Wednesday, July 13, 2011


Henry and Rollie have a special relationship.  H has considered R his "brother" since he was a kitten!  They have a brotherly bond.

Even though H will annoy him (like any brother would), Rollie prefers to sleep in H's bed to anywhere else in the house.  R will burrow under H's covers and sleep all day in his bed.

Brotherly love knows no bounds!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Why We Do What We Do

The first time I saw this video was in church and it made me cry.  I cannot imagine being "too busy" to help a child in need.

"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world."  James 1:27 (NIV)

Friday, July 1, 2011

Our Quiet House

Today our house is quiet. We took our girls to live with their grandma yesterday afternoon. It was very bittersweet. We enjoyed having them in our home for 9 days. We swam, played barbies and kitchen, ate at "Chick-A-Lay" twice (K's pronunciation) and I braved Wal-Mart with the crew by myself twice! They got to watch Henry play baseball, went to church, ate at MickyDonald's (again, K's pronunciation) and went to 2 swim parties. It was quite an adventure, to say the least! I'm happy K and L will be with family and will be able to visit with their mom. At the same time, I grew to love these little ones and desire nothing but the best for them. We saw them flourish during the short time they were in our house. We made a special point to love on them, encourage them and praise their good behavior and efforts. We all had moments of frustration, but we had a very good first experience with fostering. I have believed for some time God has called us to this unique ministry, but that was only confirmed after the last 9 days. It is my prayer that we will have a positive impact on the children who come through our home, no matter how long or short they stay. We will love them as our own for as long as we have them!

For now, our house is quiet. Henry and I are snuggling in the chair with Rollie waiting for blueberry muffins to cool enough to eat.

We will enjoy the quiet for now, but can't wait to see where our adventure takes us next!