Friday, March 4, 2011

Where my Baby lives...

The first day I saw Will's face
I clicked the photo to make him bigger
because he looked so much like SJ.

I later learned he lived at Philip Hayden Foundation.
Here are some photos of the campus...
isn't it Peaceful and Beautiful?

Do you see my baby sitting outside with all the people that love him?

Today God gave me the sweetest blessing~
I read the most beautiful post written by
a precious guardian angel that has loved on my baby while he waits...
and it would be an understatement to say I had a little breakdown.
In her post, I learned that Will lives in the House of Peace.
I thought that was the sweetest thing...

Guess what arrived in the mail???
A while back I left a comment on Waiting for Number Six
to enter a little drawing she was having for a necklace
never thinking I would win.
One day I received an email that I was second runner up
and a little happy was on the way.

It came today and it just blessed my heart!!!
Thank you Lea!!!
In a little heart box,
I found a beautiful Brighton bracelet
with the words
{Peace Starts Within}.

Did you get the connection???

House of Peace
Peace Starts Within.

A coincidence??? No~
a message spoken to me from God through
two people that don't even know each other...
words spoken to my heart.

to me as we wait for sweet Will
the place Will calls home for now

John 14:27

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.

I do not give to you as the world gives.

Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

PS... I put the bracelet on and plan to wear it everyday
until Will begins his Forever with our family!!!


  1. I got goosebumps! WOW,! Amazing is all I can say.

    You are so blessed with the peace of kowing where Will is and that he is loved so much already!

  2. There is no doubt that God's fingerprints are all over this adoption! I'm so so so excited for you!!!!!!!!

    xo ellie

  3. Yay!!! Love seeing God's handiwork all over Will's story!

    (and just so you know...the woman whose lap Will is on in that picture is actually not his ayi, but Sara, one of the adoption liasons at PHF. She loves those kids as her own and does so much hard work, along with the other liasons, to coordinate paperwork with children's home orphanages so they can find forever families! Just thought you'd want to know...) :)

  4. Do I dare write once again that I am crying?! God is doing amazing things for sure. And his home does look peaceful. It is so beautiful. He is in loving hands until he can be in yours.


  5. When something makes me so emotional I know it's a God thing! This journey for you has God written all over it!! How close you must feel to Him and the "Peace you have of His "Will" for you!! :o)

  6. Isn't it just TOO cool when God really speaks to us lets us know He IS in charge:) I am loving following this journey of yours!! This little boy will rock your world, boys sure love their mamas and mamas hearts just melt for their little boys:) Hank always tells me that sometimes I'm not very rational when dealing with my boys:), that's why God gave them daddys!!

  7. Yes, you can find peace knowing he is being loved on while he waits for his mama! And, what a blessing to have all those pictures of him - treasures for sure! So happy and excited for you ALL!

  8. "Peace". Oh how I love that promise from Him!!! No doubt God's hands are all over this journey!! I know you are holdng and pondering all these treasures in your heart....just a Mary did!!

  9. A friend of mine, Jen, who follows your blog gave me your link. We are so happy your son who lives at PHF has found his forever family, and we are so happy you have found your forever son!

    Jen let me know about your blog because you and have something very special in common. Our middle son, Philip, adopted from China in June 2008 also lived at Shepherd's Field! What an amazing place. The love and care Philip received there has forever touched our hearts.

    Since bringing Philip home, we have become friends with Tim and Pam Baker over the last three years and continue to fall in love with PHF and Shepherd's Field Children's Village.

    If you need any information about this beautiful village where your son lives or would just like to chat with a fellow PHF parent, just e-mail me at

    Our family website is

    I would love to talk to you about a place that is very dear to my heart and our family's heart.

    janet, kevin, ted, philip, elijah, and waiting for sophia lin

  10. It really does look "peaceful and beautiful." Does William still live here?


  11. I loved the pictures! It looks SO beautiful there and clean! He's definitely in a wonderful place until his forever family comes to get him! I'm so thankful! And I love your new bracelet!