So, in all my excitement about Corrie, I haven't spent much time talking about other exciting things in our family...one of which is that our Cassandra left in May to spend two years (at least) in Peru, where she is volunteering in a children's home. She is loving those kids, and she truly amazes us with her ability to adapt the way she has. We are so proud of her, and the children there are absolutely precious. I will post more about that when I have more time, but my hubby was able to go visit her this past week, and he came home today! Here are some of my favorite pictures from his time there...
He knows how to do some balloon animals, but they ALL wanted swords! "Espada! Espada!" They would say. :)
And this is why they wanted swords. :)
There really aren't many bald men where they live!
And they don't really have much facial hair there, either. :)
This little girl stole his heart. Wish we could bring her home.
At church. I love this picture because it reminds me of a picture I have of him with our own boys when they were little. These boys need daddies, too. There aren't any men at the children's home.
And there is our girl!!! She loves those kids with all her heart.
Another sweet little boy. Love those dimples!
I will tell you more about Cassandra and her adventures in Peru soon. I am so happy that Scott was able to go and visit her, and spend some time being a daddy for those kids. Please pray for them! They are not able to be adopted, and many have biological families not far away, but in almost all of these cases, the families were neglectful or worse. I am thankful that God has put Cassandra there, at least for a while.
Our dossier is winging its way to China as I type!
Wow...that whole paperwork process is so crazy and long, I almost can't believe it's done. And I can thank my hubby because since he is the one who is better with those sorts of things (I do not win any prizes for organization and would probably lose or spill something on the forms), he is the one who has done most of the work. Still, in all seriousness, we are thankful that God brought us through that, and there were a few hurdles this time. We are so very thankful that we are at this point in the process of bringing home our very special girl!
How sweet are these pictures? I would love to meet this precious lady someday who obviously loves her so much.
Looking at these pictures just reminds me again...that I am completely humbled when I think that God would trust me with the awesome privilege and responsibility of being "Mom"--to children I've given birth to, and more amazingly, to children I never felt growing inside me, or even knew as infants.
I will never get over that fact .
Lord, that I would live my life as Mom to them to the best of my ability. Help me to love them like You do...