Wednesday, February 11, 2009

While we were... in memory

While we were eating...
... they were hungry

While we were playing...
... they were restrained

While we were tucking our kids into bed...
... they were alone

While we turned up the heat...
... they laid in the icy cold

While we wrapped our children in blanket sleepers...
... they laid in their own excrements

While we sang songs and listened to music...
... they listened to the screams and cries of those around them

While we rocked our babies...
... they silently rocked themselves

While we hugged our kids...
... they scratched at their own faces and pulled their own hair for stimulation

While we cried over scraped knees...
... they moaned in their loneliness

While we brushed our daughters' beautiful hair...
... they had their heads shaven to stave off the lice

While we fought off the flu with love and nourishment...
... they got the flu and went Home.

No longer suffering... but so many more still are.

In memory of those that have never felt the love of a family, but have passed away alone. Today we learned of the passing of these two girls in Eastern Europe.


our dearest Margarita and Katerina, two of older girls who have been in the institution for several years, are no longer with us :(( They died during a flu epidemic that swept through.

When God calls our children
to dwell with Him above,
We mortals sometimes question
the wisdon of His love.
For no heartache compares with,
the death of one small child.
Who does so much to make our world,
seem so wonderful and mild.
Perhaps God tires of calling
the aged to His fold.
So He picks a rosebud
before it can grow old.
God knows how much we need them,
and so He takes but few.
To make the land of heaven
more beautiful to view.
Believing this is difficult
still somehow we must try.
The saddest word mankind knows
will always be Good-bye.
So when a little child departs,
we who are left behind,
Must realize God loves children.

Angels Are Hard To Find!!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Friday, February 6, 2009

Monday, February 2, 2009



Born March 2008

2 trips

One parent for first trip, about one week

Both parents travel for 2nd trip, only 4 days

One parent stays behind for 1-3 weeks, depending on whether the 10 day wait is waived

No family size restrictions

No parental age restrictions

Total program and travel fees under $25k

Fee includes a $500 orphanage donation

Multiple children can be adopted simultaneously (from the same orphanage)

Married couples and single mothers may apply

Our agency partner involved with this adoption is About A Child. Please contact Victoria Kats at 888.596.2816 for more information.

Sunday, February 1, 2009


Seems like she was only born yesterday but Kiara turned one on Friday. She had a great birthday and wore her cake and ice cream well.. HAPPY BIRTHDAY KIARA we love you.


Nana was asking richie what color eyes everyone had. He told her that hers were brown and that mommys were yellow. She then asked him what color eyes aunt tammy had and he said pickles... yup cutest thing yet...