After six months, I still can't believe the color of my granddaughter's eyes.
Our creator is quite the artist! I thank Him every day for His wonderful gift of a granchild!
"You want to be successful? If you live comfortably, share what you have. If you have a spouse, serve him or her sacrificially. If your home is filled with the clamor and clutter of children, savor the monumental challenge of raising them. If others follow you, point them to Christ. If you are given accolades, receive them humbly. Love and serve people around you. Walk well through the inevitable sufferings of life. Live your life worthy of the gospel of Christ. This is true success. And really, what more could we possibly want?" (pg. 89)On the evening of the holiday that inevitably ends up being about stuff no matter how hard we try to "remember the reason for the season," I find these words refreshing.
|Mark (17) and Jaynie (19), adopted from Russia in September 2001 along with their biological sister Cassandra|