Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Five Favorites About Silas (as of today!)

I've been meaning to write down my favorite things about Silas at 15 months. Mainly so I'll have them written down somewhere for later....

1. How he rocks out in the car. The boy has some serious rhythm. The two of us will be alone in the car listening to some tunes and I'll catch him in the mirror just jamming away.

2. His squeal of delight as he walks from one place to the next. He is so proud of himself walking and we are too! Finally mom's arms may get a little rest.

3. How he loves to hold the girls' hand in the car. Syd used to sit next to him and they would hold hands the whole time. Liv wanted a turn and enjoys the moments too. So cute!

4. His little whimper when you tell him "no". I know I shouldn't think this is cute but the boy can hang with the girls in the drama department.

5. His sweet kisses, the "mmmmm" noise and the slobbery love!

Ok, 2 more...6. How friendly he is in public. He loves to wave to everyone and gibber gabber away.

7. How he starts squeling as soon as his food is put into the baby processor. The boy loves to eat. He's gained about 9 pounds since July!

What an angel boy!

Fall Pictures

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Mighty to Save

It has been quite some time since my last update. Moving with 3 kiddos and with one who is still adjusting has been a tremendous undertaking. But we are in our new home in Charlotte and getting settled more and more each day. The girls LOVE their new school. And we love it too. Both girls come home reciting scripture and singing songs about Jesus which is such a joy to hear. Liv told me this morning on the way to school that learning about God is the most important thing in our lives. Love it!

On the way to school "Mighty to Save" by Hillsong came on the radio. This song always brings me right back to the streets of Ethiopia. We sang this song during a prayer session with our travel group right after we had gotten our children. It always has the same affect on me. I am forced to hold back the flood gates as I see the beautiful yet hungry, poor faces of the Ethiopian people. And to think my son was once one of the forgotten ones. Alone, hungry, and with no family to love him. I can't help but think who will save the rest?

In the chorus of "Mighty to Save", Hillsong sings that God is mighty to save...

He can move the mountains
My God is Mighty to save
He is Mighty to save
Author of salvation
He rose and conquered the grave
Jesus conquered the grave

God is on a mission to bless and save the world and He calls His people to act out this mission. I have to admit there are moments especially with all the unpacking and what not these days that I've thought about how much easier my life would be had we not acted on God's call for us to adopt. But life is not about being easy and being comfortable. God calls us to do things we can't possibly do on our own and promises to help us. ISAIAH 41:13 For I am the LORD, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.

Take the plunge, do something bold for Him!

Ephesians 2:10
For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

I promise to post some recent photos of our angel boy soon.