Friday, April 01, 2011

The Ultimate BLOG PARTY!

Welcome!!! If you're joining us from the Ultimate Blog Party, come on in, sit a spell...

Here are a few highlights from what makes us... well, us... :)

* I'm a single, Christian mom.

* All three of my children (9, 7, and 5) were adopted through foster care.

* I teach full time in the Special Education field.

* We live life in the midst of HIV, ADHD, seizure disorders, attachment issues, and the "normalcy" of childhood.

* We're currently in process to adopt a special needs child from Hong Kong.

* I like saying "us" and "we" because even though I'm single, it's not about ME.

It's about living life for and with God and including my children on the journey!

Feel free to join us and follow along with some of our adventures!!!

PLEASE leave a comment so I know who's stopped by!




Teri Lynne said...

What a wonderful introduction! I cannot wait to browse around here and learn more about your special life.

Brittany said...

Hey, Just wanted to stop and introduce myself. I've been following your blog since I learned about it via the story about Davids. I'm enjoying learning about your life and am eager to pray alongside you as you bring your child from Hong Kong home!!

bobjenjack said...

Nice to Meet You! :) I am excited to get to know you and your family more and glad we could meet through this wonderful blog party. Looking forward to browsing around some more. Be Blessed

Thanks for sharing! I love following you and your cuties!

Anonymous said...

love it! So fun :)

Bless you for loving those kids! I have 3 nieces with Down's - two were adopted from the Ukraine. What a blessing they've been to us all!

Kathy C. said...

We are STILL trying to get certified foster care. Ergggggggggg

Hi Lisa!!

One day, I WILL respond to your e-mail from 3 weeks ago.... Who would have known he would still be in the hospital?! I am so glad I "met" you last year and can follow your journey to #4!! :)


Stopping by from the UBP '11! You are truly an amazing woman!

Marci said...

Love to see someone getting to adopt foster children and give them a permanent home. God bless!

Anonymous said...

Stopping by from UBP, this is my first year joining the party. I'm excited to meet other christian moms and look forward to your posts! new follower, check out my blog when you get a chance!

Nikki said...

your children are so lucky to have you!

Dawn said...

Hi Lisa, nice to meet you! The name of your blog caught my eye on the UBP list and here I am:) I'm a new follower and looking forward to browsing around your blog!

Amy said...

Hey Lisa - I'm reading your blog and really enjoying it! I'm glad we "found" each other through Addie. Let me know if you have any questions about Hong Kong - I wrote EVERYTHING down as we were going through it... :-) We finalize in May!


Nancy said...

Wandered over from UBP. Adoption, ADHD. Yep. I know those stories. Blessings to you.

Marcia said...

Stopping by from UBP. I am so excited to have found your blog...many blessings to you and your sweet family.

Hi! I'm stopping by from the UBP - I'm #73 (Being Made New - on the Christian list. Very nice to get to know a bit about you - your kids are beautiful and I sure hope your latest adoption goes through without a hitch - and I'd be honored if you would make it to my place this week. :^)

Elizabeth said...

Hey there! I found your blog after reading about Davids... so glad he has a family! I am a single gal hoping to adopt some day, so I have learned alot by reading your older posts. Thanks for being so honest and sharing!

Hi Lisa,
Lovely to meet you and your blog through UPB. This is my first year and I am finding many wonderful blogs, like yours.


Gg - Notes on the Journey # 269

ps. I have deep respect for single moms.

Lisa said...

I’m a new follower from UBP11. I just wanted to say hello.


So exciting to see you living your life & raising your family for God!
I'm glad I stopped by through the blog party! :)

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

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