Monday, February 25, 2013

weekend activities

Sometimes it's nice to stay home -
hang out with friends - 
and be creative.

recycled glass jars from jelly and pickles and whatever.....

a little paint

and the possibilities are endless.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Mike's birthday

another plus for living on a tropical island....

No matter what time of the year your birthday is -

You can have a beach day!

Happy 43rd Birthday Mike!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

my second half marathon....

Coming off an injury to my right calf,

I wasn't sure I could finish this race -

My time wasn't record breaking by any means -

but I did finish.

And I am proud of that!

As usual, my running buddies "THE SOLE SISTERS" pulled me through.

The HAFA marathon.

After party at Sumay Bar and Grill
AMAZING hamburgers

AND .... Ms. Heidi Larson 
if you want to host a party there.

This is our second big event there and she is awesome!

(so are the burgers....)

I recommend the PIKA burger (medium) 

Also, saying good-bye to a SOLE SISTER -
I will miss you out there Kira on the roads -
but the memories last a life-time!

I would NOT have made it through this race without her.


Sunday, February 10, 2013

foster care update

It's been quite a while since I did a foster care update.

You can read the last one by clicking ----  here.


If you are new the blog - you can read about our foster care start ----  here.

the waiting process ---- click here.

our first placement ---  here.

our sweet baby angel ---- here.

and a FULL HOUSE ---- here. 

We have been foster parents on Guam since April 2011.

We are leaving Guam at the end of May 2013.

Two years as foster parents and a big change on our hearts and our lives.

I had this crazy (unspoken) idea that I was ready for this.

That my own kids were half grown and that I could "babysit" full time for a while,
and then say good-bye to children in our home.

I don't think I am wired that way,
and I don't think that's really what God meant when he said in James 1....

27 Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: 
to look after orphans and widows in their distress

So much has changed about the way I think over the last 24 months.
I have read a lot of books.

Tossed ideas around with others


Processed more
Changed my way of thinking
and prayed some more about how I need to change my way of thinking....

I have founded a non-profit organization to help foster kids.
(It's called Project 127 Guam)

The idea came from Colorado.
They have a Project 127 Non-profit organization with over 40 churches working together to get foster children into Godly homes.  You can learn more by clicking here.

My ultimate goal is the same,
that no child on Guam would be waiting for a home.

I want to show that many churches can work together.
That Christian parents will answer God's call to care for the least of these.
that they will step up;
become licensed as foster parents;
or come along side those that are and support them in big ways.

I read a quote that said,
"There are no unwanted children, 
only unfound families"

Will you pray with me?