Saturday, December 29, 2007
Posted by Kristy at 4:11 PM
Friday, December 28, 2007
but worth the read.........
1 Corinthians 13---Christmas Version
If I decorate my house perfectly with plaid bows, strands of twinkling lights and shiny balls,but do not show love to my family, I'm just another decorator.
If I slave away in the kitchen,baking dozens of Christmas cookies,preparing gourmet meals and arranging a beautifully adorned table at mealtime: but do not show love to my family, I'm just another cook.
If I work at a soup kitchen, carol in the nursing home, and give all that I have to charity; but do not show love to my family, it profits me nothing.
If I trim the spruce with shimmering angels and crocheted snowflakes, attend a myriad of holiday parties and sing in the choir's cantata but do not focus on Christ, I have missed the point.
Love stops the cooking to hug the child.
Love sets aside the decorating to kiss the spouse.
Love is kind, though harried and tired.
Love does not envy another's home that has coordinated Christmas china and table linens.
Love does not yell at the kids to get out of the way, but is thankful they are there to be in the way.
Love does not give only to those who are able to give in return; but rejoices in giving to those who cannot.
Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things.
Love never fails.
Video games will break, pearl necklaces will be lost, golf clubs will rust; but giving the gift of love will endure.
---Sharon Jaynes, Celebrating a Christ Centered Christmas
Posted by Kristy at 3:46 PM
Friday, December 21, 2007
I absolutely recognize your daughter!
Wow. Wow. Wow.
But this is how things are done, and it's did and done!!!
Posted by Kristy at 2:19 PM
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
I thought of all the blessings over this past wonderful year.
My children, my husband, the joy of being his wife
There is no way to express the fullness of my life.
In awe, I thought of all the precious bloggers that have become so dear,
Some of them far and yet in my heart, near.
Kimmy, with her sweet, sweet beautiful smile,
I love her dearly, even though I haven’t “talked” to her in awhile!
Steph, who should be my sister - I wish it could be so,
But then I'd want to be at her house everyday, and what a distance I’d have to go!
You have been my everything in this adoption journey, I’m never left guessing!
We share names of daughters and husbands and such.
Robin, you amazing wonderful talented gal who makes poetry look slick,
I hope my attempt doesn’t make you sick.
To God be the Glory comes from your blog; His name be praised on High!
Your blog is a treat, it’s a daily visit I must always do!
Lori, oh Lori, why can’t we be neighbors sitting on your porch swing,
Perhaps when we get to Heaven, I’ll ask for that one little thing!
Steffie, your adorable funny and sweet,
Your tribe make us laugh and smile, they really are a treat!
Amy in Germany, so beautiful, orphans are truly your heart,
You’ve been my first bloggy friend, right from the start!
When “what? What has happened? Whats that, that you say??”A precious little blessing from Shanghai is coming to stay??!!!
The shock, the excitement, the tears and the Joy
It’s finally happening, it’s a girl not a boy!!
Rejoiced with us, praising the One Most High
I have been so blessed by so many, so many you see,
The Walkers, Becky, The Oatsvalls, Amy, Mom of 5 and Elizabeth (whos going before me!)
There’s also a special lady, whom I’m going to call
Laurie in Ca., your words to those hurting, comfort all.
Sweet Jesus in Heaven, I don’t deserve all that You do.
You’ve given me life, to the fullest, I shall never be blue!
So as I close my hokey, but heartfelt little rendition…
Guess what, we just paid off my Ford Expedition!!!!!!!!!!
Precious Blessings to you all~
Posted by Kristy at 2:22 PM
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
My beautiful friend Kristi cool name, huh? was over here and as she's listening to my story about looking for one, she turns to me and says " I have one just sitting in my garage!"
Okay, not only that; but she built the thing herself!
It's beautiful - the picture doesn't do it justice.
So one one day last week I get this email from another precious friend (who has no idea) asking us if we want a battery.
Their laptop completely died on them, and they are going to go purchase a new computer- but, she had just bought a new battery two months ago - so she was wondering if we wanted it.......................He cares about all details. All of them.
Posted by Kristy at 6:18 AM
Monday, December 03, 2007
Sorry for not keeping up - we still have not heard much of anything.
I'm real good at it.
Okay, so don't look to closely at the cake - I ran out of frosting.
Kinda weird celebrating your daughters birthday while she's still in China. We're here, she's over there.........we.want.her.home!!
I know Lord, soon.
Then, a sweet wonderful surprise; Rachelle sent these for our Ellie (she has a Ellie Grace too!)
Thank you so much my dear friend !
My kids have already started watching them, and are practicing their sign language.
Very cool !
Have a great week guys, keep praying for us!!!!
Blessings ~ xoxo
Posted by Kristy at 10:50 AM