Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Update on J!

We received an update and new picture of J last night. What a great Christmas gift!   He is doing so well and I wish I could show his pic because he is adorable! :)  He is learning to stack blocks and loves to ride on the merry go round but he is scared of the slide!  Our family has tried to focus on the fact he is coming instead of focusing on the fact that he isn't here yet but it has been hard.  Please continue to pray for a  quick court date for us  in 2012 and for the other two families who are waiting to travel just like us! 

This month we got J the book The Pine Tree Parable by Liz Curtis Higgs.  We have the Pumpkin Patch Parable and love it but I think I love this one even more.  The story is about a farmer and his wife and the Christmas trees they grow each year.  They share their beautiful trees with the neighbors but there is one tree that they have saved for themselves.  On Christmas Eve, a poor family arrives on the farm hoping there is one tree they can buy.  The child of course sees the one the farmer's wife has set aside for the farmer's  family and asks can we buy this one?  A great story to teach my kiddos that it is more blessed to give, than to receive and that Christmas isn't about the gifts under the tree but about Jesus and trying to be like him!

"Each one should give, then, what he has decided in his heart to give 
God loves the person who gives happily." 2 Corinthians 9:7 (ICB)

Would you consider giving the gift of clean water this year for Christmas? For each $10 donation to Charity Water you get an entry into the giveaway.  You can go here  to give!

Merry Christmas!

1 comment:

  1. Still praying for J's homecoming. Its closer than you think.