Showing posts from November, 2011

Let us not forget the children who are all alone this Christmas

This is such a great song for the season!

True Thankfulness

Today I am most thankful for the transformation that has occurred in my precious 4-year-old...whose eyes were empty and full of sorrow on Gotcha Day... ...but are now happy, joyful, smiling eyes; and for the God who made that happen. I could not be more thankful.

How Could You NOT??

I ask you to read this woman's blog post and watch the video. Then I challenge you to give one good reason why you CAN'T adopt an orphan.


I remember reading in Our Daily Bread on Gemma's Gotcha Day how the whole earth--all of creation--is God's embroidery for us--also His creation--to enjoy. I remember thinking about embroidery on that Gotcha Day--which seems So.Long.Ago. On that day, God was "knitting" our family together by adding 1 more to it. Since then, and every day from here until He returns, he will continue to "knit" us together as a family and to "knit" us together with other believers as part of His family. Part of this "knitting together" took place on Sunday, November 6, 2011--Orphan Sunday. On that day, we celebrated the fact that there was ONE LESS ORPHAN in the world. We dedicated Gemma to Jesus on that day, and by so doing, we entrust Gemma to Him. We believe that he will "knit" her into our family as well as into His family. We trust that He will "bridge the gap" for her as she grows, matures, and may have questions about

Busy October

Half of our family--Simon and Gracie--have birthdays in October. Add to that pumpkin carving and trick-or-treating, and October is a BUSY month for the Millers. Simon turned the big 4-0 this year. I gotta say...he's still got it!!! ♥♥ Gracie turned 8...I still have a hard time wrapping my mind around that one. Anyway, she got to have 2 parties this with her friends, and another with family. She enjoyed herself! The girls also had fun trick-or-treating with their cousin, Owen, this year. Gracie dressed up as a fairy and Gemma as a cat. Owen was Thomas the train. It was fun! Gemma wasn't quite sure what was going on at first, and by the end of the night she was so tuckered that we had to carry her to the last few houses, but as soon as she saw the candy going into her pumpkin bucket, she was on board!

Walk a mile in her shoes.

It's been a while since I've posted a blog entry here. It is still an understatement for me to write that the last 2 months have been an intense blur of emotions, activities, successes, challenges, adjustments, struggles, triumphs, frustrations, and much more. However, the last few days, I've been reflecting on our family and how things have changed for all of us. It would be easy for me to focus on how our changes have impacted me, Amy, and Gracie, but I really want to focus on another perspective for this post. The last couple of days, we have had a few "bumps in the road" with Gemma Lu, mostly at preschool, but around the house occasionally too. Now before you respond or react, please know that we are doing OK and we are thankful and feeling incredibly blessed with all that is happening in our family. Our two little blessings are incredible but our 2 month old journey as a forever family of 4 has not been without some challenges. As we pray and work through