"I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me - the task of testifying to the gospel of God's grace." Acts 20:24

To Tell of His Grace

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Kaylee Grace is 6!!!!

Happy Birthday, sweet girl!!!

Kaylee, you astound us everyday & remind us what a BIG God we serve! He can do WAY more than we could ever ask or imagine & I'm so thankful that He has allowed us the privilege of being your Forever Family!!! It's been a little over 3 years since you came home & our lives will never be the same. We fought hard for love & trust......and by Jesus' Grace we overcame! It is a joy to watch you grow in the Lord :)))
Mommy face timed you to give you your 6 birthday kisses & it made you sad :( Kay, you're the bravest girl I know!!! Keep being brave ~ I'll be there in a few days! I love you and thank you for sacrificing for your little brother & sister!!

You have grown up so much even in these last few months since Kaleb & Khloe joined our family. You are an amazing big sister and a sweet, joyful daughter. Your giggles get us all laughing! You are so smart and super ready to start kindergarten this school year :). You are starting to eat on your own a little bit ~ I think this will be the year you conquer this!  (you've had to work so hard over the years to overcome and we are so proud of you trusting us enough to push you & help you learn to eat on your own- I know you can do it!!!) You are THE MOST determined person I've ever met ;). Once you set your mind to something it WILL get done - no doubt about it!! Whether it's surviving these last few weeks without mom, learning your letters and sounds, being brave and calm and still for us to glue your head back together ~ you name it....once you decide we can consider it done ;). Your joy is contagious, your eyes smile with your whole body, Jesus' joy is your strength!!! You are so mature for your age, sometimes we feel like we have another teenager in the house ;). You are wise beyond your years....you want to follow Jesus with everything that's in you and we can't wait to celebrate another year with our sweet girl :))). We love you!!

Friday, July 8, 2016

Happy Birthday, Kolson!!!!

Kols ~ I'm so thankful you made it back to the US for your 12th birthday!!! Sad I missed your "best birthday celebration ever other than the celebration you'll have when you get to Heaven with Jesus" (as you said about this birthday since you got to celebrate it in the US), but I'm grateful you had a blast!!! 
You are described by your family as "thoughtful, helpful, compassionate, fun, creative, curious, and has a servant heart like Jesus". Your joy brings us joy! Your smile is contagious & I'm so thankful Jesus let me be your momma!! 
May Jesus fill you with His amazing love everyday & may His Ways take root deep in your heart as you follow after Him! You are strong in Him & I love seeing your faith grow daily!!! 
We love you, bud!!! Happy Birthday!!!