Sunday, December 27, 2009
We had a wonderful Christmas together as a family, very low key, focusing on Christ's birth and each other. Mike sang at church with Elli and Janika, which was a huge treat. It was the first time he's sung with them in public. It was really a blessing to hear them sing together.
Gavin and Layne have had multiple sleep-overs the past few nights. They LOVE it, but I have to remind them over and over to go to sleep. Gavin said last night, "Mommy, we are having BIG FUN!!" From the giggles I'm sure they were. Fortunately for Gavin, Layne has an incredible imagination and fortunately for her, he is game to go along with just about any pretend play. I honestly don't know how they sleep with 10 stuffed animals in their bed with them.
Kael has been busy, busy, building K'Nex inventions and the little ones love playing with whatever he's built. He and Mike are on day 2 of an Axis and Allies Europe Game. Cousins--he'll be ready for battle this summer!
We have been diligently praying for a sibling group of 4 to find a family by next Christmas. Would you join us in prayer for them? Mike met the oldest boy of the 4 back in June, when we were in Addis Ababa, picking up Gavin. The reality is, orphanages can only keep kids up to a certain age and he is almost to that age. Hopefully, we'll be able to tell you that he and his siblings have a family soon. Maybe, by posting this, someone will contact us about being their family. We would happily put you in contact with our agency, if you have room in your homes to love 4 beautiful kids.