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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Birthday Party for Tristan!

Here are some pictures from Tristan's birthday party. Sameritan's House (the name of the house the he lives in) had the November birthday party last week. All of the kids in the house get to wear these cute little birthday hats and eat birthday cake. Tristan just got his cleft palate repaired, though, so he wasn't able to actually have any of the cake, because he can't have solid food until his mouth is healed. Poor thing! But I know there will be many more chances for him to have what he loves so much... cake. :)


I love this one. Tristan and his housemate, Zephaniah.


I don't know what is stopping him from just grabbing it? Haha.


There he goes... a little late though. :)



Friday, November 20, 2009

Lyric Friday

This is a song that has really encouraged me over the past few months.



What Faith Can Do

By Kutless

Everybody falls sometimes
Gotta find the strength to rise
From the ashes and make a new beginning
Anyone can feel the ache
You think it’s more than you can take
But you are stronger, stronger than you know
Don’t you give up now
The sun will soon be shining
You gotta face the clouds
To find the silver lining

I’ve seen dreams that move the mountains
Hope that doesn’t ever end
Even when the sky is falling
And I’ve seen miracles just happen
Silent prayers get answered
Broken hearts become brand new
That’s what faith can do

It doesn’t matter what you’ve heard
Impossible is not a word
It’s just a reason for someone not to try
Everybody’s scared to death
When they decide to take that step
Out on the water
It’ll be alright
Life is so much more
Than what your eyes are seeing
You will find your way
If you keep believing

I’ve seen dreams that move the mountains
Hope that doesn’t ever end
Even when the sky is falling
And I’ve seen miracles just happen
Silent prayers get answered
Broken hearts become brand new
That’s what faith can do

Overcome the odds
You don't have a chance
(That’s what faith can do)
When the world says you can’t
It’ll tell you that you can!

I’ve seen dreams that move the mountains
Hope that doesn’t ever end
Even when the sky is falling
And I’ve seen miracles just happen
Silent prayers get answered
Broken hearts become brand new
That’s what faith can do
That's what faith can do!
Even if you fall sometimes
You will have the strength to rise

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Show Hope Adoption Testamonies

Listen to this amazing story of adoption from the Caudill family:

Something We Take for Granted, WATER!

What it would look like if we didn't have access to safe, clean, drinking water. And what it does look like for the millions of people all over the world who don't!


Steven Curtis Chapman encourages everyone to see the new movie "The Blind Side".

Monday, November 16, 2009

Best Buds Collage



After finding this picture on Facebook, (taken by Sara Zhou)....................

(This picture is sooooo adorable: Tristan and Ginger).

.......I decided to make a collage with all the pictures of Tristan and his buddies!



Also I just found out that Tristan is now available for adoption!!!!!!!! This is great news, and I hope that his forever family finds him soon!!

I know God has a great plan for Tristan, and God knows exactly who his forever family is, and that they were in the plan all along.

Psalm 139:16 says: "You saw me before I was born. Every day of me life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed."

Jerimiah 29:ll says: "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares theLORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future".

Will you join with me in prayer for Tristan and his forever family, whoever that may be?

Friday, November 13, 2009

Lyric Friday

Here is a music video for "Follow You" by Leeland and Brandon Heath.


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Update on Tristan


This morning I woke up to find 2 emails that I have been looking forward to getting for a few days now. One was from Dr. Moody at SFCV. I had emailed him a few days back to ask about Tristan's cleft palate surgery, because I didn't know the exact date. He said that Tristan already received his surgery last weekend, and is back at SFCV now, doing great!!

The second email was in response to the birthday package I sent for his second birthday.




Here are the pictures that were in the email:







Thank you Donna for getting these great pictures!


Sunday, November 8, 2009

Today is Orphan Sunday

As many of you know, today is Orphan Sunday. I am hopeful that many will bring the least of the least, from around the world, into awareness on this day. And I hope that our hearts are forever changed in a way that we will strive to help in any way that we can, knowing that we are helping orphans, even if it may be only one. Etaala International just launched their website today, please go check it out. You will find many helpful things there like how to get involved with orphans in your own community and around the world. And how to join with Etaala on a trip to Uganda in May of 2010.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Thursday, November 5, 2009