Sunday, January 20, 2008

All about Annika....

Annika was my first and much prayed for daughter. I spent two years asking the Lord to bless me with a daughter and He decided to bless me abundantly. Annika is a bright and beautiful young lady, with a bright future ahead of her. She is sweet, kind and very smart. She has been such a blessing to me from the day she was born. I couldn't ask for a better daughter and friend. I so much enjoy spending time with her. Like her older brother Brandon, she has a dramatic side that is very fun to be around. Annika likes to play with Alenna, spend time with her best friend, read, watch her favorite TV shows, and play games. She also has a wonderful heart for the Lord. When she was just three years old she asked Jesus into her heart and from that time on she has been a dedicated Christian and has always had such a sweet spirit about her. She has a servant's heart and loves to help others. I am very blessed to have her in my life.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

All about Brandon...

Brandon was the second child to enter our family. Brandon is also the one that taught me the greatest lesson in motherhood. That a mother's heart grows with each new child, and that you can love each child equally. Brandon is a charming handsome guy, he has lots of friends and enjoys spending time with them. He is also very tenderhearted, he helped out in our Church's VBS program last summer and I was told by the teachers that he was helping, that he was very good with the younger kids and they all looked up to him. Brandon enjoys acting, playing video games and playing games with his family. He is also a great big brother to Alenna. He has a wonderful heart for the Lord and for people who are hurting. He has been a huge support in our efforts to adopt and even gave up his room when we brought Alenna home so that she could have her own room. He is a deep thinker, and I always enjoy talking to him and seeing what he thinks about things. I am always surprised at what he comes up with. I am very blessed to have two such wonderful teenage boys. We really don't have any problems with either of them.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

All about Bryan

Bryan is my first born. He is the child that made me a mom. As my first born he will always have a special place in my heart. Bryan is the kindest, most gentle and helpful person you will ever meet. He loves to help others and is always the first to notice when someone needs help. He has a heart for the Lord and is a real sweetheart. I am very lucky to have such a great teenage boy! These are some of my favorite pictures from the last year. As you can see he is also a great big brother.

It's time...

to introduce each of my kids. I will start with our oldest Bryan and end with our youngest Alenna.

We have PA!

Finally after 7 weeks of waiting we have pre-approval from China to adopt our precious girl. I know that I didn't have anything to worry about, we didn't have any reason for China to reject us, but I still worried. A lot! It is like a huge burden off my shoulders to hear that we have been approved. I don't know why I worry so much about these things, but I know that for the last week and a half I have been hard to live with. But now I feel like the sun has come out and life can go on.