"I prayed for this child and the LORD has granted me what I asked of Him" 1Samuel 1:27

Wednesday, November 28, 2012


As I sit here by the phone, anticipating a call that we've been waiting for, for 3 days now, I'm thinking about no matter how that phone call goes.........we have hope.

It doesn't matter if we hear the word benign or malignant.........we have hope.

It doesn't matter that we're facing a surgery, regardless of which of those two words we hear........

We have hope.

We know and serve a mighty God and He knows us.


This little one my friends, has no hope........

UNLESS someone rescues her SOON.

She is almost 6 and weighs about 10 lbs. She exists in the confines of her crib day and night. She is tube fed, and it's evident, that is not enough.

She is a child of God, just like you and I, created in the image of her Father. But she will never be what God intented her to be, unless you and I ACT on her behalf.

Today, you and I are her only hope. Unless you and I become the hands and feet of Jesus..........Zoey has no hope.

"Once our eyes are opened we can't pretend we don't know what to do. God, who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls know that we know and holds us responsible to act."

Today, I am Zoey's voice. Please search your hearts and ask God to break your heart for the things that break his.

He will. And He will give you everything you need to ACT on behalf of these precious treasures.

For more information on Zoey, contact: Shele337@gmail.com

Monday, November 12, 2012



Sometimes I catch myself so caught up in the "awe" of this adoption thing. Gabe is so funny and just keeps us in stitches most of the time. He has facial expressions that I have no idea where they come from and now verbal expressions to go along with them! He puts so much JOY in our lives. Sometimes I think, "Wow. What if we had missed this. Can you imagine??"  No, I can't. I can't imagine not having he or Cole.  They define me. They make me a better person.  They are my light at the end of the tunnel. They are my rainbows after the raging storms.  And sometimes we have storms pretty regularly around here!!  A friend of mine said that a person could describe our place as being "one tent short of a circus!!"  And how right she is!  But you know what.........I wouldn't change one thing.  Alot of people my age already have an empty nest or will soon, but for me....... that's something I never have to worry about!  Lonely days and nights.......out of the question. And as I type these words, and one boy is continually trying to get my attention for one reason or another, I have to smile. Well wait a minute.........I don't have to smile........I choose to smile.  I smile because, we GET to do this. We get to be these boy's family. We get to parent these boys who were once orphaned.  We get to love them.  We get to teach them and tell them about God's love for them and us.  And so many times I wonder........who are we, that we get to do this, we GET to partner with God's heart for orphans.  And there is that "awe" again.

You have probably heard the saying, " God doesn't call the qualified, He qualifies the called."  We are living proof of that statement. We are not special. We are not. As a matter of fact, we are FAR from it! But we were willing, and because of that.........we are GETTING to spend the rest of our lives with two incredible, special boys. 

Is your nest empty???!!! Or will be???!!! Hey, I can help you out!! Go to  Reece's Rainbow and see which way God nudges you.  Lots of ways to help and something for all ages. 

And don't forget the RR Christmas Angel Tree and my little angel, Orson.  He wants and deserves a family of his own. Will you please help me, help him?   Go to the Angel Tree and click on his picture or use the button on this blog. Thanks and  Blessings to you and yours.

Friday, November 2, 2012


It's that time again! The Reece's Rainbow Christmas Angel Tree is in full swing and I need your help!  We are this little guys Christmas Warriors this year and we have pledged to raise $1000 for his grant fund. This is so important for him as these funds will go to help the family that finds him and wants to make him their son. I have a donate button on the right side of my blog that you can use to make a donation for him. Or you can go to the link above, find his picture (and any other kids you want to give to) and donate that way.  If you don't want to use this route, you can mail me a check and I will send it to RR for you. Some believe that money is the only thing keeping families from adopting these precious kids. Please help me, help Orson, and let's add $1000 to his fund. And may you be blessed for giving.

Hi, my name is Orson!

I'm 4 1/2 yrs. old and I live in an orphanage in Russia. My caretakers say I'm a good boy and that I have big beautiful brown eyes.

Here's a picture of me when I was just a little bitty guy!

I think I might have been having a bad hair day :)

I'm so glad I'm on the Reece's Rainbow Angel Tree this year.
If I can get some money in my grant fund then maybe a family will see it and it will help them say "yes" to making me a part of their family.

And then maybe next year I will be HOME to celebrate Christmas.
I sure hope you will help me. I really am a good boy. Thank you,