2012 was a hard year for us. The outcome was fantastic. But satan kept us on the edge of our seats. We must not fear. But it was incredibly hard not to lose hope. Especially when we lost the baby to another family because she
did not have DS. Oh how we cried for the baby we thought was ours.
Yet we refuse to allow these trials describe our year!
And that is why 2012 was the most encouraging, hopeful, amazing year for us! We got to know many of you personally, and you came along side of us to help us fully fund our last 3 boys adoption.
Thank You God Bless you!
But you did not stop there. You continued to pray for our boys and us. And you continued to send the boys things they needed, as well as gifts for our other children. You sent expensive formula for Mosie, and diapers for all of them! You donated to help us with medical bills.
In 2011 with Paul and Julius we literally almost "drowned" in co-pays and insurance payments. With your help in 2012 this did not happen! What a blessing! Thank You! We saw that God is so much BIGGER than anything satan can try to kill our JOY with! That He can take the evil sent our way and make it ALL into JOY! My favorite verse, a verse I have in a frame Tom bought me after our baby Joy went home with Jesus says: "You have taken away my sorrow and surrounded me with joy." Psalm 30:11. So true!
We had yet another difficult loss in 2012, we lost our children's amazing Physician's Assistant. She was not only our PA but our friend of over 20 years. She is sorely missed.
When kids from orphanages come home it's amazing how resistant they are to viruses. In their Country they die from viruses. But here they seem to thrive!! Since the three new boys came home, our kids that were born here have been fighting off virus- after virus after virus. But not the boys!
It's hard to find a good Dr who understands.
Last week we took one daughter in because her lymph nodes felt odd. The Dr said he suspected a "Mega" virus is running through the family. Whether it is a mega virus or many little viruses it really doesn't matter. It's just another way satan tries to kill our JOY. Oh how he hates for us to worship our Saviour as we lovingly adjust little "orphan's no more" into our
Thank You! Thank You for being our Brothers and Sisters in Christ. For stepping out in faith and helping 5 little blessings. For standing in the gap and praying for us. For being there when you had no idea how much we needed you! I cannot even begin to tell you how BLESSED we are by your faithfulness. :o)
God Bless you ALL! We LOVE you more than words can express. We Thank God for crossing our paths with you! We keep you in our prayers with great JOY knowing that God adores and loves you intimately. You are precious in His sight! (((HUGS))) Saying Thank You seems so small for all you've done.