July 10, 2011

God is so good!

Seriously, does it get better than this?!  Of course it can but I am so happy right now:)  Titus asked me today to help him translate and understand his sunday school class material.  Although he understands a fair amount of english we all talk so fast he misses most of his SS teacher says and falls asleep due to boredom.  So I was more than happy to spend time with him tonight translating and explaining the bible study material that they will discuss on WED night- so he will be ready!  Time consuming - Yes - well worth it - YESSSSS!

Both boys continue to be a joy!  Our close friends organized a church welcome home party for the boys - thank you Denise and Deanna.  They were so excited and happy.  You could tell by their reactions to everything that they were pleased.  Today when we went to church they were saying hi to everyone!  I am so glad they feel loved!

Adam's sunday school class gave him an action Bible with pictures (like a comic book).  They all signed it - he showed me with a beaming smile what his new friends gave him.  Titus was given a Bible by one of Bryan's chinese workmates.  So now both boys have Bibles they can read in english and chinese.

After a week of doctor and dentist appointments, a party and a youth overnight lock in (which they both loved) we are taking a week off to relax - well sort of:)  One of our bio boys turns 14 on Tue, I turn 46 (yes it is true I am getting old) on Wed and both new boys turn 13 and 14 on friday...another son turns 4 on Monday...so more parties, but low key:)  We are getting Titus an MP3 player and Adam wants an airsoft gun (his new passion and something he is very good at despite his visual impairment)  I hope they are both surprised and pleased.  We are trying not to get carried away at birthdays since we have so many kids (but I think I can squeeze out a few more than that for their first bday home:) 

Here are pics of the welcome home party:

                                                                     Ping Pong champion
                                This is when they first arrived at the party and a little unsure of everyone
                                                       Some of our wonderful church family
                                                     Soccor was their favorite -thanks Jennifer G!

Thanks again to everyone who has made this forever family possible.  We cannot imagine life without these boys!

7 Kind Words:

Denise said...

I am SO blessed to be a part of your family's journey. I love these boys too...but you are my BFF. and why does that lady look like she's choking in that picture of your church family? LOL God IS good!

petiteblogger said...

Looks like SO much fun! :)

Lillie's Mom said...

Just found you on AOK China! Also sent you a message in response to your response to my post there. :0) I see after a brief read that we share more than a first name. So thankful to see you are my sister in Christ. Your new sons are so handsome and seem to be doing very well! Lifting you up in prayer as you negotiate this education road.

In Him,

Jennifer said...

That is fantastic. Mind if I share on my blog?

1204233361 said...


This is the first time I come here and I found that I've loved it!
There's lots of words and pictures here and all of them show me the feel of warm and happiness!Just hope to know more of you~Would you?

Bushnell Girls said...

Brings tears to my eyes, seeing those boys experience the feelings of being loved, welcome, and definitely wanted. Thank you so much for giving them the incredible gift of a family. I will be praying that they continue to enjoy church & church friends, so that they will one day decide to join the family of God!

Gabrielle Evelyn said...

I like it!

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