Thursday, August 26, 2010

First Day, Finally...

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Back to School

Olivia started 1st grade last week and Silas even started preschool. Sydney was supposed to start today but ended up home sick. Poor thing was the last one to have her first day and my child who is never sick wound up ill the night before her big day. I'm praying I can post her "first day of school" picture tomorrow.

I had not planned to be home today cuddling with my sweet girl, making sure she had medicine & holding her while she was sick but I was so thankful I was able to do just that. To think there are so many moms who can't comfort their children when they are sick is heartbreaking. Can you imagine having a child who is sick, even deathly sick and not having access to the medicine that could save his/her life? It is hard to grasp such circumstances when we are so very blessed here in the USA. I pray that we will care for those in need just as we've been commanded to do.

1 John 3:17-18 "But if anyone has the world's goods and sees hi.s brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth"

James 2:14-17 What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.

Luke 12:48 "From everyone who has been given much, much will be required"

Monday, August 16, 2010

Happy Birthday, Silas T!!

Our little man turns two years old tomorrow on the 17th! We celebrated over the weekend with dinner at the Ethiopian restaurant in Charlotte, Meskerem.

Silas refused to even try any of the food but he sure enjoyed that ginger ale in his big boy cup! Olivia tried everything and loved it. She says that means she gets to go on our next trip to Ethiopia. And it sure did make me want to go back. So many memories came flooding back, seeing all the pictures and memorabilia from Ethiopia and the beautiful Ethiopian women who served us. I swear they are the faces of the most beautiful people in the world and have the most beautiful spirit. I truly can't wait to go back.

We love you sweet boy and are so thankful you are our son. You have added more joy to our lives than we ever dreamed possible.