Tuesday, October 23, 2012

                                THIS is Priscilla Hope !
 
She is 9 yrs. old and lives in China. 
 
My husband's sister, Deena and her husband Mike adopted her when she was just a baby. 
They do Missionary Work.
 
I get to see her about every other year. 
But, this past yr. has been an exception. 
 
Her family came to the states this past June. 
I then traveled to China in July and it is now, October and I am so blessed to see her again.  
 
What a wonderful blessing.
 
 
 
Priscilla has such great joy.
 
I see a beautiful young woman emerging. 
 
 She makes me smile. 
 
 
 
It seems to me that we enjoy
a lot of the same things.
 
We like to Color and draw.
 
We love kittens and other sweet animals.
 
We have a servants heart. 
 
We also like the thrill of riding a 4-wheeler. 
 
I grew up with 3 older brothers...she is doing the same. (sort of)
 
 
Most importantly.....
 
 
We both love Jesus.
 
 
I am so honored to know this young lady. 
 
I see the love of God in all that she does.  
 
 
 
I believe that
many will follow in her foot steps. 
 
I know I will do my best
to be there every step of the way.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Happy Fall Y'all!


Today I woke up to that ole'
 familiar chill in the air.

 Aaah......
it was October 1st!

          




I was thrilled that another Florida summer

                          was  f i n a l l y over.


I laid in bed feeling all cozy, with my blanket around my face. 

               I was savoring the moment. 


I was laying there remembering my days in Indiana. 

All the leaves on the ground. 

The smell of fall.....and Harvest time!!!



The piles and piles of raked leaves that my brothers and I would make forts out of. 



I could hardly wait to step outside and breath in the fresh cooler air...........





I got moving.....

 I let the dog out of his crate.......then
                                          
started making my coffee......
                        
Headed for the back door...........


As I opened it.....sudden disappointment!
                                             
                                              
           It was still          hot and humid!          

                       oopsie........
                       I had set the AC too low the night before. 
                
                                          twas only a dream.....
             
                                             BUMMER!   

                                                                        

                    

 anyway......
                               
                                Happy Fall to Y'all!

As for me......

                I will patiently wait for that coolness
                              in the "outside" air.  



Sunday, September 23, 2012

Soooo....I went to Fuzhu, China!

This summer I traveled to Fuzhu, China to visit and serve a Foster/Orphanage home. 
 
This is the Hidden Treasures home.....
 
Over 50 special needs children and 20 AMAZING staff reside here. 
 
 
This is Ou-bing
 
 
Erin started bonding right away.....
 
 
Ransley celebrated her 18th Birthday while we were there.
 
 
My sister in-love, Deena, Caleb, Priscilla and Sonny.
 
 
Beautiful country side and brick buildings.....
 
 
Mountains surround the village.
 
This is joyful Uaua (Yea-Yea)
 
 
This is Amy.....
"My Cup is Full and Running Over"
video
 
I will never forget these beautiful faces......
 
Shou-tong
 
My life is so much richer because of the people I met
and the miracle of seeing Love demonstrated.
 
 
 
 
If you would like to learn more about
 the amazing lives at Hidden Treasures click here. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Busy Bee

The Honey Bee

                                   
                     Ahhh....the sweet, sweet smell of Orange trees in bloom

                                          
                                           This lil' honey bee was also enjoying
                            the sweet, sweet smell of our orange tree blossoms

      
                         I enjoyed watching this little acrobat trying to find
                                   just the right blossom to collect his pollen.


         It seemed like the pollen was calling every honey bee from miles around


                        The honey bee really is a wonderful little creation. 
  
                           I  hope to benefit from this little guys hard work
                              the next time I have some (local) honey on my toast. 

Monday, January 16, 2012

What's Up?


Oh, the things we see when we look up.....

Or...trying NOT to look down...

You can "monkey around" while looking up....

See new things from a higher vantage point......

and the beauty of a full moon......

The sky makes the best back drop to a photo....

Birds know, What's up!

oh, the simple beauty of creation....

Take time to just look up and see.......
the beauty that is all around us.




The Company We Keep.

There is just something about a boy and his dog......


                                                      They are such faithful friends...

Always good for a hug....

At rest....

and at play.....
They know how to have a good time......

 Hide n' Seek...anyone?

Here we are!

oh....They take A LOT from us...
  and don't ask why....
Faithful friends....through it all.


Oh, the company we keep.  

such unconditional LOVE.