Trials are not enemies of faith but are opportunities to prove
God's faithfulness. -- Author Unknown

God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one
to say 'thank you?' -- William A. Ward

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Fall Fun

I've got more pictures but I just wanted to add a few tonight.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

One Down! How Many More To Go?

It's completely official. Prasun is ours forever and legally. I just got his finalization decree in the mail. I've been looking for it for weeks. It took I think 4 weeks for Ananya's to come. It took 6 for Prasun's. Not bad considering that the court could have held it for 3 months.
Prasun is now officially Prasun Elijah Phillips.
All the kids are doing well.
Ananya is healing well. She is tolerating some range of motion exercises. She has about 3 1/2 more weeks and she'll probably be able to move around more. We are giving her 2 Ensures a day since she wasn't eating. She is eating some now. She has been doing her other therapies at school. All together, she is getting back to normal.
Prasun is doing awesome. He is walking well in his walker. He is pulling up on the furniture all the time. He is talking non stop. I'll have to get some new video of him next week in his walker. Our big news is that he is going to get a big boy bed on Sunday. I'm going to fix his crib so that it is a toddler bed. He almost fell ou his crib on his head today. He has figured out how to get off a bed without getting hurt so I think it is time. Also, we are preparing for our next blessing and he may be moving into the big boys room. I'm going to put him on the bottom bunk if possible at that time so he needs to move to a toddler bed now.
Anthony is doing good. We are moving along with homeschooling. He just finished reading "A Long Way from Chicago". I got a list of the Battle of the Books for this year and have him reading from that list. I've combined that list with the Book-It program to make my own reading program. He is well learning to speak Japanese. Another thing I need to get on video.
Well, I'll try to add some pictures later today. I was hoping for some nice weather to take "school pictures" but it has been raining so much I haven't gotten it done. Maybe tomorrow or Friday.
Well Happy Fall to everyone. I'll try to post again soon.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

I found this video on Courtney's blog as well as on His Hands His Feet and had to post it on my blog.
I don't think that alot of people outside of the adoption community understand something. Personally for my family, we would questionably take a child if it would prevent an ab*rtion. I think this is true of alot of families. I have always thought that you never know what a child will become (what God's will is for that person), and so it is dangerous to take away the opportunity for them to grow up and reach that potential.
It breaks my heart to watch this video because no child should every thank their parents for their life. For sacrificing to raise them, but not for their life. Children are such a blessing from God.