Tuesday, December 27, 2011


Yes, it is official. We are going back to get a little girl whose photo I fell in love with the minute I saw it on the RR site. Charity.

Some may think it's too soon, but we are just answering a call that is in our hearts. We are doing what Rob and I say a lot, "walking through the door". That's what we said when we committed to Lucy ("Melanie" on the RR site), we "walked through the door". My new motto lately has been, "Faith is not faith at all without action". Not everyone is called to adopt, but we are all called to support families, pray for them, and help in any way we can. I feel that being a mom to these precious children is my calling. That is the way that I can help the dire situation. I never wouldda thunk it in a million years only 5 years ago, and today, it's in my dreams. I have changed and so has my heart. Join us on our journey to bring Charity home. Please pray for us, donate if you can, and share our story.

Much love to all of you!


Monday, December 19, 2011

Much Needed Update!


Lucy is doing really really well, but even better than that, Ragen just LOVES her little sister! They are becoming great friends! They especially like to laugh at one another when one is doing something they KNOW they shouldn't, so mom is in trouble! When Lucy came home, July 23rd, she barely spoke, could not crawl and wanted NOTHING to do with Ragen. Now, she talks ALL THE TIME, crawls everywhere even up the stairs and down the stairs, walks with assistance with only one hand, and can't wait to see Ragen in the mornings and when one or the other comes home from school. Lucy is in school now and even takes the bus! She really seems to love it! She had her very first Christmas program at school last week...mom and dad were so proud. One day an orphan with no future, if she had a future, to being in school, learning with other children, a sister who loves her and loves to play with her, and a mom and dad who would die for her. It was a rough road at first, mainly because of Ragen's difficulty with adjusting...but now, I don't think any of us could imagine life before Lucy. She is a blessing to us and our little family. Rob and I are now considering and praying about beginning the process to bring another angel into our family. We have so much love to give, the tools and resources to raise another "special child". Our hearts and minds are open and ready. Who would have thought that the blessing of having Ragen would have brought so much to our lives...