Friday, August 29, 2008

fifteen months old today

lilah stamp

You're fifteen months old today Lilah; in just a few more months it will be time for us to go and meet you and bring you back to our home.

So many family and friends can't wait to meet you either! They ask: Is she coming home soon?

But we don't know for sure yet, we're waiting for a special letter to tell us when. Hopefully it will arrive in the next 2 or 3 weeks. After that we have to wait 6 to 8 weeks before we travel. We are so excited Lilah, we can't wait to see you.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

a drawer of her own!

Yep, one of the most coveted drawers in our bathroom now belongs to Lilah! I imagine we'll be finding these bath toys all over the third floor, right next to the water puddles!

Friday, August 22, 2008

lilah's room

Lilah's room is almost finished! Just a few more pictures to hang, a dimmer switch to be wired, curtains to be hung and we are ready!

The three pictures below were the first items purchased for Lilah's room (in Nov 2007). I love these prints from Geninne; the scenes and verses depict the little story around our desire for a baby. We couldn't ask for more joy than what we feel right now.

Ask - ask and it shall be given you; matthew 7.7
Believe - all things are possible to him that believeth; mark 9.23
Receive - ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full; john 16.24

lilah's room

[more photos here]

Thursday, August 14, 2008

grev, pam and little saltanat - congratulations!

Our wonderful friends, Grev & Pam are the proud parents of a little girl, Saltanat, from Kazakhstan. She is gorgeous and we are absolutely thrilled for this little family! You can check out more pictures on their blog. They are the perfect picture of happiness!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

he giveth, and giveth, and giveth again

He giveth more grace as our burdens grow greater,
He sendeth more strength as our labors increase;
To added afflictions He addeth His mercy,
To multiplied trials He multiplies peace.

When we have exhausted our store of endurance,
When our strength has failed ere the day is half done,
When we reach the end of our hoarded resources
Our Father’s full giving is only begun.

Fear not that thy need shall exceed His provision,
Our God ever yearns His resources to share;
Lean hard on the arm everlasting, availing;
The Father both thee and thy load will upbear. this verse...

His love has no limits, His grace has no measure,
His power no boundary known unto men;
For out of His infinite riches in Jesus
He giveth, and giveth, and giveth again.

By Annie J. Flint