Tuesday, December 22, 2015



So we have been in MN for about 3 days and I feel like we have already fit in so much and done so much that it seems like we've been here a week!! 

Lovinsky is loving every minute of it and apparently he LOVES the cold!! He is sure to tell us that every time he steps outside! I can't say the same. ;) 

We have lots of "firsts" and "ah ha" moments and it just makes me smile! 

We have fit in more hockey games in the last couple days and he LOVES it! He even had a the opportunity to put on a pair of skates today! He learned it's not quite as easy as they make it look and he took a couple pretty good falls. 

On Sunday we went to church at Plymouth Covenant and during worship they played this song "King of My Heart" and it brought me to tears. 

The chorus is what got me and reminded me that HE is good!! He is soooo good!! Everything about this trip so far has reminded me that HE is good! 

I am still amazed that I am really am in MN with my favorite little man!! I mean really!?!?? 

It wasn't an easy road to get here, but HE is our ANCHOR in the waves and 
HE's NEVER going to let us down! 

If you need a reminder of who HE is listen to this song! 

Just a peek into what MN has brought..


GOD is sooooo GOOD!!!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Our growing family...

Understanding HIS purpose....Our growing family….

Sometimes I think about my life and where I am and never would have thought in a million years that I would be where I am today. In July of 2012 when I took that leap of faith and moved to Haiti I claimed the motto, “God doesn’t call the equipped, HE equips the called.” I still don’t think I am equipped to do what I am doing but God continues to work and provide! He is faithful!!

Who would have thought that I would be the momma of two beautiful and amazing Haitian kiddos. That alone fills my heart! I never knew how much I could love these little people in my life! They are the reason God called me here. They fill me up and give me life. They are why I continue everyday to fight for paperwork and justice.

A few weeks ago I got pretty sick and had to have some amazing friends take care of my kiddos; which I was so thankful for! My entire body hurt and I needed rest! By the 2nd day I was thankfully feeling much better. My kiddos were still gone and that’s when it hit me; they are the reason I am here. I felt so alone without them, like a piece of me was missing! I know right sounds like the crazy mom who is too attached to her children! ;) But it wasn’t like that I swear! It just made me realize that this is God’s plan for my life. This is where God has called me to be in this season of life. They are why God chose me to step out on this journey of faith.

It breaks my heart that the both of them even need me. It tears me apart knowing that for whatever reason (which I may never know about) their Haitian mommas couldn’t do it. This is such a broken world and no child should ever have to have a “new mom” but in all this brokenness I am thankful for redemption and God’s grace. By the grace of God these two kiddos now have a momma who loves them more than they will ever know. Who will go to the end of the earth to make sure that they are cared for and loved. I’m their mom and I might be the luckiest mom in the whole world to be given the opportunity to care for these beautiful children.

I don’t know why God chose me but I am thankful He did. I love my little family more than I could ever imagine and I am thankful that God continues to take care of us; in all the little and big ways!

We give thanks to God for granting Lovinsky his Visa so we can visit family and friends in MN this Christmas. Thankful that we were able to get all the paperwork completed for this! This has been years of frustration, paperwork, money, traveling the streets of Port au Prince to get it all done, but we finally did it and it has certainly given me a new sense of HOPE in all of this!

We are beyond thankful for the new blessing of little Lydia Marie in our lives. She is full of joy and happiness all the time! She fits her name well! Lydia was my Grandma’s name and she was a woman of faith and I will forever look up to her and be grateful for the example she was to me. A woman who loved God and never missed a Sunday at church! And after sweet Marie here in Haiti who is also a woman of faith and filled with more joy than anyone I know! Marie reminds me so much of my Grandma Lydia; both spunky woman filled with the joy of the Lord and above all an amazing faith. I pray that sweet little Lydia will follow in their footsteps.

Three people that I love dearly!! 

Lovinksy and I are beyond blessed! He is an amazing big brother who loves her and takes such good care of her! He loves reading to her, singing to her, telling her stories and even willingly feeds her and changes her diapers!


Thank you all for loving us! We love this journey God has us on and are so thankful in the ways that God continues lead us!

My sweet little kiddos and Lydia's first Christmas!! :) 
 These pictures are from the very first day we meet her....my birthday!! She had our hearts from the first time we saw her and held her in our arms!! 

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