Tuesday, December 23, 2008
C is for the Child born that night to be our light. (John 8:12)
H is for holy is His name. (Rev.4:8)
R is for rejoice with gladness & joy. (Luke 1:14)
I is for Immanuel, God with us. (Is.7:14,) John 1:14)
S is for the star that led the Wise men to Him. (Matt.2:2)
T is for the truth & grace that was sent our way. (John 1:14)
M is for Mother Mary laying Him in swaddling clothes in the manger. (Luke 2:7)
A is for angels singing songs of joy. (Luke 2:14)
S is for salvation.
- Johnnie DesRochers.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Christmas is all about the family and the birth of our Savior, may I be a light for the very reason. In this time of sorrow, may this family be reminded that the Lord never leave us and is the comfort, and peace needed through this time of loss. We love you Krause family very much and thank you for being an example to this family in so many ways.
Friday, December 12, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
"Look mom we did it!"
The finished project
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
The Christmas tree points upward toward heaven, and represents the Cross (made of a tree).
The Evergreens are the most universal feature of Christmas, They are ever green, ever alive, even in the midst of winter. They symbolize the unchanging nature of God.
Poinsettia, called the flower of the night, with many points has also been called the Star of Bethlehem.
This year, the Youth did the entire service, and they did wonderful. I think secretly they like doing it, but they would never say that out loud...... :)
My prayer is this:
My two beautiful daughters. I am so proud of you both!
Me and Erica
Erica, your the coolest! I SO enjoy the time we get to be with each other.!
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Oh my so much has happen since my last post. I must start with PRAISE TO MY LORD...... He is a God that answers prayers. Last week, my brother was diagnosed with a certain cancer. Let me share the miracle that happen with in hours.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Much Love to All
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
As some may know, I was having my own pitty party within my heart the last past few days. Was trying to keep it within my heart, for I knew it is was selfish and should not be acted on. The Hamm's and Johnson's were having part of their home study done yesterday, and because of certain hold ups we were not being able to do this. I hope that Connie and Tina can say that I was happy for them for I tried my best to show that to them because I was happy for them just dissappointed for us that we were not in that part of the process.
Now for awesome updates......
David was able to talk to the nurse we have been working with, and much to our surprise (Gods timing) she had results for him. She told him some information about the test we have been waiting on and all in all it is very good news. He may have to take medications for about 2 months, but this would be the extent of the treatment. I have talked to our adoption agency and I am waiting to hear if we can continue to move on in spite of the results. Please pray that this is our future. Also much to our surprise (again God's timing) we were able to have our 1st home visit toward our home study. We did not expect it but yesterday afternoon, Dillon contacted us and asked if she could meet with us briefly, and despite basketball games and the fact that we had alreday left for those games, we had our first visit. It was short, but I have met her and her me, and she has seen the house. God is so good, and we MUST rest in his timing, for He knows the best timing for the Muellers and we must trust in that. I praise Him for He knew my sturggles yesterday and even though I thought I was being very selfish He honored us with a visit from Dillon and know we will wait on His timing for the exact moment when Karla will call back.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Kaylee and Pastor Brian
"Johns Revelation" & two special guest
As a proud mom, I must brag on my children for a bit....... Last Thursday our school had a Charity Concert to supply needs to our community and entertain the audience. Kaylee performed "Grace" by Laura Story and was accompanied by Brian (our pastor). She did a wonderful job and I must add that Brian is a wonderful and amazing piano player. Kaylee voice matched this song so beautiful and she sang it beautiful. Ashley and John's Revelation (which is she part of) the band from our Youth Group performed "Get Down" by Audio Adrenaline. She did a great job, it is a very fast song and she did not miss a beat, and sang it beautiful as well. The band sounded wonderful, I am so proud of all them, the time and effort they have put into the band. Ashley also had some very special dancers to do the motions for the song..... Great job girls. So many of our church family and youth group was singing and dancing for our enjoyment. It is such a blessing for all of them to Honor God, in the ways they did. Way to Go to all of you!
The Band perfroming "Get Down"
Kaylee performing "Grace"
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Let the waiting begin..... I have always thought that I would understand the waiting period with in the process of adoption. Yet I feel that we are suppose to be waiting, but it is hard to see the other families around us who are adopting moving through the process at a slow but steady pace. We on the other hand are at a complete stand still except of some reading (which I was never a fan of to begin with). We are waiting on test results to be returned to Enid. Everything else is ready to go. We have not had a interview with our agency, for reasons of the test results. I feel like we are getting no where, and yet I feel we are exactly where we are suppose to be. I really want to be in God's timing and do that I have to except what He puts in front of me. I do know that waiting could bring wonderful things..... like my girls being able to go to China with us when we travel, of course I know waiting means that we are not in the place of time to receive our daughter who God has given to us. I know that I must be patient with Him for He knows best and the plans He has made for me. This means I must trust and have faith in Him. This is something I am getting stronger and stronger in, and know that it will be ongoing even after the adoption. I believe we are always building our trust and faith in our Lord each and every day.
Another test of patience....
I have tried to be very patient with issue of my dining room table in my kitchen. It has fallen apart little be little of the past few months. We were down to two chairs, that really could break at any moment, and the fact that it is at least 12 years old was not a strike for it. Well yesterday much to my excitement, we were faced with more waiting. We purchased a table at Wal Mart and to my patience was added two bar stools that matched. Came home to assemble and when we pulled out the tabletop we was faced with a extremely warped top. Now we are waiting for Wal Mart to get back in stock the table. The good news is they told me we did not have to disassemble the table we could just bring in the top. Hopefully it will be in tomorrow, but if not I am up to the waiting...... :)
And more waiting.
Kaeleb and Kayden apparently could not wait for nap time today...... Lunch just was not as important!
Friday, November 7, 2008
"Jason Yeager and Me"
Rita and I on the trolley at the Brason Landing
Well God is good, it was very much enjoyed by both of us and we hope we can do it some time soon. We very much felt that God was with us the whole time and brought us home safe and sound. We must not end this blog with out giving a BIG thank you to my mom for letting us use her condo..... Mom, thank you and I love you!
"Where two or three gather together
because they are mine,
I am there among them"
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Anyways let me share with you the main reason we went to Branson. NOAH....... The Sight and Sound Theater presented Noah the Musical. This would be our second time in 4 months to go. It is a wonderful show and worth going twice, in fact I would go again if asked. ( I would love to take my church and have already asked my mom when we could go and share it with her) Noah the musical of course is about the story of Noah and his family, with some non biblical story lines added but still capture the time and how the people were acting. The acting is superb, and the props are unbelievable, very real looking, and the theater is gorgeous...... But the story and the truths are taken right from Genesis, and they capture your heart from the beginning. I highly recommend Noah to all, if there is any way you can get to Branson to see this incredible show....... GO, don't wait any longer. This is the first and most important from our Branson trip, but I do have one more to share!!!
The second thing that was really cool....... For all those who watch "American Idol", we were served by Jason Yeager at the Hard Luck Diner in Branson. Very Cool.... We were able to ask questions and chat about whatever, because we were his only table for awhile. He teased us, as a good waiter would, and served us as a good waiter would. He was very confused, thinking that Mikala and I are related, but I took it as a complement, she may not have..... lol We took pictures and he signed our CD, and we also found out that he has family living in Garber OK, and visits from time to time. We are big fans of Hard Luck Diner, the waiters, and waitress sing and serve. The talent is great and the food is just as good. We had fun and enjoyed ourselves at the restaurant, and I always look forward to going back.
Jason Yeager singing at Hard Luck Diner
Ashley, Mikala, Jason, Me, Austin, Chezni, and Kaylee
Monday, October 27, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
My Mom and I at the concert
Look closely that is the stage behind us...... :)
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
What a wonderful day, reminder to all:
Monday, October 13, 2008
Ok I know that we had a very busy weekend, but little did I know that the Johnson kids would be affected so hard by all the running around. Wow you know they were really tired, if they feel asleep during lunch..........
They were transferred to my room and slept until we had to leave for Dr. appt. We established our family at a new Dr and I am very excited about it. We were so sick of waiting around for 3 hours to see our Dr. for about 5 minutes. Another plus is that the nurse is an adoptive parent also, so we already have a connection with her. We also had our first TB test. I know that I am a wimp but I was surprised on how much that little needle hurt. I wrote my autobiography today and who would have thought that it would be so hard to write your story down. It took all morning and most of the afternoon. Our agency sure does ask a lot of questions about my past. Questions I had never ever thought of before. Go figure!!!!!
Now that's really tired............