This is blog was created to share some tidbits of our daily lives

and advocate on behalf of the 143 million orphans around the world!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Happy Birthday to my biggest boy and prayers for Ethiopia

11 years old!!?? Where has the time gone!!??

Brennan Douglas!!
Just typing that brings me to tears. ha..I'm so mushy! I have to say, I LOVE ALL FOUR of my kiddos so much! They are all SO different, so unique, so talented, and that's what makes them so special! Bren, you have a heart of gold. You're a go getter! Mr. Hustle. You give everything your all...110% Super athletic. Daddy's stand in when he's working or out of the house. You're an amazing big bro. The lil' sis' have you wrapped. And although you may not want to admit it, you and Bryson are inseparable and lost without each other! Your heart is so big. Your heart aches for orphans, the poor, and your newest endeavor CLEAN WATER! Love it! So proud of everything you stand for! I know God is going to do big things in you, He already is!
Love you forever!!
Oh..and that charity:water update...well...I promise it's coming. I can't wait!!!! AAAHHHHH!!!!
Have you given get??

Prayers for Ethiopia
I would like to ask for special prayers for Ethiopian Adoptions. My heart aches tonight in light of hearing of some changes that could be taking place as early as March 10. Last week, the Ethiopian Ministry of Women's Affairs (MOWA) announced their intention to reduce inter country adoptions by a staggering 90% beginning March 10, 2011. Having been to Ethiopia, adopting a child from there, having friends who are currently adopting from there, and LEAVING behind little faces...ugh ...this news is truly breaking my heart. BUT...I have HOPE. My HOPE is not in the Ethiopian Program, it it NOT in MOWA, it is not in the people at the Embassy, but my HOPE is IN HIM. Jesus!!! Jesus, who IS MIGHTY TO SAVE. Praying on behalf of the Orphans who wait. Praying for the family's whose hearts ache. Praying that the people who are making these decisions become broken and SEE the faces of these children at night in their dreams. Praying that Satan takes a back seat, and that OUR MIGHTY GOD WILL INDEED....BE MIGHTY and SAVE!!!!


The Gutmans' said...

Bren, your mom described you to a T, you are all of those things and more, you are a great friend to everyone, your a blasts to be around, I could go on and on but it's late, ha!! God has BIG plans for you no doubt about it. We are so proud of the young man you are, we love you!!!

Julie R. said...

Love your prayer for Ethiopia!! We have friends who are #2 on the waiting list and they are very close, and yet so hard to keep on waiting. I tried to send them a copy of your prayer and your blog is copyrighted and stopped me -- wow! Maybe you can e-mail it to me and I'll share it with them! It could bring some encouragement. :)

The Ritzmanns said...

I second your thoughts on Ethiopia. Hopefully that drastic slowdown doesn't come to fruition.


Emy said...

Happy Birthday Brennan! What an amazing young man you are!!!

Donna said...

You make us so proud, Brennan. I could brag and brag on you, and still explain just how special you are. I have the 6 most amazing grandkids in the world. God is so good to let us have you as our grandson. We love you so much.

Heather said...

Just wanted to say thank you for your sweet comment on my blog! Hopefully this situation in Ethiopia is temporary and God's glory will be shown! I appreciate your sweet prayer...