Posting at SHINE

After almost 3 years of posting to this blog I've decided I am going to simplify my life and put all posts (for all my children!) on my "photography blog": SHINE!
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Saturday, January 12, 2008

Tia's things . . . .

I finally organized Tia's room - it was sort of a dumping ground for all the extra toys and the things we were accumulating for our little Princess. It is not decorated yet, but having it clean and organized definitely gets me excited to make it the pretty room I want it to be before Tia comes home. Here are a few of Tia's things. We bought the doll almost as soon as we made our decision to adopt from China. We named her "Hope". (the Panda we bought in Tasmania and named her "Tassie")

A couple of weeks ago Isabella and I were going through some of her stuffed animals and we found this little prayer bunny with Hope stitched on the foot. It was one of those "moments" . . . . I bought two of these bunnies in 2003 and one of them went to Romania in an Easter care package to Casiana. I had forgotten all about it until we found Isabella's matching bunny. It has been exactly 5 years since we were matched with Casiana and soon we will be bringing home Kristiana Hope. Isn't it funny that we bought Casi this bunny all those years ago, and now we are on a "Journey to Hope"? 5 years makes for a very long lesson, . . . .Our hope is in you Lord.

1 comment:

Somewhere In The Sun said...

It's bittersweet isn't it? I do love those little signs from God though that reassure us that He is still in control.

Even the fact that you and I are back in contact and adopting from China at the exact same time is amazing to me!


"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29:11