"We witness a miracle every time a child enters into life. But those who make their journey home across time & miles, growing within the hearts of those who wait to love them, are carried on the wings of destiny and placed among us by God's very own hands."--- Kristi Larson

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Friday, February 27, 2009

Living on Faith

I read Ondrea's blog a few weeks ago and she quoted something that that has stuck in my mind. A friend ,Gwen, asked her "What are you doing today that is causing you to live on Faith?" I ask myself several times a day "What would Jesus do" but this puts a new spin on it.
There has been several times in my life when I have let go and relied so deeply on my faith. Each time he has carried me through some of the most difficult times and given me strength that I did not know that I had. I think that the adoption of our sweet girl was one of those events that caused me to live solely on faith. Although it can be scary to "let go" what a great feeling to know you are never alone. As with anyone who has been on the journey of adoption you will be forever changed by what you have experienced.I have asked myself what else can I do. I cannot think of a greater way to live your life on faith than to serve a orphan. I had posted a while back about a program through Adoption Ark called Happy Holiday Kid. This program allows you to choose a child and you send a card for 6 special calendar dates. We received a list of the most precious kiddos and we each selected one. It does not sound like much to us but just think how exciting that will be for a little kid who has nothing . They still have several kids left and are adding more to the list.I challenge each of you reading this to take a little time out to make a little orphans day brighter! What a great way to share your hope and faith to someone who has so little.
Ava is doing great ! She returned to the eye doctor and will need glasses.We noticed her eye was drifting a bit after we were home about 3 months. It is only doing it about 30% of the time. We have been working on doing some execises that involve dropping cherrios into a small container. This has helped but she has a slight astigmatism. I told myself that if that is the worst case senerio considering so many unknowns that we are truly blessed! Now, when they fitted her and she looked at me with that sweet little face I have to admit I had a big lump in my throat! Silly I know ! She is so sweet and will be so cute in her little pink frames. And yes, they are pink!
By the way take a look at Gwen's blog . The Oatsvall family is in the process of adopting Abigail and Joseph . She is selling t-shirts and tote bags to help defer the cost.I got a really cute T-shirt and what an awesome cause!
I will leave you with some photo's of Ms. VaVa on her first trip to the Zoo!And will post some photo's of the new glasses next week!