but hard. :)
    my 7 years olds (newly adopted) a so beautiful but learning and learning to accept correction with out melting down in fiery anger, to accept love etc.
    this is not our home,
    we await an eternal home with Jesus for ever.
    keep following him to that hard place

  7. I am sooooo glad you are back.I have missed your posts so much.


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