Friday, June 17, 2011

All Things Bright and Beautiful

Happy 21 months baby J!!  To some extent, it seems like these months are flying by!  On the other hand things don’t seem to be moving nearly quick enough!  God’s teaching a lot, though, about peace and waiting in Him.  He’s given us a deep peace lately that even though things may not be moving at the pace we would like, there’s a greater purpose behind the process.  God no doubt has a reason for moving like He does, in everything!

 Each month to "celebrate" J turning older we have been buying him a book.  Partly because Jake and Elyse's baby  books have either been given away or were destroyed by chewing etc. and partly because as we are adopting a child from another race and culture, I realized that the characters in the books we do have are predominantly white.  That is a problem!  To solve that problem we have been intentionally adding to J's library (and ours) new books that are multi-cultural.  This month we chose a book that had been recommended by another adopting mom, Lara.  It came in the mail this week just in time to celebrate J turning 21 months!  It is called All Things Bright and Beautiful by Ashley Bryan.

It is a beautiful book based on the hymn by Cecil Francis Alexander. Jake and Elyse have already enjoyed this book and I cannot wait to be able to share it with J! 
Hope you all have a great weekend! 


  1. Tracy,
    Good website although I noticed they haven't updated in awhile. Like it for some new ideas, especially around holidays, etc.

  2. This is a great idea! I'm stealing it :)