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Please help Mekdes Shimeless

After reading my dear friend Heathers blog....I wanted to try and do a little more to help....hence this post.
Please read the post about 'Mekdes' and see how $much$ God would have you give.......

Pray for Daniel.

So, I have a son...no a step son....well actually a nephew who I consider a son. In 1983, just a week or two after graduation I became an instant mom to 3. A young girl who never even had to clean her room, didn't really know how to cook, but here I was a Mom! The youngest was a beautiful blonde haired boy...9mths of age. The situation wasn't right, or was it righteous, but it was what it was. Sadly we can't change the past. It wasn't the easiest of times but they were beautiful times. The baby was beautiful and stole my heart. His name was/is Daniel. He was such a good baby. He was however pretty sickly. He had the worse sinus problems and I knew NOTHING, I did my best to care for him. He would wake up every night miserable. I would hold him until he could go back to sleep. I taught him to walk, to potty, to talk, to tie his shoes and so on. He was such a sweetheart. Always so good. As a young boy he really got into being a cowboy. He loved to wear his cowboy hat, hel…

Growing Up=Growing Old?

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Some special kids in my life...I look at these two pics and think what the heck? How did they get so old and I stayed so young!?! Ha...right! Them getting older means...I'm getting older. Don't they understand that? Don't they know they need to STOP!
I love these kids. They mean so much to me. The first pic was taken about 7 or 8 years ago...the second pic taken on this last Thanksgiving! The first pic they were still in school and being footloose and fancy free. Pic two they each have (or going to have) at least one child...my what a few years changes in the lives of people. I know that from my life alone....I was a single working mom of 4...today I am a SAHM with a husband and 6 kids. A few years from now? Who knows??? Oh...there is someone who knows.....

Jeremiah 29:11
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future."



Not much...

Isn't much happening these days in the Porter home that I would want to take time to repeat on this blog, but I did just want to post something.....anything.
I am blessed beyond reason. I have a nice home and such beautiful kids. My husband is a work in progress which is better than a husband who has settled to stay the same. My parents are wonderful and I have a great extended family. Oh have I mentioned that all my family have homes...and we all have food, water, and clothing. I praise God for that.
These days we are working (the husband that is) and we are schooling, we are going to school, we are practicing piano, we are going to church, we are in Kidz Klub and Youth Group. We are in the process of going forward in the adoption of our youngest. We are still working on reunification for the other two. We are praying for Haiti's. We are praying for orphans. We are taking each day as it comes and God willing, we will have tomorrow to try and get it right again.
He never gives up…

Drafts....

I have several posts in the drafts of my blog. I start out full steam and then fizzle out. Sometimes because I start off whining and then decided it's too whiny to share or as I type I realized the message was meant for me! Many reasons I don't always finish a post...then something happens...a mass devastation, and it makes everything I was writing about so unimportant.
HAITI...a country and had never given much thought, until I stumbled on some blogs. This last year I have been following a Haitian missionary family and some parents in the US who are in the process of adopting. What was just a far off country with little meaning to me became a source of curiosity and enjoyment. Getting to know the bloggers and seeing what Haiti's was like. Riding the emotions of the bloggers from stories of their homelife or stories of adoption or stories of ministry. All of it trapped my heart. So much so that a day and half after the earthquake happened...I found out about it....and fear…

'Firsts'

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I am an older mom. I have been down many roads and have been going down different roads for many years. There isn't much I haven't been through yet in my life or the lives of my children. I have raised 3 step kids who are all adults now and have their own children. I have two grown children who have started their families as well. I still have several at home of various ages. So I have experienced and witnessed many things. But this I know...when your child is going through something for the first time...you have to be there for them %100. It's not always easy believe it or not, but worth it. I can't tell you how many teeth I have had to pay for but with each one I have to have excitement for that child. I can't tell you how many homemade gifts I have recived...countless...but each one is the greatest gift of all time. I'm tired these days and my enthusiasm is waning....but I give it my best. I show them this is the single greatest moment of all time.

Tonight...…

Cousins Meet

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My Son James, My Grandson Carter my Daughter Kari, and my newest Grandson William
The other day my son and his family came home from a long vacation. They finally met the newest addition to our family. What a beautiful set of kids......so dear to my heart. If only I could lock them in my heart and keep them there to keep them safe! Multitude of prayers......




2010

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Holy cow...is it really a whole year since last New Years? I can not believe how fast 2009 flew by...but I am not sad to see it go. It was a pretty rough year. So, it's a new year a fresh start. Who knows what this year will bring. My hopes are....in no particular order...just my random thoughts.

1. The baby in our home becomes our legal child.
2. Two of the other children in our home will be reunited with their bio parent/s and if not, that they too become our legal children.
3. My husband and I would attain a good grasp our finances.
4. My marriage would become what it should be in Gods eyes.
5. We would have an abundant and overwhelming drive to eat healthier.
6. I would regain organized control over my home and homeschooling.
7. Singing ministry would finally take root.
8. My adult kids would get stable in their finances and their homes.
9. Grow and strengthen my prayer life.
10. My husband would stay on the path....
11. My children would stay healthy.

There are many things...but this is…