Sunday, December 25, 2011

Happy Birthday Jesus

Happy Birthday Jesus. Our church held three services this weekend and boy was it a packed house in each service. Our church holds approximately 1200 give or take and each service (two Saturday and one Sunday) were pretty much full.  Do more people come out of respect, tradition, or  because they know deep down that there is a God and and he is the true savior of the world? Well, what ever the reason they came today, I am happy to see so many people there and pray that each on who left a Church today that did not know Jesus on the way in will have the opportunity to get to know him as their Lord and savior. I pray that they felt something in their heart that is so different that they want more of it. I pray that their minds would be open and that they would remember what was said through out the upcoming week and they may step back into church next Sunday. I pray that anyone who has strayed away that they know that Jesus still loves them and he has not left them and he is waiting for them to come back. Happy Birthday Jesus!

Our family had our Christmas celebration together and we are all praying it will be the last one without Blossom. Only 365 more days until we do it again and next time we will have Blossom with us. Although she was not with us physically she was here with us in our hearts. Here are some small gifts we opened on behalf of Blossom.
I wish you were here. Here is your first pillow pet!
Jessica bought you a coloring book and crayons.

Nathan opened up a pair of pink camouflage slippers.

Erica opened your frog slippers. You may have to wrestle with her on these as frogs are her thing!

And Matthew opened your Winnie The Pooh slippers.

Merry Christmas Blossom!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Happy Birthday Blossom

Today is Blossom's 6th birthday! Although we were not able to celebrate her birthday with her we were able to get a birthday present package to her. A few weeks ago a couple from my brother Gary's church went to China to pick up their new son and brought our care package with them.

Remember this?

Look what my mama sent me for my birthday. I got a new hand made dress,  baby doll,  photo book with pictures of my family, some slippers, tights, hair ties,  red Chinese outfit, pajamas, and yes my very own Bring Blossom Home handmade hat/scarf .

I am queen for the day!

What a gorgeous cake! I love it that they wrote Blossom in English.

Looks like she is saying "o.k. o.k. already no more pictures, I want some cake!"

With that we say Happy Birthday Blossom! I am looking forward to you spending your 7th birthday at home with all of us. Romans 1:9-10 God knows how often I pray for you. Day and night I bring you and your needs in prayer to God, whom I serve with all my heart by telling others the Good News about his son.  One of the things I always pray for is the opportunity, God willing, to come at last to see you.

I was so happy to find these in my e-mail this morning. How is it you can start the day at 5:00 a.m. smiling and crying at the same time? I feel so blessed and am soooooo soooooo very thankful to everyone who has helped me so far on my journey to bring Blossom home. A big thank you to our Lord for making this all possible.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

OOPS!!!!!!!! I lost it all with the click of a button!

Such frustration! My sister in law Diane and I have has worked and worked on getting a fundraising site up and going. When we were ready to attach the site to my blog with the click of the button I accidentally deleted all of my pages at the top of my blog! Grown...... UGGG.......Sigh....... Grown......... Oh how my heart sank and I just hurt so deep with in my core. I just sat in shock staring at the screen. REALLY?  Hours and Hours spent plinking away at the keyboard gone in just one click? Yes, it's true they are gone somewhere out there in cyber space floating around. After telling my children, they were like "didn't you save them?" I looked back at them blinking my eyes and said "save them?"  "Oh you can do that?" Needless to say I am not so computer savvy.  So I will add the pages I once had and this time I will save them! Well, the good news is that we added the fundraising site tonight. Diane, my mother in law Gail, and I ( mostly those two) have put together some really great hats/scarfs. Please take a look and if so moved make a donation for one, two or several. Thanks everyone! The Lord hears his people when they call him for help. He rescues them from all their troubles. Psalms 34:17

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Blessed with Home Study Fees!

I have been so very busy with the holiday that pasted and the upcoming ones. I just wanted to let everyone know that the Lord has blessed me with the funds to begin our home study! PRAISE GOD! PRAISE GOD! I am so so very thankful to our Lord for allowing his people to be moved and step out and help me to bring Blossom home. Now I must begin the next phase of the journey and get together paperwork and meet with the social worker and complete the home study process. A huge thank you to everyone who blessed me and Blossom.

 Between both of my sister in laws, my daughter Jessica, son Matthew, and myself we were all able to make enough hats for each of the children at Harmony House. Each child will receive a hand made hat and a pair of purchased gloves. Every child was prayed for while their hat was being complete. I was also able to finish sewing Blossom's dress and get together a few birthday gifts. Blossom's birthday is  December 20th. She will be 6 years old. I am so excited that she will be here next year for her birthday. A family form my brothers church was able to transport the care package to Beijing and it was picked up an taken to Harmony House. I hope to be able to share some pictures later on showing Blossom's birthday party and maybe a few children with the hats!
Here is the latest pic of my little lady!