Sunday, September 30, 2007

WHAT TO DO??????

Today, Wayne had to work so I went to church alone. We have been going to Faith Assembly for the past few weeks, but today I went back 'home' to our church in Charlottesville. The people there are our 'family' and it was so good to see them again. The only reason we have been going to Faith is because we thought maybe we should get into a church with a youth group for Madisyn. Please help us pray for direction from God.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Thank you Enoch & Licia

God has blessed us yet again with 'angels'. Enoch and Licia sent us $25 towards Madisyn's adoption. Thank you so much for all your help, we love you all!!

Monday, September 24, 2007

Meet some angels

A few weeks ago Wayne and I were discussing Christmas gifts for this year. As most of you know we are adopting Madisyn from Haiti. Finances has been very tough for us and we have been trusting God to provide. Seems like the more we pray the harder things get. Unexpected things come up and snatch away what we were saving. Well, after our granddaughter, Brit got an MP3 player for her birthday we thought Madisyn would love one as well. We went to Wal- Mart to put one in layaway and low and behold they said they have done away with layaways, can you imagine such a thing? That must be a sin. :) That was our only hope....we thought!

I was looking on freecycle one evening and guess what was offered? You got it, an MP3 player. There have been other things offered but seems like i am always too late. I went to the offer and asked if i could please have it if it wasn't taken. I explained that it was for Madisyn and we were adopting her from Haiti. I got an email stating that we could have it. Oh my goodness, i just couldn't believe it. The person that offered it told me that he and his wife were also adopting a second son from Japan. I pray that little guy gets home to them soon.

Well, I was going to go and pick it up, but the guy said that someone in his office lives in the same town I do, and he would ask him to drop it off at my house. This was just too much. Tonight, the co worker came by my house and gave me an envelope with the mp3 player in it. After he left I opened it up and it looks like new and to top it off....there was a $25 check in it with the memo saying, "bringing Madisyn home'. I feel that these people are angels that God sent to bless us and Madisyn. I went straight to my blog and added the $25 to our total. I thank God for all He has done and is doing.

Thank you Andy and Stephanie,

Sunday, September 23, 2007

We love you Kyle and Heather!!

This is my handsome nephew Kyle, and his beautiful wife, Heather. They came by to see us when they were in town over the weekend. They live in New Jersey. Kyle is my sister Kay's only child. Kay passed away in 1986. I miss her so much. She would be so proud of the man that Kyle is, and she would absolutely love Heather. We hope to see them in November for Thanksgiving.

Serious praying...........

Madisyn Mirlande Goen

Okay now, we need to get down to some serious praying...
We desperately need Madisyn to come home. We went into IBESR March 28 and we are still there. Now that is just not right. I don't exactly know how many steps there are but we have been in this particular one far too long. We would love for her to come home before the weather gets too cold, as she is just not used to even 'cool' weather.
Her room is ready, and we are soooooo eager to get her home. When we get 'the call' Wayne is going to fly to Haiti and bring her home. What a glorious day that will be!

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Homecoming Dance

Here is our beautiful granddaughter, Brit. She is 16, and tonight went to her homecoming dance with some friends from school. Lori took these pics of her before she left. We love you Brit!

Friday, September 21, 2007


This little angel is Katie, Aaron and Sharon's youngest daughter. Today she is 3 years old, although she is trying to convince everyone she is 4 :)
We love you, Katie, and Jesus loves you too!!!!

Thursday, September 13, 2007


Here are 2 pictures of Madisyn that I took while I was in Haiti. We can't hardly wait till she comes home.

Here is a picture of some of the kids in the village. They were at my door every day. I thank God for the time I got to spend with them.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Precious little Bryce

I just got home from a 2 week stay in Haiti. Oh how i missed my family and friends, and i am so glad i am home.

I went there to care for a little boy 19 months old. He only weighed 9 or 10 pounds and was starving to death. When i got there little Bryce was just like a fragil bag of bones, very tiny bones. I loved him and prayed for him and fed him constantly. Each day he got stronger and stronger. He started smiling and laughing and really trying to do things he couldn't do when i first got there. By the time i left he could crawl and even stand in the playpen by himself. He walked with us holding his hands too. He put on at least 5 pounds(the scales we had to use wasn't accurate at all, so we just had to guess). Here are some pictures of Bryce.