Thursday, February 3, 2011

Then and Now~ Joy of Love

When I read our assignment was Then and Now,
I immediately thought of SJ~
Then in China and Now home with her forever family.
I am completely amazed and awed by this baby...
she is so brave, so loving, so trusting, and so JOYful!
The photos below show
the power of LOVE, Security, and Home!
So here's to

and NOW!!!

Today was my 46th birthday~
a VERY happy birthday...
not because of a grand party or extravagant dinner.
It was a happy birthday because
~ I woke up to a house full of beautiful children
~ Spent time with a precious friend
~ Spent most of the day with my BEST friend Scott
who gave me a card listing the 46 things he loves about me
~ Read a kazillion texts and FB messages of happy wishes
~ Ran errands with two littles in tow
~ Visited with my sweet mom
~ Talked to both of my sisters on the phone
~ Savannah came home for the night
~ Tennis banquet with A&R
~ All the chicks safe and sound in the nest tonight.

As one friend said today~
"Your last trip around the sun was certainly blessed,
hope this one is too!"
I am looking forward to my sun trip this year...
God is SO good and has blessed me big~
I am very grateful and humbled by my day filled with love.

This is my prayer for year 46
and for all of you~

Numbers 6:24-26

‘“The LORD bless you
and keep you;
the LORD make his face shine on you
and be gracious to you;
the LORD turn his face toward you
and give you peace.”’


  1. Wow! It's amazing what a loving family can do in such a short period of time!

    So glad you had a Happy Birthday!

  2. Glad you had such a special day. Thanks for the shout out!

  3. What a Beautiful post!! Love the pictures - the one of you being kissed by the littles is PRECIOUS! Sounds like you had one Blessed Birthday!!

  4. Love the then and now of SJ as I have watched it unfold through your posts!

  5. Happy Belated BDAY. Glad is was a good one.

  6. So glad you had a wonderful birthday yesterday!! Enjoy your dinner tonight at Cateechee!