Welcome!! Grab a cup of coffee and visit with us! We hope you enjoy our story! (((HUGS)))

Welcome!! Grab a cup of coffee and visit with us! We hope you enjoy our story! (((HUGS)))

Friday, August 21, 2015

Our MA Love!

 I told Isaiah to take a picture of MA while she was "busy". But he's busted here. :o) She caught him! She wonders what he's doing! 

She's wearing her Shiloh Shepherd tshirt that has a white Shiloh like our boy Snow on it. She says its our dog. But it's a different shepherd- almost as pretty as ours! ;o)

She loves to load her cart up with things from her bedroom and wheel them into the living room. To the left in the background you can see SP's bed. (her quilt) SP's bedroom is off the living room.

The "cart" is supposed to be between MA and SP. I had made space for it. But Tom forgot. SP and MA argue terribly and they will hit each other. There was a table between them but I moved it to make room for the cart. 

MA has a walker with a basket. She loaded it so heavily with all her favorite things. Because of that weight it was not going to last. It needs to be used mainly as a walker for her. 
So I found this cart that has a handle on the end and nice industrial wheels. The bottom shelf is even a short basket. She loves it. She holds the handle on the end as she walks. She's thrilled it holds more great stuff!

Both of her ankles have "crushed" from the weight of her body. They were just so tiny, not so much because of her weight. She used to complain about her knees a lot but never her ankles. She has a very high tolerance for pain. She really should not walk, but her family insists and then she gets all worked up and tells us she has to walk. :o( She only walks from room to room in the house here. Never outside or at the store. We watch for signs that she doesn't over stress her feet. 

She is very fragile. She gets sick so easily. She is more like an 88 year old woman. We thank God for each day. She brings us so much JOY! We are very blessed! 

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Something to brighten your day! :o)

We always sing "Here she is Miss America!!" to MA. We both grew up when Bert Parks hosted the Miss America show and sang the song. MA was just like all of the other girls our age, (the girls who weren't as special or pretty as MA) she wanted to be Miss America too!

She's ready for bed here. Smiling lovingly at us!
Thank You God for another day with our precious MA. 

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Jacob's surgery scheduled for September 3rd

 Tonight I finished reading the Gospel of John.  Chapters 19,20 and 21. Today my new NKJV 18 point print bible came! I had had another bible that said it was 18 point- but in comparison it is not!!?? It is smaller- 16 point maybe?

Because I have cataracts and can only see out of my left eye, every bit helps! LOL! The new bible is truly a gift from God- AND it had an added benefit that I had not even thought of- white pages! My other large print bibles have all had off white pages! White pages make the new bible reading much easier too! Woo-Hoo!!

I was really excited to start Acts. I was finishing up John in my other bible, but thought- I've read it many times, I'll read it many more times, I'll just skip it for now.

I didn't. 

I finished John and I wept hard for a good 10 minutes. Thanking God for helping me see I really needed to read that. My soul was refreshed, LOVED, and Spoken to and taught all at the same time!
All this at 1 a.m. because I couldn't sleep. What a blessing that we are NEVER alone!

And then I checked the photos my precious camera man (Isaiah) left me. And I SMILED so hard my face hurt! LOL!!
These two 12 year olds  bring us so much JOY!
Noah just chillin with "little" (2 weeks younger) Sis!
Noah's sweat shirt is a hand me down from Isaiah! In fact it says Isaiah on it. :o) Isaiah wore this when he was 7 and 8 yrs old.
Noah was 9 when he came home and he wore size 3!!! And here he IS now wearing it! I had not dreamed they'd ever grow into these sizes! Praise God! 
I. can. not. stop. smiling!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Above Noah says "You know I'm crazy about you? right Kitty?" 
(I still can't stop smiling!!)  

Even this picture can NOT steal my smile! Wonder Woman did not want her picture taken. Even with Lysa's very LOVING and caring encouragement. Mercy's left hand is ready to push Lysa's hand off. 

But y'know that's o.k. As much as I would LOVE to get more pictures like the one on my right side bar, it's just not who she is. And we LOVE her dearly picture or no picture!

Thank You ALL so much for your prayers for Jacob. He accidentally slid down 4 steps yesterday- he did not hit his head!! Phew! Crazy boy thought he could scoot down them. We were walking through the gate not seeing what his intention was. Normally the gate is shut!! When I heard it I thought it was Pauly- our fast and furious step scooter! LOL! 
Jakie has angels watching over him, because we are a comedy of errors.

Friday, August 7, 2015

We searched the whole world for you!

 In 2009 Isaiah was 5. He wanted me to have a baby. I told him I was 52 and it wasn't a possibility. But I said maybe we could adopt. After waiting 1 year for a referral in the United States. We decided to search the WHOLE WORLD!! 

 We found Isaiah FOUR little brothers across the ocean, half a world away!!

                  (Pauly is giving his crabby face here! LOL!!)

AND one BIG brother 
And Isaiah is the happiest big/little brother in the whole world!