Mother's Hearts

A pain to deep for words stirs in my soul
A Korean friend's three year old hydrocephalic daughter died yesterday. Her daughter blind, unable to walk, talk...

We have the bond of mothers with special needs children.
Even in language difficulties we understand each other's heart as a mother of a visitor from Heaven.

Going to the visitation today stirred up the ache and grief;
their visitation held at the same funeral home we used for Jerard.

My momma's heart breaks for the son I buried six months ago
and for my friend's fresh loss of her daughter.

And we each have a son in fifth grade who have the
common bond of being the sibling of a special needs child.
Ben and his classmate share a special bond.

Both of us thankful our children are with Jesus...
Our children are friends in Heaven, playing, laughing, seeing, doing all the things they couldn't here on earth but can now in
the presence of Jesus for eternity!

but both of us aching to hold our child, our visitor from heaven.

Christmas High School Banquet

The High School Christmas Banquet was held tonight.
Kirsten and Mikayla looked beautiful for it! (Says the proud momma!)

Kurt is 50

Well, the house didn't burn down with 50 birthday candles lit!

Kurt turned 50 on November 26th!

Thanking God for him!

Jerard's Swing Set

We donated the swing set Jerard used to use to the school.

They made a few modifications to it and now it is an enjoyable swing on the playground!

Prayer Request

There are many transitions coming up and already occuring in our family with our upcoming furlough, Mikayla going to college, returning to what now seems like a semi-foreign culture of the USA, leaving friends, etc.

There is a huge unknown of how long the finalization of James' adoption will take and what that means for us as a family anticipating leaving the Philippines in June to return to the USA to help Mikayla settle in to college.

There are some other issues going on as well that we are working on individually and as a family.

While we do not know how all these things will work out, we do know the One who is working all these things for our good and His glory.
Please pray for each of our children: Mikayla, Kirsten, Ben, and James. We covet your prayers for each of them and for us. Thanks!