Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Come and see what the Lord has done

I love October!  The fall weather, the leaves changing color, the pumpkin patch, Thanksgiving and Christmas items on full display at Hobby Lobby :-)

October is a very special month for us.  This month Tyler and I will celebrate our 7th wedding anniversary.  We also celebrate the birth of our miracle baby Ethan who was not expected to make it to term and now here he is turning 4 years old.  And today we celebrate EMMA DAY!  One year ago today we met the little wonder that has filled our lives with unimaginable joy!

I thought in honor of EMMA DAY I would share her adoption video.  We make these for all our kids and since I am sharing Emma's I though I would add the other ones too.  So if anyone still reads this blog...and if any of you have a lot of free time today, I invite you to pull up a comfy chair and come and see what the Lord has done...


  1. Didn't really have the free time, but watched them all anyway. BEAUTIFUL!

  2. I always watch for your latest blog entry, as I have your blog bookmarked in favorites! I rejoice with you in seeing your children grow and be transformed by the love of God through you two parents and their love for each other, too! I always enjoy your children's stories SO MUCH! They are all beautiful and it's wonderful to see how they are being cherished. Pleaes continue to keep us updated.

  3. I just want to thank you for sharing these truly beautiful videos with all of us. I feel so honored to be able to witness your journey of faith and freedom and fun as a family. May God bless you and keep you all! I can't believe you have found time to complete Daniel and Bodhan's videos! Jane, a reader/mom in Oregon

  4. Thank you for sharing these Jamie. I need to say ditto to everything Thoren just wrote. I have your blog bookmarked, and don't miss a post (and if I do, I go back and read it). I love hearing about your lives and how the children are progressing. It blesses my heart to see them not only adapt, but thrive in your family. You 2 are truly great parents and the Lord HAS done great things! Praise His name! You are one of the reasons I've been inspired to consider adoption for our own family. Only time will tell. Please keep it up. these were so heart-warming. Blessings.

  5. Thanks so much for sharing! It brought back so many memories. I am an adoptive mom of two sn blessings from China and the videos brought tears to my eyes. I would love to know what songs you used. Loved them all!!
    Keep updating us when you can. Bless your beautiful family!

    1. Here are the songs I used, are the amazingly perfect songs or what?!?!

      Godspeed by Radney Foster
      So Far to Find You by Casting Crowns
      This is Home by Switchfoot
      Love Me by JJ Heller
      A Thousand Years by Christina Perri
      I'll Stand by You by The Pretenders

  6. Jamie and Tyler,
    Happy Anniversary to you and Happy Emma Day to you!
    Stacy in Indiana

  7. Beautiful!!!! Happy Anniversary!!!! Happy Emma Day!!!! Thank you for sharing with us. Your children are amazing....May God continue to bless each of you.

    Steph in Los Angeles

  8. Happy Anniversary, Happy Birthday Ethan, and Happy Emma Day! All of your children are so beautiful! Hope you have a happy fall :)


  9. Love all the videos! Thanks for continuing to share your amazing journey with your beautiful children!

  10. How are your children doing? How are the adjustments going? How did the new guys like their first Thanksgiving? Was it overwhelming for them? Do you have plans for celebrating Christmas? :o)