Oh my word this might have been one of the hardest years of my entire life! We have had so many ups and downs this year that somehow I'm not sure how we made it. For my own personal reflection I'm giving a low down of what happened this year at the Ivey casa:
Fedna joined our family for 9 weeks. One of the best things we've ever done and hardest all wrapped up in one.
both the kids files went into MOI. Unfortunately as I type this Amos' files are still there. Yeap that makes it 11 months and counting. Oh we're praying Jan 2010 brings good news to us about his file!
Aaron to Haiti with Compassion. He got to hang out with Amos and meet Cayden's sponsored child Wonsli.
I led a team to Haiti in March. One of these girls is now back in Haiti for the second time since this trip! I love how Haiti changes people.
Aaron went in the studio to work on his new cd. Oh how studio times stretch me. I'm not a fan of recording a record. It is long and takes my husband away from me not only physically but also emotionally. BUT the end is always worth it. He created some amazing music and for that I'm super proud of him!
Cayden graduated from Pre-School!
Story got out of MOI and got her passport this summer!
Cayden played flag football for the first time and their team won the championship. OH yeah baby!
We went on a band vacation to Fredricksburg!
We sent our first child off to kindergarten!
Aaron led a team to Haiti from our church.
Aaron went to El Salvador with Compassion.
I went to Haiti to visit the kids and a week later flew back to FINALLY pick up our daughter!
Story finally came home on October 23 and went straight to hospital with meningitis.
Deacon was diagnosed with RRP & had his first surgery 2 weeks later.
What a year it has been. Many happy and sad tears have been shed this year. We're only asking for ONE THING in 2010 and that's for our son, Amos, to join his family forever and COME HOME.
dang- im crying!!!! so many joys….so many tears. Im glad I met YOU in 2009 and got to experience a tad of your life beside you! Praying for your sweet family and cant wait to meet Amos!!!! Praying for the LORD to do BIG BIG things and move papers quickly!!! Love ya!!!
dang-i am crying too. Praying for Amos to come home NOW!!!!
Prayers for Amos to come home soon, sent from Boston! And payers for you & the rest of your family to enjoy health, happiness, and each other…
P.S. I love the photo of you & the group you led back in March – I’d recognize those mountains & that balcony anywhere… That’s from Wings of Hope – and it’s the home where the little boy I’m adopting lives… I love it when things in our lives randomly overlap with people we’ve never met 🙂
I love that you took the time to do this. What an amazing and crazy year. Can’t wait to see what 2010 holds and can’t wait to give you a big hug this weekend!!!!
What a year! And now it’s over. A toast to 2010 being much, much better!!
2009 totally sucked … for most people I know actually. I remember that the entire month of March I woke up wishing I was not waking up. But faith and friends and courage get us through … so here is to a much better 2010.
Hi Jamie, It has been a long time since we have spoken, but Lani and I talk about you guys often and wonder how you are doing. The boys have gotten so big!! It’s amazing how time fly’s. Of course with the recent news of Haiti your family was the first that came to our mind. I hope all is well. Send me an email when you get a chance, I would love to hear from you!