Monday, July 30, 2012

Days 5 & 6

We are the proud parents of happy boys!

After just four days with Thunder and Lightning, we wholeheartedly agree that God has done a marvelous work preparing our hearts for them and their hearts for us.   The bond is utterly unbelievable.  It could only have been created by Him and for His glory.

I cannot help but to think back to the place where we started this journey on 'the Adoption Highway'...destination Honduras, requesting two boys 0-4 years old...

BUT God!

By His sovereign hand doors closed and we were led straight to Colombia because waiting there were the Thunder and Lightning that God had chosen for us...two boys 4 and 8 years old, one with a special need that we had NEVER even considered adopting.

It took complete surrender, a leap of faith, and unwavering obedience to watch our dreams shatter into a million pieces then be resurrected into something far beyond what we ever imagined.  We held on through it all.  We fought the enemy attacks.  We waited for the blessing.

AND HERE WE ARE!...blessed beyond measure with two amazing little boys who complete our family.

A schedule for our days has basically worked itself out:

Card games
Computer/Nintendo DS
Soccer/Football/Relay races/Outdoor play
Supermarket or Outing

The boys sing.  They laugh.  They giggle.  They play.

They are good sports.  They help each other.  They are excitable.  They are social.  They are content.

They are loving.  They are good listeners.  They are learning.

The names Mama and Papa roll off their tongues effortlessly, and it is the sweetest sound ever.


  1. I am so pleased to hear all of this! So excited for you and your family. Praise God!

  2. I look forward to your posts--so very happy for your family. I continue to pray for you & praise God for you all.

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  4. Kelli, what an incredibly precious testimony of God's goodness. I'm so touched to read your blog. Congratulations on these two new additions to your family. God is so good!

  5. So good to hear....and so fun to follow!