Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Psalms 126 : 3

Psalms 126 : 3

"The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy."

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Greg as a Youth Minister

I am a Youth Minister at Community Baptist Church in Maylene, Alabama. That is me (Greg) on the back row wearing the Alabama shirt (Roll Tide!!!!). We just finished playing broomball. That's where you play hockey in tennis shoes on ice and everyone has a broom and you use a ball instead of a puck. It was awesome!!!! I love working with youth. I am a 5th grade teacher at Thompson Intermediate School. God has really blessed me by giving me the opportunity to work with kids on a daily basis. I love to have a good time and teaching kids about God. It is the most important thing that they will ever learn in their life. I pray that every kid that I come in contact with, that I will have a positive influence on them and that they will always know that I love them, no matter what.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Where in the world is Hannah Grace?

I thought it would be nice for everyone to see where Hannah Grace lives. She lives in Guiyang (pronounced "Gway-yahng"). It is located in the Guizhou (pronounced "Gway-joe") Province.

It is very unique. There are many minority cultures in Guizhou. The people of this area are fond of music, singing, and dancing. They are well known for their beautiful fabrics, batiks, and embroidery.

I must also mention that Guiyang has a Wal-Mart. Anyone who knows me is aware that this is a VERY BIG deal! :)

Monday, October 23, 2006

1 Corinthians 2 : 9 - 10
"However, as it is written:
'No eye has seen,
no ear has heard,
no mind has conceived
what God has prepared for those who love Him'
-but God has revealed it to us by His Spirit.
The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God."

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Ladybug Quilt

This is Hannah Grace's lady bug quilt. It was made by her precious NaNa! I have to show it off, because it is too, too pretty to keep to ourselves! I hope everyone can see that the ladybugs are smiling! They appear to have so much personality!!!!:)

The Origin of Our Blog's Title

It was rather hard to come up with a title. Greg was asleep, so I was on my own to brainstorm. I tried to find something that represented our family and this amazing journey.
Last year, Greg wrote a beautiful poem for Hannah Grace. It still makes me cry everytime I read it! I thought the title of the poem would be perfect! (I am so blessed to have such a wonderful husband!)

Chinese Treasures

It all began on one wonderful summer day,
When your Mommy and I began to pray.
We prayed that God's Will would be done,
And that He would bless us with a little one.
Then God told us we would get a baby girl,
A precious one from the other side of the world.
I think about you and pray for you every single day,
Even though you are so far away.
No matter how far you are, you are still close to my heart,
And it won't be long until we are no longer apart.
When that time comes, what a day that will be,
I will be so excited, my Hannah Grace I shall see.
You will be loved so much by me, no one could ever measure,
My precious Daddy's girl, my little Chinese Treasure.
Love, Daddy

Saturday, October 21, 2006

First Blog:)

This is our very first blog and we are so excited!!!!!!!
We are adopting our daughter, Hannah Grace, from China. We hope that this will keep our friends and family up to date on our adventure!
Please keep us in your prayers!