The greatest experience, the one which shakes a soul with hopes and fears, the results of which are never ending, and incidentally, the one which pays the biggest dividends, is to be found in the adoption of children.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

The Holiday is over

I'm kind of sad to see it gone. We had a great time with a house full of family. The only problem is............we need a bigger house! That's just something we're going to have to deal with, at least for now. I did my best to concentrate on the blessings in my life. I truly have been blessed beyond measure. My mind often wondered to Guatemala where our youngest blessing is still waiting for us. My heart ached to have her here with us, but not this Thanksgiving. I continue to pray that she is being cared for by an angel who has fallen in love with her spunky little personality and adorable smile.

This is almost a complete family picture. My brother was MIA on Thanksgiving. (way to go Jay, maybe we can photo shop you in) Trey and Katie had to leave early and Mark's mom was sleeping.............we didn't wake her.

Here are the three youngest family members. I'm just thrilled that Maria isn't the naked one for once! From left to right we have Laura, Jillian and Maria. They were having a fun play day at my sister's house the day after Thanksgiving. We had a great time at the Christmas parade and then chowed on left over dessert later.

Thank you God for my wonderful family!


The gFamily said...

WOW, that is a big family! I love it! The more the merrier!!

I love the thought of an angel taking care of precious Nola! I am believing that God has a tender hearted person with a soft voice that sings and snuggles Nola daily! PRAYING!!!

Big hugs to you!

Lisa said...

Those are wonderful photos - glad Thanksgiving was so good for you. Thinking of Nola also...
Lisa and Ella

Alicia and Jonathan said...

Glad you were able to focus on your blessings, that is what I had to do too to keep from missing Baby Q so badly!!
We're hoping for an update this week.....

Daphne said...

You have a beautiful family!

Eric and Michelle said...

What a lovely family looks like a great time. What Love Nola has to come home to.

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