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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

What a day... full of memories

My girls are just so funny...every day it is something new with them all. Bella at the ripe age of 3 is such a hoot! She is coming up with something different everyday. She is such a little boss, and being the baby of the house she just trys her best to take over...the other 3 girls get so testy with her....i love watching them all play together and react to different things.


Lyndsey and Michael are the joy and I just love them to pieces. They are growing and changing every single day...They are in the adult stage of their life now, and making choices that will affect the rest of their lives....for this I sit back and watch and spend alot of time on my knees praying for them....they are both GREAT kiddos!

I just cant believe it but 4 yrs ago we were given a great and awesome gift........ Giovanna Grace!! We added her to our family on our 15th wedding anniversary at the American Embassy in Guatemala. My life has never been the same since. I am so in love with this little girl it is just unbelievable. Then getting her home and realizing that we didnt want her to grow up as basically an only child (Lyndsey and Michael were 14 by this point) we were ready to adopt again...another daughter just like her DOWN SYNDROME, heart conditions and all...so one yr and one week after bringing her home....in our arms were placed a perfect little daughter of Indian heritage and oh i cant descibe the feeling of overwhelming HAPPINESS! My God is so good...All the money, time invested and anything else we had to go through was ALL worth it!!!

Through much prayer and willingness to totally surrender our lives for our Lord, we were led to the country of Colombia South America....and there we brought home our Colombian beauties... Gabby and Lily. So in just 4 short yrs, we have been SO OVERLY BLESSED, BEYOND MEASURE, WITH NOW 6 AWESOME FUN PACKED, BELLY LAUGHING ANGELS!

What a happy Momma I am!

6 nice people had this to say:

Anonymous said...

Your family is beautiful! You are so blessed.

HK

Anonymous said...

Sounds like things couldn't be better. I wish that I could remember EVERY day not to take my children for granted!!! They are such a blessing--what fun it is watching them learn and grow!!

Michelle said...

Rita - You are just so neat! Your family is beautiful!

Dewey & Stacey said...

Your girls are darling!! What a blessed and amazing family you have.
Best Wishes
Stacey

AZmomto7 said...

What a wonderful testimony Rita, your adoption journey was what helped me carry on through our rocky one. Your children are lucky to have such a wonderful mommy!

Amy W said...

What a heartwarming post.:) You do have a great bunch of kids and all very cute too!
Amy