Saturday, October 30, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
I secretly like dressing him like a baby, I LOVE overalls! I guess it's because I missed having him as a baby, so I'm trying to make up for it :) :) :)
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
It's been SO windy here in MN for the last couple of days that last night our power went out around 10 pm. It just came back on now at 2:30 the next day.
Here in MN in late October it's COLD.... so all night we had no heat either. Brrrrr.
No lights, couldn't find a stinkin match in the entire house.....had to walk around in the pitch dark with Alex's Mickey Mouse flashlight looking for a match....just ONE match to light a candle....the flashlight is going very very dim.....after looking out in the garage and everywhere I could think of I found 4 matches. YAYYYYYY.
I don't mean to sound like a baby here, but THAT'S A LONG TIME WITHOUT POWER!
NO coffee????? Oh, man. NO computer???? major oh man!
You know how you hear that 'the silence is deafening'?? Well, it is. I'll tell you one of the weirdest things about me.....I have to sleep with LOTS of noise. I HAVE to have my blow dryer going on my bed, my sound machine going, AND a fan going in my room. And the really dumb part is that then I put ear plugs in!!! HA, that even sounds ridiculous to ME.
Anyway, I couldn't sleep AT ALL last night because the SILENCE was SO DEAFENING.
So anyways.....after my 17 hours w/o power, I'm totally rethinking my strategy of moving to the boonies and becoming a pioneer.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
And this morning for breakfast we sliced it and put it in the toaster then had it with butter on it.....
super num :)
****ok, I came back for the 'keeping it real' part, in case you were thinking we were like the Waltons sitting around the table eating our toasted cake....
The stupid cat jumped up on the counter before I got up this morning and barfed in front of my coffee maker.....NOT YUM!
How's that for a 'Good Morning'!!!
Totally gross. I bleached the counter.
Monday, October 25, 2010
They CAN be adopted.
It's their ONLY chance. I pray that someone steps out in faith to rescue them.
You can go to this blog to read from someone who has met them, seen how they live, seen the desperation of their situation....someone who DID step out in faith and adopt from the very institution these boys are in.
Look at these eyes.....imagine what it must be like to live his life....please help find his family...pray, donate money to http://www.reecesrainbow.org/ to the older boys grant....search your hearts for ways to help. They need you.
Friday, October 22, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Then a couple of weeks ago I read 'The clown of God' and I didn't know how to feel about it at first. But the more I thought about it, the more beautiful it became to me.
Thursday, September 30, 2010
The Clown of God
This passage is from a book entitled, The Clowns of God, by Morris West. In
book, a deposed pope has gone through many trials and tribulations and it is
time of the Second Coming. When he meets the Returned Christ, the former pope
afraid and unsure much like the apostles when Christ first arose. This passage
takes place in a mountain hideaway where children from a school for Down
Syndrome are among those present. The Returned Christ is speaking about one of
these children as he holds her.
"I know what you are thinking. You need a sign. What better one could I give
to make this little one whole and new? I could do it; but I will not. I am the
Lord and not a conjurer. I gave this mite a gift I denied to all of
innocence. To you she looks imperfect--but to me she is flawless, like the bud
that dies unopened or the fledgling that falls from the nest to be devoured by
ants. She will never offend me, as all of you have done. She will never
or destroy the work of my Father's hands. She is necessary to you. She will
evoke the kindness that will keep you human. Her infirmity will prompt you to
gratitude for your own good fortune... More! She will remind you every day
I am who I am, that my ways are not yours, and that the smallest dust mite
whirled in the darkest spaces does not fall out of my hand... I have chosen
You have not chosen me. This little one is my sign to you. Treasure her!"
But....I can see where it might not sit right with some people. Especially if the child is yours biologically (?) ....I don't know. Maybe it makes a difference, maybe it doesn't.
But for me, with my adopted child, I thought it was beautiful and made me love him even more.
But does it sit well with you? Does it offend you? Do you feel defensive that someone is referring to your child as a clown?
I've been thinking about it for a while now and still haven't come to a solid conclusion....
But Toma is wearing his hat today :)
So...what do YOU think??
Monday, October 18, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
She's been reading my blog for over a year now and has never, ever commented.
Not even once.
She's not a follower either....(don't think I haven't noticed that Aunt Patti)
I think she's shy, maybe even unsociable....maybe she doesn't want to the world to know she's a LURKER!
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
I pray she is running around in Heaven right now, with love showered down on her.
Please, Please consider adopting one of these children....
You really would be saving a life.
Monday, October 11, 2010
Sunday, October 10, 2010
COMPARED TO THIS FROM 6 MONTHS AGO...