You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.
And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart.
You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.
You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.
You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

Deuteronomy 6:5-9

Lena's (first) mission trip to
Haiti turned into our
Adoption Adventure!
Can't wait to see what God has in store next.....

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


This is one of those happy/sad moments. I've been having a LOT of those, lately.

I got this little outfit for Steeve. He's going to look sooo grown up in it.

He's "graduating" from from Preschool II, which I have been told is equivalent to our Kindergarten. And apparently, this is a REALLY BIG DEAL in Haiti.

It was fun shopping for him.

It's cute to look at the outfit, and imagine him in it.

I'm sad I won't be there in person to celebrate with him.

I'm sad that I'm missing another milestone.

I'm happy and proud of him.

I have often said to my clients that life is really a 'big gooey, sticky mess.' It's not a nice, sweet, clean little package, where we have time to process one thing (feeling) before another situation arises.

I am learning that is more true than I know. Lots of happy and sad tears, at the same time for my friends and family. Lots going on. Good and bad.

Welcome to life, and to this adventure called following God.



  1. I love the outfit!

    I know it is tough to not be there. But hey, you will definatly get to see him graduate from high school!!!!

    Is anyone taking pictures for you? I hope so, it makes missing it easier.

    Missing you my friend!

  2. awwwwwwwwwww he's going to look so handsome!

  3. Steeve is so handsome...he will love his new duds! That happy/sad feeling is with me too. I'm really hoping we'll have the kids home before the big graduation, but then I'm a little bit sad that they will miss out on it!

    Have you heard anything from your DHS appt?

  4. He will look incredibly handsome! How proud you must be of your sweet boy!

    I enjoy your encouraging, positive outlook on this whole heart-crazy process of Haitian adoption. Praying for you through special milestones....

  5. Thanks, everyone! I'm hoping someone will be taking pictures, but I am not sure who will be there for the graduation. I'm holding up okay, I have my moments though. Who would've ever thunk that I'd be wanting to run away to Haiti? The running away part, not such a stretch. But the Haiti part, well that's a total surprise. God is so cool! ;-)


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