He who goes out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy,
carrying sheaves with him. Psalm 126:6

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Lucky 13

I have given myself a blogger award - the award for worst blogger of the year since I haven't actually blogged since last December!  I'm so sorry to have been so inconsistent and promise to try and do better.

First an update on Anna.  She has flourished since her surgery in November.  She continues to grow and now weighs about twice what she did when she arrived in the US last April.  She actually looks like five year old now.  She graduated from kindergarten a couple of weeks ago and received an award for "most cheerful!"  It is so true.  She is just the happiest little thing all the time. 

So now on to our news.  We are adopting again!  Two beautiful girls from the same country as Anna.  One first new daughter is four.  We will call her "S" until we can announce her name (after court).  Our second daughter is eight.  She will be "G" for now. 
Here is the beautiful "S".
And the stunning "G."

We are beyond excited that our family of 11 will soon be a family of 13.  What the world calls unlucky God deems blessed!
We have completed our paperwork except for our government approval and expect that any day.  Then one of us will travel on our first trip to meet the girls.  We can't wait!
I promise to do a better job of keeping everyone up to date on our progress.  We would sure appreciate your prayers as we wait to get our girls.



  1. Good to know all is still well and what exciting news too!

  2. I've enjoyed reading about your family life. May God bless your loving work for his little ones.

  3. What beautiful little faces, Lydia! You are so tremendously blessed!

  4. This is so exciting! I hope you are all doing well!