This Week's Scripture

"Nor shall you bring an abomination into your house, lest you be doomed to destruction like it." Deuteronomy 7:26

This Week's Prayer!

We invite Your Holy Spirit to dwell in these rooms, which belongs to Henry, Anthony, Zoƫ, Asa, Rose, Grace, and Elijah, and in Heidi, Angel, and Angela's room. You are Lord over heaven and earth, and we proclaim that You are Lord over their rooms as well. Flood it with Your light and life. We pray that You, Lord, will make their rooms a holy place, sanctified for Your glory. And may You also dwell in our room and in each one of our extended family and friend's rooms.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Family Day and Birthday!

This past Saturday was Rose's 5th Birthday!! I feel so bad that I did not post about it on the day of her birthday! We were pretty busy that day and had lots of fun! The morning was spent getting everything ready for Tommy's work family day at the Fairgrounds. Tommy was at the HPC Men's Conference which he said was awesome! With Tommy not home that morning, it was actually a smooth morning with no real problems! Praise God! We picked Tommy up and went to the fairgrounds. It was a little hot but we love the outdoors so we enjoyed all the toddler inflatables, the kiddie games, painting of the faces, hamburgers, chips, coke, lemonade, chocolate chip cookies, popcorn, snowballs, and cotton candy! Rose kept telling us she gets to go upstairs now at children's church. Asa was moved up to the five year old class last week and Rose has been anticipating her going since then. We even had some crying when we brought her to the four year old room a couple of times. She is so used to having a brother or sister with her!

After we let them get out lots of energy, we picked up a cupcake cake to sing Happy Birthday to Rose at home! I can't believe she is already 5!!

I have told this story before but will give a short recap of how God introduced us to Rose! We did not know about her nor did Henry, Anthony, and Heidi. I was so ready to adopt the older children but Tommy kept telling me he did not have peace to pursue adopting them yet! Well, praise God he was not swayed by me because the reason he did not have peace yet was because if we would have adopted the older ones when I wanted to then we would have not been able to adopt Rose!! The Peace of God!!!!! Don't ever underestimate it!! Anyway, several months later we received an email from our Peruvian lawyer telling us of a fourth child and asking us if we would be interested in adopting her. As soon as I saw her picture I just knew she was ours!! I printed out the email and ran to Tommy and as soon as he read it he said the peace of God came over him and he knew it was time to adopt them all!!!!!

Happy 5th Birthday, Debora Rose!!!!! We love you so much and thank God for saving you for us!! Praise God!! God, thank you for Your peace and for Tommy's discernment. Thank you for this precious gift and choosing us to be her parents! Thank you for the miracel of adoption!!


gin said...

aimee', such great birthday stories and pictures all year. I enjoy the posts.

MorningSong said...

I am still amazed by Rose's story! It is the story of her whole family but I love how God didn't want her left out! What an awesome God we serve!

Blessings upon Blessings!

Penless Thoughts said...

Happy belated birthday to your Rose. God is so wonderful and I love it when I hear of people who REALLY listen to and are led by HIM!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I don't you don't have a lot of time to do that and I always feel very honored when you do and leave me a comment :o(

Trina said...

Wow, I've been a lurker on your SewSensible site and I had no idea you had such a big family!

My daughter just turned 5 this past Monday and her party was last Saturday. I posted pics on my blog as well.

Your family is beautiful!

Trina said...

Oh we finally ordered some patio furniture and I am so excited! It's smaller and more affordable than the set I posted about (from Sam's Club website). But I am still excited.

I will definitely be checking out MorningSong's blog, thanks for letting me know.

I debated on whether to post that about the boobs cuz I don't want to offend anyone, but oh well! LOL

I have been wanting to try your patterns, but haven't taken the plunge yet. I will one day! I love the new bubble top!