Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Sad News...

We lost our referral last week. The girls' birth mother came to the orphanage and came and got them. While I rejoice that they have been reunited with their birth mother, I am also heartbroken that they won't be our children. As much as we all tried not to get too attached to them, it was still difficult to accept. I have spent many hours daydreaming of them in our home, calling me mommy, running around our house like the other kids. I know that God's ways and reasons are beyond our understanding, and I actually take comfort in that with the knowledge that all things are done by him for the good and growth of God's kingdom.

...and we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose ~Romans 8:28

We are waiting for a new referral...

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

More Pics and Video of Josi

My girls were looking through my photo albums online, when they came across this video. I completely forgot about it. You can imagine my joy, (and heartbreak,) when they showed it to me. It was from one of our many Skype video calls.

Here is Josi singing the Dora song.

This is a Skype snapshot of Josi.

She was telling me that when she comes home, she wants her ears pierced.

A video snapshot of Josi and her foster sister having fun together.

Her foster family gave her so much love.

Josi dancing for us.

My dancing girl...
no longer dancing for us, but dancing for Jesus.

Monday, August 3, 2009

the treasure of Jesus... Freed to visit orphans

Jesus has visited us in our affliction . . .

He has freed us to visit orphans in theirs...

I took this from lifesong's blog.