through the years














A Visitor From Heaven

Jerard died this morning. Just stopped breathing. We rushed him to ER. They worked on him but he is with Jesus.

Visitation starts today around 4pm and funeral will probably be Tuesday morning.

Pray for us.

The song, "A Visitor From Heaven" by Twila Paris plays in my mind.

A visitor from Heaven
If only for a while
A gift of love to be returned
We think of you and smile

A visitor from Heaven
Accompanied by grace
Reminding of a better love
And of a better place

With aching hearts and empty arms
We send you with a name
It hurts so much to let you go
But we're so glad you came
We're so glad you came

A visitor from Heaven
If only for a day
We thank Him for the time He gave
And now it's time to say
We trust you to the Father's love
And to His tender care
Held in the everlasting arms
And we're so glad you're there
We're so glad you're there

With breaking hearts and open hands
We send you with a name
It hurts so much to let you go
But we're so glad you came
We're so glad you came








A Day of Moving On........8th Grade Graduation 5/18/12

Kirsten graduated from 8th grade tonight. It was a very nice ceremony. The 8th grade girls did a really great job singing, too!
A day of loss, a day of moving on - Kirsten to 9th grade; Jerard to heaven.

Kirsten with her friends in 8th grade

the elementary kids singing the Philippine National Anthem




Adoption Update 5/16/12

All our papers are at the lawyer's office! The adoption should be finalized before the end of the year! Please pray with us for speedy expedition of this process.
We will be furloughing starting June 2013 for a year and need to have this adoption and the boys visas and passports ready before then.
Pray with us for the adoption, visas and passports to be ready before June of 2013! Salamat Kaayo! (Many thanks)

James' Summer School

James had a great time at summer school preschool. He played games, made crafts, learned numbers and letters and counting, made new friends.....!

James with certificate of completion


Fun at end of session ceremony