Love without Borders – Family is Forever

I had the pleasure of helping the Borders welcome home their two newest additions on Tuesday evening.  Stuart and Jenny went from a family of four to a family of six.  I enjoyed getting to see K&S unite with E&J and I can’t wait to see how they develop into a family.  There is something special about getting to see years of prayers, fundraisers, paperwork, and waiting become a reality.   This family truly has no boundaries or borders on their love for others and they have given these two precious kiddos from the Congo a forever home.

 

Here are some pictures from that special night.

 

 

 

 

I hope that one day I can be as dedicated and committed to the gospel as Stuart and Jenny are!

30 Day Challenge – Thanksgiving

I am so excited about this post!  Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and one of the most cherished times that I spend with my family.  Today I am going to tell you about the traditional Thanksgiving menu for my family. Yum yum!  Just thinking about it makes me super excited for what is to come in just a couple weeks!

 

Turkey

Dressing Balls – regular & oyster

Aunt Jackie’s Rolls

Flat Bread Sticks

Gravy

Mashed Potatoes

Grandma Betty’s Dumplins

Aunt Betty’s Green Beans

Uncle Paul’s Candy Apple Salad

My mom’s Seven Layer Salad

Shirley’s Cranberry Salad

Cousin Carolyn’s Pimento Cheese

Lots of random appetizer foods

Aunt Rochelle’s Pumpkin Pie

Cheesecake

Rice Krispie Treats

lots of other desserts

 

These are the items that we always have and we usually have a lot of other food also. We typically feed more than 50 people at Thanksgiving and it it always a ton of fun!!

30 Day Blog Challenge – Learning

What have I been learning this week?

The Lord has been teaching me several things this week.  The first is that I need to have friends in my life who are willing to ask the hard questions and who I feel like I can talk to about anything and everything.  I need to rely on these people and not feel like I have to keep everything to myself or do everything myself.  He has also been teaching me the value of how to let others in, this is a hard one, because I don’t like to trust people, even though I know I should.

The importance of family is another thing the Lord has been teaching me.  I don’t know what I would do without my family.  At times the frustrate me and I get upset with them, but I love them and I think I need to show them that more.  I have taken advantage of the fact that I have a mom and dad who are still together and who love me and support me even when I do things that they don’t understand.

The Lord has also been teaching me, the importance of knowing him.  Not just in one way, as Lord, but in many ways, as creator, lord, all knowing … The list could go on and on.

 

I could probably list more about things that the Lord is teaching me, but I will leave it at the importance of friends, family, and knowing His name.