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Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Bynum School



This post is not only a plug for Charlie and Levi's school, The Bynum School, but also a huge THANK YOU to numerous people who have loved on our boys over the past few months, donated so they could attend an AMAZING school, and been a part of the transformation of two little lives. The Bynum School, "Where every child succeeds," is a private non-profit school for students with special needs that serves the entire Permian Basin. Their programs include Preschool, Elementary, TEENS and Vocational. The environment is unique and the staff is spectacular. Every staff member has a relationship with each child and they literally work their little behinds off to help the kids be everything they can be. Charlie and Levi have been incredibly blessed to be able to attend such a wonderful school, and they have learned so much in such a short amount of time. The boys receive therapies such as Speech, OT, PT, Music Therapy, Water therapy, hippotherapy, Multiple therapies at MCRC, and "Big Fun" therapy at Next Level Gymnastics. So, as you can see The Bynum School has become a part of our family and the boys are thriving there. Our goal is to keep the boys enrolled, so that means we begin the fundraising to pay tuition so that they can continue to get all the therapies and services that they are currently getting:) If you are interested in making a DONATION, check the sidebar for the address & look for a DONATE button coming soon:) We will also be having a YARD SALE in JUNE and will be taking donated items to help raise tuition:) Stay tuned for the date and save those items!


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

God's Roller Coaster.. Wee!!!!!

The past few weeks have been quite a roller coaster:) You know one of those that when you get off of the ride your whoopin' & hollerin' cause it was so FUN, and then minutes later your lookin' for the bushes cause your about to loose your cookies! LOL God has blessed us with amazing friends & family who have prayed for our family, supported our family emotionally, financially & sometimes psychologically(you know who you are) After 5+ years of renting a small duplex, God has provided the perfect house for us!!! In a few weeks we will be moving from our little 1100sq ft duplex into our 3600sq ft house where will have more room:) In Texas that gets a YAHOO!!! Sid's job has continued to grow and every day he's out the door on a mission & comes back through the door excited about what God is doing in his workplace. Nothing better than a hubby that loves the challenge of his job:) The kids are all doing great and anxiously awaiting Summer!!! Lacey has a new job at a boutique called Posh Pony. She loves it and is such a hard worker. She is getting ready for summer track. Sydnie is still flippin' her heart out at Gymnastics & just found out that she will be attending IGC Camp in PA in July with her team. Baylie is still kickin' it in Club Soccer, having a great season and is a fierce defense player. Jonathan is in the middle of Baseball season. He has a mean swing & is really getting to be a great pitcher:) Tate is gearing up to run summer track & flip with da boys at gymnastics. Emerson is finishing up her Kindergarten year, loves school and can't wait to start gymnastics. Kenlie is graduating from the 3 year old class & moving on to Pre-K next year. She also is looking forward to summer gymnastics. Charlie & Levi are still LOVIN' school, working hard at PT, and learning more everyday. Our children are so blessed & we are blessed to be entrusted with each of them. We continue to advocate for the orphan by spreading the word, helping to find families for them, raising funds & praying for the ministries and the people who work so hard to ransom these orphans. On May 7th we will be having our homestudy updated and will be waiting on God to show us the child he has for our family. Please pray that it goes smoothly since we will be in the middle of moving. Ha! God's timing not ours, right? We look forward to what God is doing in our lives & wake each day ready to join Him where he is already working.

**So I have finally realized that there will no longer be "Perfect" pictures with 9 kids in a picture.(whatever that mean) So for those of you that know my kids, you will see their personalities just poppin of the page. Ha!

"The BOYS"

"The Girls"

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one's youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate. ~Psalm 127:3-5

Sweet Vanya's Dream Has Come True!!

I know one family can not change the World, but a FAMILY can change the World for ONE child

Vanya Has A FAMILY!!!

God has found a family for Vanya!!!! Wahoo!! Vanya will be coming home SOON!!

God places the lonely in families;
he sets the prisoners free and gives them joy
~Psalm 68:6

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Driver's License, Baseball & Naps...

We have officially made it through ONE month of Driving:) No tickets, no fender-benders:) Only a boot on her wheel for parking with no sticker at school!! Ooops! Great Driver:) Great Kid:)

The "Real Thing" With a Cute picture:)

Future Texas Ranger:) The season has begun! Yay!

"Nap-Time"(these people wear us out!)

9 sweet kids = More school functions than I can count, Soccer, Gymnastics, Track, Baseball, Choir, Theatre, Dentist, Doctor, PT, Putt-putt with the Special needs Preschool, School Carnival

AND.... That's just for this week:)

Lovin' Every minute of it!!!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Fall Women's Bible Study

I will be hosting a Women's Bible Study in the Fall & would love to invite anyone in the Midland/Odessa area to join us:) I know it is still 5 months away, but these days I have to plan way ahead. LOL... Please pray about joining us as we study about how we can allow God to use us through the INTERRUPTIONS in our lives.

Jonah: Navigating A Life Interrupted

by Pricilla Shirer What do we do when God interrupts our lives? Many times, like Jonah, we run! In this 7-session Bible study, Priscilla redefines interruption and shows that interruption is actually God's invitation to do something beyond our wildest dreams. When Jonah was willing to allow God to interrupt his life, the result was revival in an entire city.

Study will start Friday Sept. 9th

So Mark Your Calendars

Location & Time TBA

Please comment or email if you plan to attend:)

6 Months:)

6 months ago we landed in a small West Texas airport and carried 2 "Orphans NO More" off the airplane after a 23hr journey HOME! Our 2 NEW Sons:) What a wonderful feeling that was:) Since then we have seen them transformed into happy little boys that know they are loved. Slowly these two lives that God has entrusted us with have crawled out of their shell & found their place in our family. I always knew I had a lot of love to give, but I never realized how much love I would receive from 2 little boys that had been discarded and unloved. Yes, there are days when there is frustration, there are days when I wonder will they ever be potty trained, will they ever talk where we can understand them, will they ever sleep an entire night without waking up? BUT then I remember.."6 months", it's only been 6 months. It feels like they have been a part of our family forever, so I have to constantly remind myself how incredibly far they have come in 6 months!!! It truly is Amazing! I thank God every day for speaking to our hearts, for literally breaking our hearts for the orphan. I thank our families for accepting them just as they are and loving them, I thank our children for sacrificing in many ways & for your hearts for adoption. One day I have no doubt I will be following your journey's to adopt. (Tate, Good luck with the 20 children you are going to adopt. I will start praying for your wife now) LOL

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans. . .James 1:27

"A Father to the fatherless, a defender of widows is God in His holy dwelling. God sets the lonely in families." ~Psalm 68: 5&6

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

A Little Boy's DREAM

Vanya Needs A FAMILY:)

Click HERE to read Vanya's story & see how you can help to get this sweet little guy home, so he will NEVER have to step foot in a mental institution...

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Remember This Sweet Face?

Antonio Has A Family!!!!!

After seeing this little sweetie in person & praying for months that he would have his own family I am so incredibly happy for Antonio & his FOREVER FAMILY!!!

Now let's HELP the Gibson Family Bring Him HOME!!!!