Friday, October 30, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
I made a post a couple of days ago entitled "Rejoicing with those who Rejoice!" I hope that you were able to read about my friend Amber and the process of adopting her son that has just been completed. Here is the link to Chad and Amber's blog if you have not yet read their story:
I encourage you to take time to do so.
Click HERE to read of yet another beautiful story of adoption. Our friends Kenny and Jana Cook recently adopted two precious boys from Ethiopia. The account of their new life with these precious boys, and the process that it took to get them, is all wonderfully documented on their blog. (Also listed as "The Cooks" on our blog list.) May your heart be blessed, encouraged and challenged by reading about this newly established family of four and the ways that God is providing for them. How beautifully they are displaying the gospel of our own spiritual adoption through this literal picture. We praise the Lord for the Cook family!
Posted by David and Katie Kizziah at 1:51 AM
Sunday, October 25, 2009
I tried to catch one of Claire's heart-melting smiles today, which began about 3 days ago. Not completely successful but you can see a little grin. How fast they grow!
And here is a recent picture of my John David . . . talk about growing! He is eating and sleeping so much and getting so big and tall. I am so thankful for my children - what a blessing they are to me and their daddy.
Posted by David and Katie Kizziah at 5:56 PM
With a newborn and a two-year-old, there is little time for blogging. But I didn't want any more time to pass before I made mention of more reasons for our family to rejoice and give thanks to the Lord! Exactly a week after our sweet Claire was born, my brother, K.J., and sister-in-law, Lynn, gave birth to their son, James Harrison Pugh. Lynn delivered James at the same hospital here in Tuscaloosa where I had Claire just a few days prior. Needless to say, my parents are thrilled to have TWO brand new grandbabies. Welcome, baby James! We love you so much!
the big cousins, Ella and John David . . .
both are enjoying their new little siblings (most of the time :)
my proud parents and their grandchildren
Posted by David and Katie Kizziah at 5:24 PM
This past Tuesday, my sweet friend - Amber Darty Rollins, along with her husband Chad - officially welcomed James Anthony Rollins into their family. For almost a year they have been in the process of adopting sweet baby James. No longer a baby, he has grown into a precious little boy who has been lavished with so much love from Chad, Amber, and the rest of the Darty/Rollins family. We are truly rejoicing with this dear couple who have prayed for a child for so long. Although the Lord answered their prayers in His own kind, wise, and perfect way, He indeed has blessed them immeasurably. After being in the courtroom for the final hearing on his adoption and officially receiving custody of James, Amber made the comment . . . "Not the delivery room, but just as sweet."
We love this family and are so thankful for their lives. What a ministry they are already having through the story that our Sovereign God has written for their lives. For more on their story, you can visit their blog by clicking HERE. (They are also on our list of blogs as the Rollins family.)
Posted by David and Katie Kizziah at 4:34 PM
Saturday, October 24, 2009
It is early in the morning, and Claire's little tummy is full. She is propped up now while her food settles (doctor's recommendation to help with some reflux she has struggled with.) I thought I would use this time to get online and honor her with a little birthday post. Having been born at 6:01 a.m. on September 24th, I am looking at my now officially one-month-old little girl! How this month has flown! Here is a picture of Claire that I took yesterday. More photos to come from the past month. Happy One Month, my girl!
Oh, how we love our sweet little Claire!
Posted by David and Katie Kizziah at 6:13 AM
Sunday, October 4, 2009
We wanted to say THANK YOU to everyone who has been praying specifically for our John David during this time of our transition to a family of four. Despite a few hard moments - which were only to be expected - John David has made the adjustment so beautifully. We praise the Lord for His grace and mercy, and we praise Him for you who have stood as faithful prayer warriors for us. We are forever grateful. And you can continue those prayers, if you like . . . I realize we are only a little over a week into this. However, I feel John David's love for his sister and his willingness to share his mommy and daddy will only increase. May God be glorified in our family as we seek to love and serve each other.
Posted by David and Katie Kizziah at 8:51 PM