brotherly love

I got to "chat" with Mark on facebook for a while tonight. He sent me this picture of the two boys together:

Jafta is still running a fever in the evenings and his asthma is giving him trouble. Luckily I forced Mark to pack the nebulizer, just in case. Mark said he was fine during the day today, and then just got sick again when they got home. Keanan is getting better but still pretty quiet and not his usual active self. Jafta is really loving on him. I love how he has his arm around him while they are watching a movie.

Today Mark and Jafta got the chance to tag along with the Livesays and a team from the Austin Stone church to visit a few organizations doing great work in Haiti. Check out Jamie and Aaron's blogs for their personal accounts, and Tara's for more pictures. It sounds like it was a powerful experience for everyone. They visited a home for disabled children, and Mark said that Jafta was amazing with the kids there, giving wheelchair rides and playing and not even batting an eye at their disabilities. I don't know what I did to deserve such a compassionate little guy (or how I can get some of it to rub off on India). Jafta is such a sweetie.

India and I are doing . . . okay. She's been a little fiesty all week. I know she is missing her brother and daddy. Yesterday she was playing with her Ariel doll and kept saying "She just wants her daddy right now".
I'm feeling a little heavy tonight. I found out that my grandfather died today. I won't be able to go to the funeral this close to my due date. I'm really feeling sad to miss that, and to miss this visit with Keanan. I feel my heart pulled in different directions and yet I know I need to stay here and take care of incubating the newest member of our family for a few more weeks.


  1. Prayers for both of your boys to get well. I'm sure it's stressful to be apart. Hang in there, Mama! Thank you for the updates.


  2. I don't know how you stay so strong! You guys are just so awesome. I love how the boys have the exact same expression in that first shot. Blessings!

  3. I am so sorry for the loss of your grandfather. My continued prayers for your family, for those you are physically apart from at this time, those who are traveling, and all of your family's health and well being.

  4. i will keep you and your family in my prayers.

    sorry for you loss.


  5. have you any idea how much longer keanan's adoption will take?

  6. I LOVE looking at those pictures. But my heart hurts for you not being there with them...

    PRecious Jafta...he is SO sweet.

    If there is anything I can do for you while they are gone - even to take India to the park or something - let me know...okay?

  7. I'm so sorry about your loss. I can imagine that it's tough with everything going on for you. I'm sending you big hugs from Arizona.

    You are an amazing, courageous, and beautiful woman!


  8. I don't know how I stumbled across your blog, but I have thoroughly enjoyed reading about your adoptions in Haiti. My parents do missions work in Haiti (they are there right now) - they are apart of Double Harvest.

  9. I love reading you blog. You and your family will be blessed for all your wonderful work. Keep the faith.


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