Sunday, December 01, 2013
"Good job, Felicia!"
"Don't say 'good job', say 'great job!'"
Walking down the hall tonight, I heard Felicia talking to Rosemary:
"Mommy, I love you, and I love daddy!"
I stuck my head in the room and said, "Oh, Felicia, I love you too!"
She walked towards me, I assumed to give me a hug, but pushing past me, she said "Get out of my way - I have a movie to watch!"
Yesterday on a family outing:
"Felicia you are very cute!"
"Of course. That's because I'm a child."
Saturday, November 30, 2013
This Thanksgiving we got together with family and some friends from church, but this Thanksgiving marks an interesting anniversary. 5 years ago, we celebrated Thanksgiving with our friends Ryan and Anita and Shane and Marianna - but there one was extra person there that Thanksgiving who has been with us ever since.
This Thanksgiving marked 5 years of Balázs coming to live with us.
It was in December of 2008 that we were given guardianship, and in December of 2011 that our adoption was finalized in Hungary.
Yesterday, to celebrate 5 years of Balázs in our family, we went up to Estes Park - saw some deer and elk and ate some ice cream.
We're glad you're with us, Balázs!
Friday, November 29, 2013
Thursday, November 28, 2013
This is a video we made for our friends and supporters over at Calvary Vista. They showed it as part of their Thanksgiving Eve service.
It was pretty cold outside when we made it - I thought I wouldn't need a jacket. I was shivering!
Calvary Vista supported us while we were in Hungary and they have continued to love us and support us since we've come to Colorado. We are thankful for them!
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! What are you thankful for this year? How have you experienced God's grace and provision?
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
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Friday, October 25, 2013
Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Balázs got his green card last week!
It has been a long road... We began the adoption process in June 2011, which means that we have been jumping through legal hoops for 2 years and 5 months. But now we're done!
There were times along the way when it looked like it would be impossible for Balázs to stay with us here in US; like every door closed in front of us. God blessed us with some good lawyers and the means to pay them, and with favor in the eyes of officials who made the final decisions. We are also glad that the laws existed to support people in our situation.
Balázs got a green card for 10 years, after which he will be eligible for citizenship. Now he can work, get a driver's license and go to state college if he wants. God is good and we are glad.