Sunday, November 30, 2008


Kailtyn and Madison ready to eat!
Kaitlyn enjoying the Thanksgiving Feast!

Poppa (JT) and Madison

Jett raising two hands for the dessert!

Jett and Mr. John - his favorite!

We spent a great Thanksgiving Day with our friends, John and Mary Crisp, and their family here in Birmingham. We knew that it needed to be a quiet, laid back day for Jett's sake. Too much and too many is just too much for him right now. We have to limit choices and control the intake much of the time. He's not sure what to do with all the excitement of the holidays......he is learning.

When asked who wanted dessert at the Thanksgiving table, Jett raised BOTH hands. Then, he proceeded to LICK the plate, literally. What a compliment to the chef!
This year, we are so thankful that our son has been home with his forever family for 11 months. God is good....He is the Giver of all good things. We are thankful for a difficult year that has molded us into new people for Him.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Hey, It's Jesus!

My friend, Mary Crosby, and me.
Mommy and Kaitlyn. I guess we do look alike.

Madison, Jett, Nondu and Kaitlyn.

Claud and JT.

Jett and Nondu!

As we're sitting at the breakfast table this morning, we are discussing the banquet table in heaven. We're making an analogy from the "no table" concept in Africa to the plastic kids' tables in the orphanage to our 12 seater dining room table to the table in heaven. Wow, what a awesome is that going to be!

Naturally, Jett says, "What color is Jesus' table?" We respond that we don't know and that will be a question to ask Jesus. So, only as he would do, Jett cries out, "Jesus, what color is Your table?" We laugh and remind him to tell us when Jesus answers. So, the doorbell rings....Jett, says, "It's Jesus! He's coming to get us!" What faith! Oh, to have the faith of a little child. We were just discussing this concept with our friends, Claud and Mary Crosby, this past week. They are our friends who we've known for many years. They used to work with AIM and have been missionaries in China and South Africa/Swaziland.
God gave us almost a week with them. What a great time to discuss the plans God has for all of us. We can't wait to see where He leads us!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Fall Fun!

While JT is in Guatemala leading a mission trip, we are at home working on school. We are thoroughly enjoying the fall weather. We decided to take some pictures in the yard to show the beautiful colors of the season. This has been the most brilliant fall we've had in a long time. God is definitely good!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Brighter Days

Regan, Kaitlyn, Kelsey and Haleigh
Savannah, Kaitlyn, Haleigh, Kelsey and Regan

Kevin Carroll, the student minister, with Kaitlyn, Regan and Kelsey

Regan and Kaitlyn

Our oldest daughter Kaitlyn was involved in helping to lead the worship service at our church yesterday...the program was called Brighter Days. I was so proud of her and all the other students involved. They proclaimed the Gospel message clearly. May His name be glorified.