Friday, November 12, 2010


Let me tell you why I am posting a video compilation of our new family pictures.  Not to boast our photographer, who by the way was fabulous.  Not to boast how adorable my boy is, or how handsome I think my husband is...  But today, I am posting out of shear appreciation for my husband and my son....I am thankful for these blessing.  In a month dedicated to thanksgiving and orphan awareness, I feel it is appropriate to highlight the gratitude for these two men in my world... 

My husband is both a wonderful man and daddy.  After I leave for work, he bathes and feeds Tedi, then takes to him whereever he needs to be for the day.  He picks him up after school, meets with his teacher, takes him to soccer.  He handles towing my car while I am work...he handles EVERYTHING while I am work. I could not do the job I am doing and have a productive world without a husband like him...

For those of you that do not know, I am a resident physician at the local children's hospital.  Basically, I am doctor but have to do three years of hospital training before I can go into practice. I have always had a broken heart for children in need, but it was not until Tedi became my son that my heart began breaking for each of my patient's so significantly that tears loom closely on a daily basis.  This month I am on the cancer floor and now more than ever I am thankful to the Lord each day for my son, his health and the pure joy he brings me.  I am thankful and blessed that he is a orphan no more and spends his time lighting up my world. 

So while this is not completely an adoption awareness post, it is one of THANKSGIVING and loving the one I have been blessed with....Enjoy the pictures and the song...(Don't miss the line "EVERY CHILD IN AFRICA IS YOURS")...even if you have already seen these....


  1. I love your pics! My family and I are currently in the process of adopting from Congo. I saw on a different blog that you all did well fundraising by selling ornaments. I was wondering if you could give me more info on how you did this. My email is Thanks so much!

  2. Natalie,

    The pics are beautiful :) Such a sweet family!! I saw you all at the Arise reunion. Your son was so sweet!! My prayer is that at the next reunion I will have my son home with me. I was wondering if you could give me some more information on what you did with the ornaments and selling them? I am a single mom trying to adopt, so needless to say I get worried constantly about the money part of adopting. My e-mail address is Thanks in advance for any help or advice you can give me.

    God Bless,