Have you seen this post? Princess Ellie had her first birthday...and like true royalty, could not forget her dear friends still waiting. For those of you who are not aware...there are currently 65 families who have been matched to children in Kyrgyzstan. Many of them have travelled and met these children and held them in their arms. They love these kids....in their hearts, they are their children. Yet they are still awaiting documents from the Kyrgyz government that will confirm that and allow them to bring their precious ones home. These are real mountains that need to be moved- they need a real miracle. My God is that big, He is that powerful. Please, pray for these children and their families. "The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective" James 5:16
Monday, March 30, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
So, Mackenzie had the hearing test. We didn't really learn a lot, actually. She didn't do so well. It showed a moderate hearing loss in both ears. However, the audiologist said that it was most likely due to the fact that she has an ear infection in both ears...again. We went back to her pediatrician in the afternoon, she confirmed it and gave us some meds and a referral to an ear, nose, and throat specialist. She was of the opinion that her results would not be that poor due just to an ear infection...but she was also not highly confidant in the results when I told her that Mackenzie was less than cooperative during the test. So, we go to the ENT on the 14th, and in the meantime I am trying to to over think it. Hopefully we will know more after that.
Posted by Jamie at 7:28 PM
Thursday, March 12, 2009
A couple of weeks back, it was so cold that it killed off my hibiscus and my bougainvilleas. Last week, I spent 3 days preparing for spring by...raking leaves. Yep, nothing says spring in Florida like getting the dead leaves out of the way for an upcoming egg hunt. This week, it is in the 80s and beautiful! We spent a summer like day in the yard the other day...the kids in their bathing suits, running through sprinklers and bubbles, and eating Popsicles....me pruning back the dead plants from the aforementioned freeze. Hopefully this weather is here to stay...I really hate the cold!
Posted by Jamie at 1:04 PM
Sunday, March 8, 2009
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Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Hi! Sorry I have been so scarce...in all honestly, I have been a little in the blahs. You see, I just left my 20's behind....I have entered a whole new decade. I am 30. Wow, that even looks old. I am sorry- I do realize many of you reading are essentially laughing at me, thinking it looks great. But think back to when you hit that milestone...I know I am not the only one who is taking this hard.
My family did their best to make it great for me. I spent a beautiful day cooking out at the park with Shaun's family. Shaun and I had a date night. I had a yummy b-day lunch with my mom and some great friends. I have to admit, though, that nothing got me out of the blahs like the thing I thought would be the worst about my bday. You see, it fell on Sunday, which meant I had to be at Awana. Now I adore Awana, but having to be there on my birthday felt a little bit like work, or so I thought it would. But they got me. The leaders knew it was my bday, and they tricked me into going into council time to make an announcement to the kids. Then, they surprised me with a cake and cards (some made by the kids) and generous gifts and they all sang to me. I cried. And I felt better about it. Who cares if I am 30 when I have a family who I adore, and a ministry I am privileged to be able to serve in? There are something like 90 kids at our club, and they all spent the rest of the night tugging on my arm, telling me "Happy Birthday Mrs. Jamie!" with such joy in their eyes, offering hugs every time I turned around. It really doesnt get much better than that. What a blessing they are in my life.
Posted by Jamie at 6:37 PM