Viaje de Amor en Ingles

(A Journey of Love)

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Time flying by

Wow, the week has come and gone and I have done a really bad job keeping up with this blog of thankful thoughts.  Not that I haven't had time to reflect but time to journal.  Andy was able to get away this week to work on his doctoral paper and so things around here were a bit more busy and crazy.  This brings me to

#14 I am thankful to have my husband to walk this journey of life with me.  He is such a wonderful husband and father.  He loves me and our girls and is committed to being a part of our daughters lives and he has a wonderful relationship with them!

Andy returned home on Thursday evening and had a wonderful time of retreat away and got a lot of work done.  Finishing chapter 5 ( he only has 6 chapters total and he has his thoughts pulled together for the most part with chapter 6 so now he will just have to write it).  This brings me to thankful #15 & #16.

#15 Thankful for people willing to share their 2nd home so that Andy can get away, refresh and work on his paper.

#16 Thankful that Andy is on track for getting his paper finished before the end of the year.  This process really wasn't as bad as I thought it might be.

Well, Friday brought us to Ariana's first day of official high school swim practice and the start of many hours at the pool, a place that she loves.  Both girls will be on totally different schedules until Feb/March so we will really be savoring every moment we have as a family.

This brings me to #17 I am thankful that both Ariana & Alexa enjoy spending time with us and thankful for the time that we have together!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


Thankful for my daughters coaches and teachers that desire to see my girls grow in learning and their ability to swim.  It brings us joy to watch them to continue to grow!

Monday, November 12, 2012


I am thankful for the beautiful day today & the chance to enjoy some of it with good friends!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Thankful #10 & 11

I am thankful for those that come up to me and ask "How is the adoption going" and then apologize asking if I mind them asking.  I love it, even though it may seem difficult for me to share at times, I know that it continues to be on others hearts and minds.  I pray that as we come to mind, you lift up a prayer for our daughter and our journey.

I am thankful that even when I am not feeling great, I know that there are many others in the world that are doing much worse than I am.  I am thankful for the strength I have and the ability I have every day to get out of bed to face the day, especially knowing that above all God is on His throne and that is what I need to remember everyday.  Thank you God for the gift of life and the ability to worship you openly!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Friday-Thankful #9

I am thankful for 2 wonderful girls that God has blessed us with.  It is so much fun to see how God is working in their lives.  We are so proud of both of them.  Looking forward to being able to bring another little girl into our home to love and care for.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Thursday -Thankful #8

I am thankful for those that care for children in orphanages.  The care might not be what we would hope for yet these people are there doing their best with what they have.  My prayer goes out today for the one who is caring for our daughter!

Wednesday-Thankful #7

Thankful that I am able to help friends out with their little ones!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Tuesday-Thankful #6

I am thankful that God is in control of it all, no matter the outcome!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Monday-Thankful #5

Upon getting our mail today easily became my thankful moment of the day...we received our extension from Immigration for our adoption.  We have until June 2014.  Praying that our adoption will be complete by then.  The thought in the back of my head...will it really be complete?  Only God knows.  Is our daughter even born yet?  They have also approved our age extension to go from 0-4 years.  Praying for some news soon.  they are supposed to be meeting sometime this month.

Sunday-Thankful #4

Tonight (Sunday) we gathered at our church to stuff boxes for Operation Christmas Child.  We probably had around 80 people, young and old, stuffing boxes.  We stuffed over 550 boxes.  What a blessing it was to see so many gathered together to send things to children around the world that have so little.  I was amazed as I went to select a stuffed animal or doll on the top of my box it was as if ..."it was the one I knew I was to send".  I am thankful for God's people, my church family, to have their hearts softened to the needs of others around the world.  What a GOD THING that we were even able to do this on Orphan Sunday (we were supposed to do it this past Wed).  Had we done it then, we would have only had teens and youth leaders stuffing.  Thank you God for being in control of all things!  What a blessing it was to my.  I hope those of you that were there were blessed as well.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Thankful #3

I am thankful for a warm house, electricity and all my needs being met?  With the hurricane that came through and took out our power for a few days and now this cold, it makes me extra thankful that it is all back on!  With all of this it makes me think of our little one as well and sending up an extra prayer for her that her needs are being met as well.  I know I can't dwell on this too much knowing that there may be many needs that she has that can't be met.  Lord, care for our little one through others around her!  Please let her feel your love.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Being Thankful #1 & 2

As we are coming into a season where it is good to be reminded that we are to give thanks for all things I am challenging myself to post somethings that I am thankful for each day until Thanksgiving.  I may even be able to have some guest's that want to share what they are thankful for! I am starting a day late (it is so hard to believe that it is November 2nd already) so I am going to post #1 & #2 both today even though I thought of yesterday but didn't get a chance to post it!

Nov. 1 

Giving Thanks #1 Thankful that I live in a country that I am able to openly praise my Lord.  As I prepared for Sunday's worship time last night, I was so thankful for the chance to gather with others to praise my savior!

Nov. 2
Giving Thanks #2  Thankful that I have a wonderful husband that loves me for who I am and is such a Godly example to me!