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Mother's Day Reflection 2014

Last Sunday we celebrated Mother's Day for the 100th time since the occasion began in 1914.  President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed May 9, 1914, the first Mother's Day. Think of all the things that have changed over the last 100 years....

Pretty stationary paper with matching envelopes and dainty pens could probably compare to today's a brief blog post for Mother's Day.

No matter how we celebrate the day, whether 100 years ago or today, mothers are still mothers at the heart of it. Created to love and nurture their children and those around them who are within reach of the influence of our caring hearts.

This year I'm thankful for my mother.  I love her very much and I'm blessed to have her in my life.  She raised me with a loving heart and guided me with a kind and gentle spirit.  Even though my spirit was pretty feisty and stubborn, I always know she loves me.

This year I'm thankful for my husband.  Silly thing to be thankful for on Mother's Day?  Wel…

Trying Not To Look

I'm trying not to look at the blog timeline that on June 24th, 2013 our dossier was mailed off to our adoption agency.  What a day of celebration and relief that was to have all the paperwork completed and out of our hands.  And now, it's been almost a year.....

I'm trying not to look that this week our home study expires and we will have to start our paper work process all over again....yes, allllll over again.  Doctor appointments for clear bills of health, bank statements, house inspections, fingerprinting.... more costs!

I'm trying not to look that my baby who was a tad older than 2 when we started this process is now weeks away from turning 4.

I'm trying not to look at the stack of luggage and travel supplies in my closet just waiting to be put to use.

I'm not going to mention our cute little count down calendar has been full for months now and then after moving to adding paper chain links, that I just stuffed it all in the cabinet....trying not to look at i…

Sorting Crafts

Count, sort, stuff, press, zip, pass....  Our kids all helped as we worked to assemble the crafts into individual packs for the upcoming missions trip Haiti.  It was a fun time having the kids be a part of this trip in a hands-on way.  

The missions team will be conducting an activity and learning time for the community youth surrounding Alex's House Orphanage in Kalico Beach, Haiti.  Each afternoon the youth that attend the meeting will learn a Bible lesson, have a snack, participate in games, learn new songs, and make a craft.  We will be ministering in one location for two days of lessons then move to another location ministering to another group for two days of lessons.  All in all we hope to have a little over 150 youth attending the meeting times.  
One craft we will be making is a canvas bag with a draw-string closure. The Haitian kids can decorate their bags with beads and fabric markers before putting them to good use.  We gathered together the canvas bag, one marker, an…