Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A heart warming surprise!

Thank you so much for your input on Luke's middle name! We have almost decided and are leaning towards Luke Lewis. We love both names but we are thinking Lewis will have more meaning. It is the last name of the foster family that has been caring for him in Ch*na!

When we think of the different pasts all are children from Ch*na have had- we are so grateful for where Luke is right now. We are praying that they will not send him back to the orphanage before we meet him in China. Actually even the thought of it is upsetting. He is not from a good orphanage but because of his health he was sent to a special needs foster care home run by an American family. What a blessing that was- Luke's life was forever changed. God is so good and we are so grateful to HIM! If you want to check out the foster home/ special needs orphanage look on my sidebar- it is Morning Star Project. They have some beautiful babes that need forever families!

Hubby and I have been going on a few dates lately! It has been wonderful. It refuels us and give us a chance to visit and relax a bit! 
Last Saturday night we came home to this! Our sheet were in the dryer, while we were gone Sarah decided to make our bed
Wow, we were so surprised! It was so thoughtful of her to do! What a treat!

Then she turned it down and

put mints on the pillows!
What a sweetheart!

Between the pillows were these notes form the three older girls- Sarah, Emma and Ellie!

It took my breath away! I had to take a photo of them!
I hope you can read them! The sitter said it was all their idea. I am sure she helped with the spelling.  Honestly it warmed my heart to read them!
If we ever questioned what we were doing- we would question no more!

We are so thankful for our little treasures!

It's hard to think of those that don't get to come home...
If you're thinking about adoption but are on the fence- We encourage to step out in faith, trust God that it will work out and bring home a treasure or two of your own!!


Lori said...

That is SOOOOOO SWEET!!! Oh my heart.

Oh and I just thought of something (maybe someone else already mentioned it) but giving Luke the middle name Lewis also honors B's adoptive parents! I LOVE that!!

Becky said...

I just love visiting your blog Jean. You inspire me.


"Are These Kids All Yours?" said...

WOW! I was crying....how very very very precious! Never doubt that!!!! BLESSINGS :)

David said...

That is the sweetest thing I have ever seen. Thank you for sharing with everyone. You girls are amazing!! - Michelle B.

Sally-Girl! said...

How precious is that!!!! I am so glad that you and hubby are getting a few chances to re-fuel. It is much needed and so good for the entire family.

And well ya already know what I think about the name!!!

Love ya much!!!

Pam said...

SO sweet!

Sarah said...

What precious sweethearts!

Anonymous said...

How precious is that !! Thank you for sharing with us, and for the pictures. You and hubby need alone time, that is so great. As always, love reading your blog, and your pictures of the kids are such a special treat !

living4him5 said...

Oh how precious!!!!

Sweet treasure they are to mama and daddy!!

Amy <><

Holly said...

how did I miss that before? I voted for William after Bill but duh, his last name is lewis! it's great! :)

Vicky said...

What a wonderful special surprise! Thanks for sharing!

Jennifer said...

Yeah for Lewis. It seems right for little Luke. What precious letters from your girls. Those are keepsakes that money cannot buy. Hope you slept well on those clean sheets.

Laura L. said...

That's just precious! So very sweet of the girls to do that. Good for you taking pictures. I think more and more often to do that. At our age, we'll need photos to help us remember, won't we?? LOL!!

Holly said...


Janet and Kevin said...

That is so, so sweet. What treasures you have!

janet and gang