THE SEVENTH DIAMOND

Saturday, May 02, 2009

There Are Some Cute New Items at the Auction!


Please click the link on my sidebar and take a look at the new items at the auction!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

TA Blues

It's been raining all day...for the past 4 days. I guess that's fitting. It looks like we are going to be delayed at least a month in going to bring Sophia home. The new pig flu has caused the CCAA to issue a statement asking families to delay their travels to China. I understand their concern and desire to protect the children. I just wish my girl was here with me.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

God Is Calling My Heart to Uganda...Amazima

I met Gwen Oatsvall/The Oatsvall Team, a couple of years ago at a birthday party. Yes, we have a great friend in common, Miss Steffie B/Never Too Many. I so wish I had known when I met her that she would become one of the most inspiring people in my life.
Gwen has become involved in a life...an amazing life. There is a young woman named Katie. She followed the Lord to Uganda and is raising 13 orphans who she calls her children.

Not only is this young woman raising 13 children on her own in Uganda, but she is also feeding the local people and ministering to them. She is living her life completely in Jesus. When you read her words and follow her journey, you cannot help but long to do more and to be more. I just want to say that when I grow up I want to be this woman who is at least 15 years younger than me. She gets it and she lives it.

Please read her story and get to know this young woman. Start at the beginning, you have no idea how blessed you will be just by reading her words. If I had to list off the top 5 living people I would like to meet one day, she would be one of them.

I have felt God's push (as my good friend Sharon calls it) to become more involved with certain people. He puts them in my heart and whispers the need to serve them into my ear. I don't always know what He wants me to do, I just try to wait and hope that in the chaos of my life...I will hear and know what I am supposed to do. This is the name He is whispering in my ear right now.

click here to read her personal blog: kissesfromkatie

click here to see the official website: amazima.org

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Eli's Preschool Outing




I took last Friday off and went with Eli on his first preschool outing. The class went to one of his teachers homes. She has a horse and a rabbit and a pond with tadpoles.
We had a lot of fun. We went on a nature walk around the pond and collecting things that we thought were special (Eli picked dandelions). We had a scavenger hunt and a cook out.
The pictures above are during circle time when the teacher read about tadpoles and how they turn into frogs.

Eli absolutely loves preschool, but I'm afraid he is one of the little boys known for mischief. He has a lot of energy and doesn't like to sit still. I'm hoping that he will mellow out over the summer and do a better job of paying attention when he should next year.

It was wonderful to see him with so many little friends who are his age. He has learned so much just in the past three months he's been in preschool. He has started to color and draw all of the time. He's doing better with recognizing his letters and numbers. Tomorrow is his snack day and the theme is the beach. So we are bringing ice cream sandwiches!

Sunday, April 26, 2009