Monday, January 2, 2012

Best of 2011

2011 has been a landmark year.
A huge, huge, HUGE year.

My kids, you have each grown at least 2 inches.
You consume massive amounts of food collectively.
You've been healthy for another year,
learned the US States & Capitals, 
 Ugandan facts, 
and how to make room in your hearts.

Luke, you became a Soccer Star.

Graham, you became a Reader.

Ethan, you became a Big Brother.

Rissa, you became Ours.

Andrew, you have become Even Braver -
You are a man to be followed.

...And me 
I have learned how to Hope

How to dream bigger.
How to wait better.
How to just keep walking.

I have witnessed wonders.

Since January 1, 2010 
these little lives  has had over 
19,288 visitors.

The most-read post was by far:

with 322 page-views

followed by #2: 

with 233 page-views.

NEITHER of these were about our family's personal adoption
of our daughter.



Whaddya know.

People all over the world have read these thoughts
and watched these little lives, apparently.

I squeeze my eyes shut
and breathe a prayer of awe.

I feel overwhelmed.

And I can only reply:

"I want you to know...that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel" ~ Philippians 1:12


  1. What an amazing, glorious year indeed! Blessings to you and yours for 2012!

  2. Happy to have this year include your sweet family. (((hugs)))
    I cannot wait to see what your future holds!

  3. Funny...I learned how to hope in the "God of Hope" in 2011 also. ;)