GracieJoy's girlfriends from Guangxi, China
—“As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. Happy is the man that has his quiver full of them.”
The Lord had laid on Jeff and my heart several years ago that our family was not complete. After already having 2 teenagers--Ashley and David-- and thinking that we were finished having children, the Lord led us to have another child--15 years later. In Dec. 2002 we had Deborah. She has been such a special blessing to this family and surely God's ways are not our ways. After Deborah was born we still felt that God wanted to enlarge our family. We began the search on adoption.
Through many months of prayer, reading God's word, and researching adoption and agencies our hearts were moved by the girls in China. On Sept. 20, 2005 we adopted GracieJoy, from Guangxi China. She was 15 months when we picked her up. She has been such a blessing to our family. She is such a spirited little one. She is 22 months old now.
Even after having our last 2 little ones we still did not feel that our family was complete, and so off we go onto a new journey for Katherine. We know that the Lord is going before us and preparing the path to Katherine, a child that He has specifically chosen for our family.
We rejoice and praise God for His amazing love and grace for children.