Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Remembering . . .




A year ago today we were finally united with our dear Arsema. What a bittersweet day it was. Our precious girl was less than excited about everything that was happening. I will never forget holding her stiff, scared body. We wanted so much for her to know there was nothing to fear. That process would take weeks for her. It definitely didn't come overnight. You can read all about that on the blog we kept to record our journey to her. However, a year later, she is deeply connected to her family and thriving. She is an absolute joy. We are so thankful for all the Lord has done in bringing her into our family.

Currently we are in the midst of an attack of the Chicken Pox. Three boys down, two girls likely waiting their turn. Hopefully all will be well soon and we can get onto better things ... like celebrating Nathaniel & Colton's birthdays!

5 comments:

the queen said...

Wow, it's been a year?!? Amazing! What a blessed family you all are...that God brought you together in such an amazing, ordained way!

Rebecca said...

Boo on the chicken pox!

Sweet Arsema. Doesn't it seem like the time has flown?

Erin Moore said...

Wow, your family could not be any more beautiful!

Blessed is the man who's quiver if full!

In Christ,
Erin

The Albertsons said...

heeellllooooo friend!
haven't "seen" you in forever... what a lovely post :). I still remember holding her just a few short weeks before you picked her up!!! what an incredible journey!
hope you're all feeling better???
love
becca

drea said...

I love your blogs and your beautiful children, what great blessings the Lord pours out on us.
Thank you for sharing this with me. I more than Love adoption, my heart aches for God's nations, my prayer is that I am more useful and am able to share with others the blessings of giving ourselves in obediance to His word, caring for widows and orphans in their distress.

Blessings to you friend.