Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas

A very special Merry Christmas to all my very dear friends! Here is a copy of our family's Christmas letter and the post below is a 3 min. review of our family's year:

Dear Family and Friends,

We pray that this letter finds you and your family happy, healthy, and overwhelmingly blessed. We would like to wish each of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

This has been a very exciting year for our family. On August 14, 2007 Stephanie, Jude, and Lovenie legally became our children. We continue to wait for them to receive their passports so that we can go to Haiti and bring them home to our family. Please continue your prayers for us as this will be such a big change for us all but we have been waiting anxiously for it for so long. We continue to have a long wait to bring home Jacques and Vilner as well so please continue your prayers for them also!

Some of the other exciting things to happen to our family this year is that Angela has been seizure free for 9 months now. Jim has excelled and already been promoted at his job and we are able to enjoy Southern CA for at least a couple more years now. Kyle, Johnny, and Luke are all healthy and doing great at school. We are so proud of the little young men they are becoming! In April Angela was able to take her first trip to Haiti to meet our 5 waiting children and the birth mother of 4 of them. It was an Easter unlike any other. She was able to return again with friends on a mission team in July and love on our children again as well as getting to play with and spend time with the kids at the New Life Link and Hope For the Children of Haiti orphanages where she fell in love with each child there. The year has gone by pretty fast with many visits with family and friends, more then a dozen trips to Disneyland , and so many other adventures.

Here is a link to a video of our family’s year in review. It begins with photos from January and ends in December and includes the update photos of our waiting children from each month:

We can’t thank you all enough for your love, support, encouragement, and friendships as our family grows and changes through challenges and exciting new blessings.

May God bless each of you more then ever in the year 2008!

With Love,
Jim, Angela, Jacques, Stephanie, Jude, Kyle, Johnny, Luke, Lovenie, and Vilner

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