Sunday, October 5, 2008

Day at Amani Baby Cottage :)

Scott spent the day on a 4 wheeler deep in the jungle and I spent the day with Bennett at Amani Baby Cottage. It once again had to be one of the best days of my life. The children at Amani have the Spirit of God all over them as well as the mama's who care for these children.

I think the only thing that could have made it more perfect would to of had Colton, Haley and Hannah there with me. We sang songs, played ball, tag and raced each other all over the place.

We ate a bag of sweeties (suckers). That's why we had to play so much.....didn't want the mama's coming after me once they were all hyped up on sugar :).

I learned the names of most of the toddlers there and was quickly reminded when I forgot one......Frances is doing great and is full of energy. He taught me how to drop kick a ball and how to play catch with a soccer ball. He beat me almost every time in the race and while playing tag I always became"it" if he came remotely close to me :]........George stole my heart he sat in my lap and wanted the rest of the world to pass us bye. He would lay his head on my shoulder and play with the back of my hair.........Daniel I would say has to be about 19 months old I carried him during all of our tag and ball play. He would just laugh out load and throw up his arms when I kicked the ball.......Sophia must have the most beautiful eyes I have ever seen on any child, she has a meekness that draws you to her. Then there was Christina, Brian, Matis, Elliott, Hannah, Nicole, Stephen, Bobby and Lucy.........I could go on forever and ever about the wonders of these children who deserve to have a mommy and a daddy. I gave only a few hours of my time and they gave me a lifetime worth of memories. Please keep them all in your prayers not just for a day but everyday. Christ commands us to care for the orphans and widows, if all you have to offer is a prayer then do it and do it faithfully. If you have time to serve in other ways that is great also, just remember He said if you have done it to the least of these you have done it unto me. So go and do IT. I promise it will change your life.

Scott served as well while riding yesterday he was touched and changed by the children he met. It doesn't take a lot so seek out the needy and do something today.

Bennett is doing much better Praise God.....he is eating more and resting better.

Monica will be joining us tomorrow since she has to go to court with us on Wednesday. I am so excited to have the opportunity to spend several days with her. Scott and I will take Monica to dinner tomorrow night and hopefully get to know her better . I made an album with pictures of her and Bennett from our last visit I can't wait to give them to her.

We love and miss you all. Court Wednesday morning so keep praying for a favorable ruling.




Shauna said...

Love your blog, story, pics! I am praying for you and your beautiful family through this time.
I would love to chat with you via email if that would be possible. My name is Shauna -
Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful day you had. So much love you received from the children. Just bring them all home!!! What a blessing you are to them and they to you. Can't wait to hear all about your day. The bandage on Bennett's hand (from the port?) makes me want to cry. Can't wait to hold him...and you know my feelings for Francis. Call when you can.
Love you SherryBaby,

Anonymous said...

mommmyyyy bridgett and mehh wants to know what that lil "fat" boys name is he is adorible!!! :)

We miss you and tell us his name.. oh can i call yall??

i have the card but i dont no when i am suppost to call yall :) oh jk bridgett knows!!

I call u in a sec
she is about to paint bennsss room! :)

and i am sick... dont worry though well so is bub and nina but hehe dont worry

I am in awe of the splender and beauty of our mAGNEFICENT LORD!!! HE SAYS IN HIS WORD I STAND AT THE DOOR AND KNOCK, WILL ANYONE LET ME IN. I KNOW IT IS HARD TO BE AWAY FROM YOUR CHILDREN, FRIENDS, AND FAMILY, BUT THE CALL FROM THE GREAT JEHOVAH IS SOMETIMES NOT EASY. I AM SPEAKING ABOUT THE RAT!!! I CAN HANDLE A DIFFERENT COUNTRY, FOOD, AND CULTURE, BUT COME ON A RAT, WOULD BE ENOUGH TO SEND ME IN THE NIGHT WATCHMANS LITTLE ROOM SO HE COULD GUARD ME FROM THE ENEMY...LOL I MISS YOU SO MUCH AND SPOKE WITH MOM TODAY TO GET MY FLIGHT AND INFO WILL EMAIL AGAIN TO LET YOU KNOW MY SCHEDULE... GOD HAS BEEN DOING AMAZING THINGS IN MINE AND DAN'S LIFE. he is so faithful... started painting little Bennett's room it a perfect color for room... i can't wait to hold him and all the other beautiful children. What is my beauties name. He looks great in yellow as well as blue, well heck he probably looks good in all colors. Frances looked excited to see you, what size of slippers do i need to bring him, and is there anything else I need to bring.. The Lord works in great and marvelous ways, I can't wait to see what He's up to next

In His Name
Bridge, Bridg

Matt said...

Hey sis...wish I could be there with you. What an amazing makes me cry. If you only knew how much my heart yearns to be there holding those children with you and playing kickball--- I know God has Africa in my future. I know that Matt and I are called there at some point in the future. Stand on the word and most importantly STAND ON THE ROCK...for He is faithful and will never leave you nor forsake you. I long to be there with you ....taking snap shots with my camera. Give Frances my love and kisses for Bennett.

I love you. Bre