Saturday, August 16, 2014

Happy Birthday Little Buddy!

Today is Little Buddy's birthday.  This past year has been a rough year for our precious boy.  You would never know it by looking at those beautiful brown eyes.
Our family continues to pray that God will move in his heart and give him the ability to find rest in our family.  If you think of Little Buddy, please pray with us for healing.
Below are some thoughts from Little Buddy...

 How old are you today?  I am 8!  When I was six I asked my Dad if I would ever have a birthday on a Saturday.  He figured out that I would have a birthday on Saturday when I turned eight!  I am so excited that it is finally here!

Can you describe the type of person you are?  I care about animals and people.  I have a passion for poor people.  I don't like to waste things.  I like nature.  I like how God made everything unique with different colors and qualities.
 What is your favorite color?  Bright Orange!  It stands out very well.  It shows a lot of my personality, because I like to stand out.

Who do you love to spend time with?  My Mom.  She is kind and generous and helps me through the hard times and rejoices with me in the good times.

When you grow up, what do you want to be?  I would like to start a horse camp where other people can learn about horses.  Or I could be a missionary or a pastor.  I could also be a scientist.
 What is your favorite thing to do?  I love to play soccer.  I like to run around.

What are your favorite foods? Injera (ethiopian bread), coconut rice, noodles and applesauce.

What do you not like?  Raw broccoli.  It doesn't have a lot of flavor.  It's good with butter and salt and pepper when it is cooked.  But when it is raw it is cold and icky.
Little Buddy, There are not words to describe how precious you are to me.  If love alone could heal your heart, you would have been healed forty times over.  I love your smile.  I love the kind and tender heart that God has given you.  I stand in faith that God will work out His amazing plan in your life.
You are smart and silly and so fast when you run.  I am so thankful that God chose me to be your second mommy and look forward to seeing what you will learn about life this year.

I love you all the way to Mars and back again!

Happy Birthday!

Sweet Momma

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Sunshine turns 10!

Our Sunshine girl is celebrating her tenth birthday this week.  I am in awe of this beautiful girl.  She has grown in so many ways over this past year.  
Below I will share a few of her thoughts.  Please enjoy the photos from her "Frozen" birthday party yesterday.  She is dressed as "Elsa," wearing a cape that her sister Elsie made for her and surprised her with.  Squeals of joy came from her room at 6:30am yesterday.

 Her best "Elsa" pose

How do you feel about being ten?  I am really excited to be double digits.  This means that I have been here almost five years.

What is your favorite color?  My favorite color is neon green.  It is bright and colorful and it goes really well with the other neons.

What are you looking forward to this year?  I hope to do soccer and sewing.  I’m also excited about being in fifth grade.

What are some of your favorite foods?  I love French Dip Sandwiches, Egg Salad Sandwiches and Cinnamon Pull Aparts.  I don’t like sausage and I love bacon.

What do you want to be when you grow up?  I want to be a mom of twins.  I want to play and coach soccer and sometimes I want to be a scientist.  I think Ken Ham is interesting to watch.  It would be cool to be a scientist like that.

What is a favorite memory of this last year?  I loved playing soccer for the first time this year.  I had a really good coach.  He was really encouraging and tried to let us all play and was very fair.

What is your favorite game to play?  Probably Risk.  It is so competitive and it is really fun to play with my brother.

What is your favorite school subject?  Reading.  I like books about history and fiction, especially historical fiction.

 What are you good at?  I love to doodle and make bracelets.

Who do you love to spend time with?  My brother Bookworm.  He is a lot like me.  He is competitive and he is funny.  It is really fun to play games with him and play soccer too.  He is just a lot of fun!

Who is your favorite Disney character?  Elsa.  I love the movie Frozen!

Sunshine - You have brought so much joy and light and fun into our home.  I am so thankful to God for creating you and allowing me to be your Mommy.  May God continue to reveal Himself to you as you grow each day to know Him more.
I love you to the moon and back!

Happy Birthday!!!

Sweet Momma