Saturday, August 31, 2013

One Year HOME.

One year ago today we landed in Raleigh and walked off the plane as a family of three. 
I'm overwhelmed with gratitude for the incredible little boy that has forever changed our lives (and taught us so much about joy, love & laughter). 
Praise be to our God for making all things beautiful, in his time.

Friday, August 23, 2013

2 Years.

It's hard to believe that two years have passed since Mom went home to
Jesus.  Two years of great change and adjustment.  Two years of challenges and great joys.  Two years of letting go and embracing life here on earth without her.

It isn't the same.

The pain is still so real.

Yet, there is joy...and memories...and laughter in midst of the tears.

And, we can't forget (nor do we want to) the other life changing occurrence that happened on that memorable day. It was also on the same day, one year later, that we boarded a plane to be reunited with our son.  The memories bittersweet as we sat at the airport, overflowing with excitement, yet stricken with grief with memories of what happened exactly 365 days prior.

It is no coincidence that August 21 is marked with such pain and deep joy.
I fully believe it's the work of our Father...making all things His time.

So, in memory of mom we went out for breakfast before Jim went to work.  We "celebrated" Mom's homecoming with (Ethiopian) coffee...and with tear filled eyes we rejoiced that she is healed. With waffles, biscuits, and Moses' personal favorite, yogurt & granola, we looked at our son with an abundance of gratitude.

God is good...and still at work.
I'm beyond grateful the our story doesn't end here...

Until next time, 
Grace & peace. 

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The Latest....

                          So blessed.