During our trip to Haiti we met Olivia. A missionary family currently living in Haiti is in the process of adopting this precious little girl. She was a joy to see and play with and this one picture just makes me think of looking to Heaven to thank our Lord for the blessings we are so abundantly surrounded by. The simple things in life....sunshine, trees, birds, water. The things that are new through a child's eyes. :)
"Truly I say to you, unless you are converted and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven."
--Matthew 18:3I'm a sucker for feet. Especially kid feet. :) This is my son and my best friends' little boy. Two people in my life who bring much joy and smiles. It's funny to see them or hear them on occasion. I'm taller than you, I'm faster than you....it doesn't matter if your black or white. God loves us all.
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God's own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; for you once were not a people, but now you are the people of God"
--1 Peter 2:9-10
And precious Kristi. Beautiful little Kristi. Surrounded by so many people who aren't like her, wanting to have a tiny little nose, straight blonde hair, different colored eyes. She can't see the beautiful person yet that we all discovered long ago. God made her perfect just like she is. This picture was actually taken before she had her hair straightened. I told her I was going to miss her 'fro braids and fuzzy 'fro hair so she let me take pictures before she had her dream of straight hair fulfilled. Someday she will see just how beautiful she really is. We love her just the way God made her.
I thank my God always concerning you for the grace of God which was given you in Christ Jesus, that in everything you were enriched in Him...so that you are not lacking in any gift.