It's been WAY too long since I've done a plain old regular update on our family. I will use the common excuse--life has been crazy-busy--and it is, in fact, true. :) I really really desire to write so much more than I actually do. But then I get behind, and instead of just posting in short little bursts, I just stop altogether for awhile. I appreciate the emails and messages when I've been absent for a time!
|--At the Zoo!|
|--Seven at the zoo|
Yes, that means all nine of us are in a very tiny space, all of the time. :)
Maybe the next post will show how we live now. I have grown to love our life in the trailer! The adjustment hasn't always been easy but God has been so so faithful to give me the strength to face such a huge change. He is good!
|--Brent and Alyssia|
Please pray that we can raise our support quickly and that we will have many partners for our South African orphan ministry!
|---A picture of the three of us for Alyssia's yearly report to China|
|---Johanna (16) :)|
EVERY child is a treasure and deserves to be loved and nurtured.
|--From preemie to "big girl", Gabriella|
|---Eliana, 11, going on 16 :) She has grown many inches this year!|
My Ellie is growing into a lovely young lady. It makes me happy and sad all at the same time. I'm thankful for the blessing of older daughters to share in the joys (and work! lol) of our family
|---Fun at Daddy's expense :)|
|---Say CHEESE! (See how tall Eliana is now?)|
|--Ellie and her sweet friend, Emily|
|---Nathaniel, 9, my young man|
|---Ethan is FOUR now!|
|---Gabbey and Lyssie are both FOUR now, too!|
|---Birthday books from cousin Ruy!|
|---Chinese baby dolls from Nana and Grandad for their birthday (my parents)|
|---Not babies anymore! My "big" girls.|
Remember, I blog over at Little Fish Ministries, too, as time allows. I'd love for you to follow me over there!
Thank you for your patience with my infrequent blog posts. If heart's intent were allowed, I'd have thousands of posts by now.
They're just all written in my head for now. :)