Running to Stand Still Just another day in the life….

November 30, 2007

Sisterly love

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kari @ 11:50 pm
Is solace anywhere more comforting than that in the arms of a sister
-Alice Walker

November 28, 2007

“I’ve waited this long for that?”

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kari @ 11:15 pm
Haidyn had her first food today… homemade, organic, brown rice cereal. Can you see the disappointment on her face?! :-)

Who would have thought?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kari @ 12:37 am
I have to start with saying “school pictures for a two-year-old!?”
So Irelynd had school pictures a couple weeks ago and I had no idea. I didn’t think a whole lot about it, but it did strike me as a bit odd the day I dropped Irelynd and her friend Ainslie off at school, and Ainslie had on a nice dress and a bow in her hair. In addition to that clue, I apparently missed a giant reminder sign on the front door, and a memo in Irelynd’s backpack. So when I was emailed the below proofs and then saw some of Irelynd’s friends proofs, I just had to laugh. Let’s just say the stocking was not meant to come up to her shoulders! Despite the lop-sided piggies, jeans, and t-shirt (not to mention a clueless mommy), I think they turned out pretty darn cute!

November 26, 2007

Tickle time

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kari @ 10:38 pm
Haidyn’s laugh is almost identical to her cry. We’re pretty sure, though, she’s laughing when we tickle her.

November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kari @ 10:40 am

November 21, 2007

Not quite right?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kari @ 11:21 pm
Do all children sleep like this while transitioning to their “big kid” beds?  Irelynd is all over the bed; and despite the rail, ended up on the floor around 2 a.m. last night.  Still trying to figure out how that happened!

Wave of Sorrow

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kari @ 2:33 pm
For all the Bono fans.
Play “Wave of Sorrow” here:

“Wave of Sorrow”
by U2

Heat haze rising
On hell’s own hill

You wake up this morning
It took an act of will
You walk through the night
To get here today
To bring your children
To give them away

Oh… oh this cruel sun
Is daylight never done
Cruelty just begun
To make a shadow of everyone

And if the rain came
And if the rain came

Souls bent over without a breeze
Blankets on burning trees
I am sick without disease
Nobility on it’s knees

And if the rain came
And if the rain came… now
Would it wash us all away
On a wave of sorrow
On a wave of sorrow

Where now the holy cities?
Where the ancient holy scrolls?
Where now Emperor Menelek?
And the Queen of Sheba’s gold

You’re my bride, you wear her crown
And on your finger precious stones
As every good thing now been sold

Son, of shepherd boy, now king
What wisdom can you bring?
What lyric would you sing?
Where is the music of the Seraphim?

And if the rain came
And if the rain came… now
Would it wash us all away
On a wave of sorrow
A wave of sorrow

Blessed are the meek who scratch in the dirt
For they shall inherit what’s left of the earth
Blessed are the kings who’ve left their thrones
They are buried in this valley of dry bones

Blessed all of you with an empty heart
For you got nothing from which you cannot part
Blessed is the ego
It’s all we got this hour

Blessed is the voice that speaks truth to power
Blessed is the sex worker who sold her body tonight
She used what she got
To save her children’s life

Blessed are you, the deaf cannot hear a scream
Blessed are the stupid who can dream
Blessed are the tin canned cardboard slums
Blessed is the spirit that overcomes

The Beatitudes (Matthew 5:3-10)

Jesus Christ said:

“Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are those who mourn,
for they will be comforted.

Blessed are the meek,
for they will inherit the earth.

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they will be filled.

Blessed are the merciful,
for they will be shown mercy.

Blessed are the pure in heart,
for they will see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they will be called children of God.

Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”

November 19, 2007

“Wait daddy…

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kari @ 10:48 pm
…let me take a closer look.”

Together at last!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kari @ 3:47 pm
Jody and Andy safely arrived in Sierra Leone, and have finally had the opportunity to hold Zeke and Kora in their arms. If you have a minute, listen to Jody talk about their trip, and also follow their journey here, as they get one step closer to bringing home these precious children.

November 18, 2007

Happy Birthday MJ!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kari @ 9:42 pm
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