Sunday, July 27, 2014

Today is Your Wedding Day...


Today little brother is the day we've all been waiting for -

 today is your Wedding Day!

I can hardly believe that we are all grown up.

 It feels like just yesterday that we were playing dress up.

I was walking down the aisle of our living room - 

I was the bride and you were my groom.

How quickly time passes!

Remembering and cherishing the sweet childhood memories.

Since the day you were born we've been the best of friends.

The best little brother a girl could ever have!

Memories flash through my mind of our childhood days.


Like the time I tried to get you to catch me as I jumped off the fridge,

Or the time we built our own clubhouse in the woods.

How about the times we played Army as we tossed mud clumps at each other!

As we grew up our bond continued to strengthen - 

you've always been there for me.

My encourager and confidant and role model - my little brother!

We then entered high school and all of the ups and downs it would bring.

Yet together we faced all that life would bring.

Like the times we'd eat Taco Bell for breakfast just because.

Remembering those times we'd spend in the studio writing music.

And Singing together at church 

Such sweet memories.


~


{The Great Wall of China together!}


I still remember so clearly the day you turned 16 years old!

{Finally officially dating age in our family!!}

You made a phone call that would forever change your life.

You asked Savannah out on your first date and the rest is history!

Today not only are you getting married,

But today I am gaining another sister!



I couldn't be more overjoyed for the two of you and this exciting journey -

that you two are about to embark on!

I'm so proud of the both of you.

I wouldn't have ever guessed when I hugged you goodbye bound for my Uganda

that I wouldn't be journeying home for your big day.

Yet as I shared with you my heart and that it didn't look like

 I'd be coming home for your wedding day -

no doubt, with my sweet 'Gems' just arriving home,

there is was no way to go.

You again encouraged me as only a brother could!

You said there would be other memories and we would make up for it...

When God called me to Uganda, 

I stepped out in the unknown and all that it would bring.

I didn't see the sacrifices that would have to be made.

The birthdays and holidays I'd miss with my family.

But I'd do it all over again in a heart beat..

Each one of my 'Gems' downstairs are worth it.

But in this season I have such peace.

Although my heart longs to be there,

I take comfort in His Embrace.

So proud of you little brother as you go to the altar with your beautiful bride and say 

"I do"

I'm so thankful for technology so that I will witness this moment -
via Skype with no doubt many tears..

I love you both so much and I am so thankful for the bond that we share!

Thank you for always being there for me and encouraging me,

for being my shoulder to cry on, my confidant and my friend!

You're one of a kind and the best little brother a girl could ever have.

I love you so much Gray!

Happy Wedding Day from my Uganda and all of my 'Gems'.

Always missing you...

-Xoxo


Thursday, July 24, 2014

Meet Our 'Gem' Hudson


I feel so much love for each of our 'Gems' that have joined our home.

It's been so hard to only introduce you to one a day!

My heart is just overflowing for these precious 'Gems'

and truly, each one is so worth the wait and introduction!

This little guy has stolen a piece of my heart!

Meet Our 

"Hudson"

Although he appears shy upon meeting him,

he soon is overflowing with smiles and laughter.

Hudson is so full of life and love.

He loves to be snuggled and enjoys being rocked to sleep!

He also enjoys running around the grass with assistance.

His giggle fills the air, such a sweet sound.



Hudson has Cerebral Palsy,

yet it never stops him from enjoying every moment.

He also enjoys running around the grass with assistance.

Hudson is such a tender hearted little guy!

If you are interested in being part of Hudson's team,

please email us at:


Please make the subject:

"Hudson's Team"

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Meet Our 'Gem' Joram



I'm so very honored and excited to introduce  you,

my sweet friends,

to the oldest in our home,

Meet our 

"Joram"

This handsome boy has such joy that cannot be contained.

There is no other way to express it.

But our Joram is filled with 

JOY!

He loves to smile and is always filling our home with his sweet sounds!

One of Joram's favorite things is to be outside!

He loves the fresh air and the sunshine and wheeling around in his wheelchair!

Just yesterday I snapped this sweet picture of him sporting a doo rag.




It totally cracked me up - one of the Nannys had dressed him up,

and he was pretty proud of it!

Joram has Cerebral Palsy with Spastic Quadriplegia.

But even his special needs,

cannot contain the sweet  JOY  this little guy has!

He is always facing the day with a smile and continually

filling our home with his joy!

It is our prayer that Joram 
will be able to one day communicate with us and
that he will be able to eat solid foods!

If you are interested in being part of Joram's team,

please email us at:


Please make the subject:

"Joram's Team"