Monday, July 26, 2010

the greatest gift ever

A year ago today we received the most precious gift anyone could every give or receive. Words could never express or explain the emotions or blessings that we have received over the past year. GOD is Amazing

Originally posted July 27, 2009

We saw Riley Grace's birth mom Alyss this afternoon. She had a gift for Sheri and I; buttons that said Proud Dad and Proud Mom. She was on her way to meet with the agency to sign final papers. Alyss is an exceptional young lady and we are so fortunate to have her in our life.

We love you Alyss.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

What Riley has taught me...Trust and Dependance

Tonight as I rocked our baby girl to sleep I was in awe of her dependence on Dave and I. She puts her total trust in us. That we will comfort her, feed her, keep her safe and warm. Then it hits is GODS perfect image of how we should trust and depend on him completely.

Matthew 18
The Greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven 1At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, "Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?"

2He called a little child and had him stand among them. 3And he said: "I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. 4Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

As with most things of this nature, for me anyways...SIMPLE but yet so difficult! It requires humility, commitment and constant vigilance. If we trust in the only One who is worthy of our dependence, will we find that our God is bigger than we ever imagined?

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

A Year in a life of Riley Grace

Yep! It has already been a year since our little precious angel (angels) entered our lives. Riley's birth mom delivered Riley on July 13, 2009 at about 4:57pm. She was 10 weeks early and only weighed 3lbs 4oz.

Today, a year later she is a healthy, happy, persistent and might I add, adorable little girl.

A look back at the past year...