A Prayer for my children

Family handsFather, I thank you for blessing our lives with Dorina and Tibi.  Father, I thank you, that before time began, you had planned for us to be a family.  Thank you for all of the little things that you did throughout our lives to prepare us for the moment that we would be a family.  Your timing is so beautiful and so perfect and I thank you!

Father, I thank you for our dear, sweet, precious Dorina!  Thank you for her love of life!  Thank you for the way she bounces into a room and sings with all of her heart to You!  Thank you for the way that she goes full force when she is happy!  Thank you for her joy.  Thank you for the way that she fills a room with joy!  Thank you for her sweet and precious hugs and the way she is such a wonderful helper.  Father thank you for her servant attitude and her joy in serving.  Father, thank you for her leadership and even for her stubbornness.  Thank you that you will use that stubbornness to Your glory!  Father, I ask that you would take her stubbornness and turn it into a beautiful thing.  Help her to be stubborn to follow after you and not be led astray.  Father, help her to always follow hard after you and not be tempted to follow those around her.  Father, ignite a fire in her to always serve You and sing Your praise all of her days.  Father, prepare her to be the leader that you want her to be.  Father, nurture her joy and servants heart.  Father, help us, as her parents to nurture all of the gifts and talents that you have placed within her.  Father give us daily guidance and wisdom to lead and guide her.  Father, give her a pure heart.  Father, keep her eyes and heart fixed on you.  Father, give her peace when things are difficult.  Give her grace to face each situation that comes into her life.  Help us to be patient and lead her in grace and truth.  Father, help us all to always cherish one another and our time together.  Father, surround her with your presence and your love to guide her and guard her all the days of her life.  Father, prepare her for each path that you have for her.  Prepare her to be a teenager – and prepare us for that too!  Prepare her to be a wife and mother someday if that is your will for her.  Father, prepare her for the career that you have for her to follow.  Father, close all the doors that you do not want her to cross and throw open wide, all the doors that you have for her to walk through.  Prepare the path in front of her and guide her to it and along it.  Father, protect her.  Father put in her path the people she needs to be her encouragers and cheer her on.  Help her to always turn to you and to know that she can turn to us.  Father, help her to always know your great love for her.

Father, thank you for our dear, sweet, precious boy, Tibi!  Thank you for his great mind.  Father thank you for the joy that is evident in his life.  Thank you for the way he is grateful for everything.  Father thank you for the way he sacrifices for others and gives of himself and his possessions.  Father, thank you for the way he always has a song in his heart!  Father, thank you for his clever mind and the way he is able to figure things out.  Thank you for his sweet notes and how he cares about how others feel.  Thank you for his sweet hugs and kisses and affection.  Father, prepare him for each step along the path that you have for him.  Father help him to always love you and follow you.  Father, thank you for the way that He adores you now!  Father, teach him to follow only You and to be a light in the darkness.  Help him to seek you and to share your love with the world.  Father, teach him to focus on You no matter what is going on around him.  Father, give him a pure heart.  Prepare him for the career that you have for him and keep his foot on the path that you have for him.  Swing open wide the doors that you have him to walk through and close the doors that he is not to pass through.  Give him wisdom to know the difference.  Father, prepare him to be a teenager and to make pure and holy choices as he seek You – and prepare us to lead and guide him through his teenage years and all of his years.  Father, prepare him to be a husband and a father, if that is your will.  Father, teach him to be a faithful friend, but one who seeks to follow you.  Father, give him discernment and help him to desire to make right choices.  Father, help him to always be full of love and joy and give him peace and comfort for the hard times.  Father, give him all the love and affection he needs from You and surround him with faithful friends.  Father, protect him.  Give him the encouragement and love that he needs each day.  Father, give us wisdom and discernment to lead and to guide him along the way each day.

Father, thank you for all the wonderful and amazing things that you are doing and that you will do through our precious children.  Father, give us wisdom each day as we guide and mold our children to be like You.  Father – father us all.  Help us to lean all of ourselves on You and trust You to make us into the people that you have for us to be.  Father, help us to come to You daily to fill us and help us to be Your light in this world!  We love you Lord!

Tib-A-Dor’s Station

20131223-080813.jpgDaddy’s restaurant is now open! It is beautiful and the food is amazing! We are so proud of Daddy and Tib-A-Dor’s Station!

tibadors 2The restaurant is named after our children.  We adopted our daughter and son from Hungary at the beginning of this year.  The butterfly on the sign is for our sweet daughter Makayla Alice who died shortly after birth.  This restaurant is Daddy’s dream and we have all worked hard to help Daddy start this new adventure.

Look for us on Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/Tibadors and on the web http://tib-a-dorsstation.com/

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Come join us!  Located at 520 N Oates Street, Dothan, Alabama next to the City Building and across from the Library. Open Monday through Thursday 10:30 to 7:30 an Fridays until 8:30.

A Week of Firsts

We went on our first family vacation!  This vacation was filled with things that the kids had never done and things we had never done as a family!  It was so much fun!!!

We went to Savannah, Georgia.  We filled the kids bags with lots of fun things to do in the car and filled the back of the Santa Fa full to the top of stuff and set out on our way!  We had a lovely room at the Oglathorpe Inn and Suites.  It had lots of room for us and a really good price!  We are blessed!  The staff was so nice in helping us get set up with extra blankets and sheets too!

first trolleyThe next morning, we ate breakfast in the lovely atrium at the hotel and set off to catch the Old Town Trolley!  The kids were so excited about it!  We had a blast.  We got off the trolley to eat lunch and then to get some Gelatooooh!  When it started to get hot, we went back to the car and back to the hotel for swimming!

DSCN4214Our kids have become water babies!  They love to swim and get braver and better every time they get in the water!  Dorina got so brave, she was jumping in and swimming in the shallow end without her floaties!  It was so great!  She is really get good.  She also dives down to the bottom to retrieve a little sinking squid toy we got for them.  Tibi made great progress.  He is a great swimmer with his floaties.  He is still gaining confidence in going under the water, but he does do it now and he “hopped” in a few times too.  His hop is truly a hop and he barely gets water on his face 🙂  They have made such wonderful progress in the three different times we have been at pools.

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The next day we were off again to the Trolley.  This time we planned to get off several times and also to eat our lunch in the famous Forsythe Park.  We had fun getting off, taking pictures, and seeing the sites.  It was a warm day, but we had fun.  One fun thing we did this day was suggested by a girl at Publix.  We rode the free ferry boat to Hutchinson Island and checked out the Big Hotel and Spa there.  Tibi loved the boat ride!  On the way back across the boat made two stops!  It was even air conditioned!  It was a great fun free activity!  Thanks God!  Publix is daddy’s favorite store!

DSCN4125We had the greatest meals while we were there!  We ate at The Lunchbox with Chef Tony Rosetta!!!!  Tony brought a little grill and a plastic bowl.  He is a master chef, because from these items, he was able to make hamburger steak with gravy and baked potatoes.  He also made ravioli with sauce and salad.  One night he made Tortellini and sauce.  He also made pork chops and mashed potatoes for one meal!  Talk about the Macgyver of the kitchen – that’s Daddy!  It was delicious!

DSCN4160The next day we met some dear friends of ours.  We met them a few years ago on a cruise and they adopted us as their kids.  They supported our adoption and where so excited to meet the children!  We had lunch with them and the children loved them!  Then we went to play some games and ride the go carts!  The kids really enjoyed the go carts.  We wanted to do miniture golf but it was just too hot when we were there.  It was a great time of fellowship!

Dad and kids TybeeWe also made a visit to Tybee Island while we were there.  We went in the morning and saw the lighthouse, but it was too hot to climb it.  We also went over to the beach.  This was the first time the kids had seen the ocean!  They loved the shells scattered along the beach and they started hunting for good ones right away.  Then we went to the water!  They loved it!  They are Mommy’s kids!  Mommy loves the beach!  horseshoe crabWe got to see a horseshoe crab while we were walking along the beach.  Tibi was intrigued.  After a walk along the beach, we rinsed off our feet and headed for lunch!  Pizza!  Gelato!

It was a warm afternoon so we headed to the hotel for a while.  Around 4PM,  we suited up, grabbed a good sandwich, and went to the pier on Tybee Island.  That is when we realized just how much the kids liked the ocean!  It was a perfect evening with a breeze and clouds and even a rainbow!!!  The kids loved the waves, the sand, and the surf!  We had to drag them out after it was dark!  But we plan on going back real soon!

DSCN4313On our way home, we stopped at Macon, GA.  We were tired and needed some rest and had a few stops to make there.  We wanted to stay in Savannah a few more days, but the hotel was booked.  But we found a treasure near Macon!  The Museum of Aviation in Warner Robbins.  It was amazing and the kids loved it!  They got to interact with planes, controls, buttons, and gadgets!  It was a blast and it was free!!!!  Tibi loves planes.  The kids were intrigued by all of the history of America that we found there!  It was awesome!  These are our kids –  we love history and museums!  Father God is amazing!

First Father’s Day

IMG_0118Mommy and the kids spent a lot of time planning for Daddy’s very special first Father’s Day celebration.  I spent time researching ideas and praying about just what to do to make it a very special day for Daddy!

First, I took one of the pictures Daddy first took of the kids after we got home, and sent it to be made into a key chain for him.  Daddy is an amazing photographer and we are so proud of his pictures. The kids told Daddy, that by having the key chain picture, even when they are in school, he will have them with him!

Daddy's cheeseNext, I found a way to use Daddy’s favorite food – CHEESE- to make a special surprise.  I found a picture of dress shirts made out of cheese!!  We used cheese, crackers, pimento, mustard, and pepperoni, to make dress shirts!  We even put them in a little box with paper!   Then we used the olives, pimentos,  and cheese to make the Italian Flag and Hungarian Flag.   The kids had fun making them and Daddy thought they were so special!!!  They were tasty too!

Father's Day lunchThen came the big surprise – we planned and cooked some of Daddy’s favorite foods for lunch!  Now this is huge, because Mommy doesn’t cook very often!!!  So the kids and I went on a special trip to the store and purchased all of the items we needed to make – Angus steak burgers with pimento cheese, steak fries, and broccoli/cauliflower.  The kids really enjoyed helping to make each item for dinner.  They also helped come up with ideas to decorate the table.  We added candles and special dishes for that extra special dining experience!

IMG_0163When Daddy came home for lunch and opened the door, the kids said, “Welcome to La Rosetta.  May we take your shoes?”  Daddy smiled and felt like a King!  We had a wonderful time!  Daddy said it was the best Father’s Day ever!  We are so glad because we know he is the best Daddy ever!!!!

Creative Lessons

We have had a lot of fun learning this summer.  Our family motto is “Make Every Day a Memory!”  So we spend time each day doing something special together.  That something special may be as simple as tickle time – but we make an effort to connect, bond, and love each other every day.

One of our favorite things is after meal time hugs and laps.  After the kids finish eating, they come and sit in our laps.  We talk, laugh, tickle, hug, and make that time special.  We pray that as the children grow up and even get to be teens, our after dinner talks, hugs, and laughs will always be a part of our family routine.

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The kids needed some work on vocabulary and on some math skills, so we came up with some creative play to learn.  The first day, we set up a store.  We used empty containers and boxes and some of their toys.

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We put little green stickers on each item for prices.  We used different dollar and cent amounts and then gave them some play money.  They did not know the names of the coins yet so Mommy was the cashier and helped them learn coin names and counting with coins.  They had a blast!  They enjoyed learning to count money and buying fun items.  We played for hours and they learned most of the names of the coins and the amount that each coin is worth.

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They had to recognize the cost of the item by number recognition and then whether it was dollars or cents by the sign.  We had so much fun!  This was something that I played in my kindergarten class when I was little and I have always remembered it!

Astronaut collageThe kids did not know anything about space or the moon.  So we set up a day that we became astronauts!  We read a book about an astronaut and his trip to the moon.  Then a few days later, we suited up and went on a moon walk!  The kids had so much fun!  We talked about the spaceship, the rockets, gravity, and so much vocabulary.  We used their beds for the space shuttle and blasted off – we practiced counting backwards.  Then we went down the stairs and collected moon rocks.  I had them put weights on the moon rocks – we counted by 10s and 5s.  When we got finished collecting moon rocks, we collect specimens.  I had placed their phonics cards all over the room.  They had to find a card, write the word for the card (with my help) in their scientific astronaut notebooks.  They had so much fun!  We even used the jet packs to collect the specimens and one of the kids floated away and I had to rescue Tibi!  Then Tibi had to rescue Dorina!  We used pretend walkie talkies to communicate and even made the skeee noises!  We also took a break from our mission and had a moon snack – “Moon Pie

We read “A Pocket for Corduroy” one day and then practiced sewing large buttons on canvas.  The kids really enjoyed that too.  We practice writing our names, address, phone numbers, and they have started spelling a few small words.  They still love to sing and that is a daily activity.  Tibi makes up songs all day long about scriptures, numbers, and whatever it is he is doing at the time.  He may be a song writer someday!  The kids love to sing to Jesus and do it all day long!  They also enjoy creative play and are so cute when they play!  They really enjoy imitating every thing that Mommy and Daddy do – that keeps us on our toes!  :-)s!”  The kids had a blast!!!!

IMG_0136We have had fun reading books, riding bikes, playing Frisbee and many other things.  It has been a wonderful time!  The kids have learned many more scripture verses and pray for every one and every thing.  They listen to hear what God is telling them and are so sweet and loving!  We are so proud and so blessed!  We thank God for each day!

Let the Summer Fun Begin…

first photo of kidsOne year ago today, we started this blog to chronicle our journey to be “A Forever Family.” God has blessed us beyond our dreams. This is the first photo that we saw of our kids back in the fall of last year. Last year was a flurry of activity to get ready to meet our children and bring them home. What a wonderful journey it has been!

We just talking about it today, how much the children have grown and how much they know since January 14 of this year! They have such amazing vocabulary already and have conversations with adults who would never guess that our the kids’ first language was Hungarian and not English. They have learned so much in such a short time! We are so proud of them! Daddy has been a very good teacher at home school! The children are able to write their numbers to 50 with some help. This week they have been reading rhyming words by sounding them out. I have always been a firm believer in Phonics, but I have seen it proved true in my own children! They read the book “Andy” by Tomi De Paola. I helped them a little, but they read the rhyming words by themselves!!!! They are able to spell words if we make the sounds for them. They are on the verge of spelling.

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This week, we went to church conference in Mobile. While Daddy went to his meetings, the kids and I hung out at the pool. Tibi, by the way, sounded out “pool” all by himself and read his first word that first day. Anyway, back to the pool. Tibi was very timid when he first stepped foot in the pool. We got them both arm floaties, so we let them walk in by themselves. Dorina walked right in but Tibi was still afraid of the water. The first day, they didn’t put their heads under the water, but their confidence grew as they realized they could go all over the pool with their floaties and still be safe. We played with a beach ball, played tag, and swam all around. The second day, they both were much braver. Dorina even put her head under the water and started jumping in to me. Then she asked to take her floaties off. I kept her in the 3 foot area, but she did wonderful! She even jumped in and swam to Daddy and Mommy with her face in the water! Tibi kept his floaties on but he did do some jumping in and he put his face under the water at least once! We had such a wonderful time swimming together and playing! The kids didn’t want to get out of the water! We have water babies now!!!
Our children have learned so much English and we are so proud! It is still cute when they make little errors in their speech. Here are some of our newest sayings…..Tibi was talking about our family and he said, “I like aus.” He meant I like all of us!

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“It’s blinking, but I am ok, ” Tibi said. He meant it was bleeding. He also asked us “Do you have a probbob?” He was playing doctor and wanted to know if we had a problem for him to treat.

One day I was talking about someone lying down and Dorina said, “Number 9, Do not lie!” That is number nine of the ten commandments. I had to explain to them that lying down and telling a lie are not the same.

We are so proud of how much the kids love God and how many scriptures they have learned. Today, the kids wrote special love notes to Jesus and put them in a plastic heart that they have. It was so so sweet! They pray every night for all of the people that they know who are in need and especially for children who are being adopted from Hungary (and their families). They pray for Mommy and Daddy and all of their family too. They thank God for so many things and pray about everything! They are great teachers for their Mommy and Daddy about faith! They are learning the 23rd Psalm, I Cor 13 and they already know the 10 commandments and several other verses. They frequently recite their verses throughout the day. They also know so many “Jesus songs” as they call them. They really enjoy the “Bullfrogs and Butterflies” series and the “Psalty Kid’s Praise” series. I have enjoyed teaching them the songs of my childhood. When we hear the children singing their hearts to Jesus in praise and worship, it brings tears of joy to our eyes and smiles to our faces! God has blessed us so much! So many people have said to us that “the kids are so blessed to have you.” But the truth is, we are the ones who are blessed to have them in our lives! They are so full of love and happiness and joy! They have taught us about God’s love!

new familyThank you Father God for our beautiful family! Thank you for blessing us with these beautiful children! Thank you for giving us so much love and joy in our family! We worship you and praise you for all that you have done, all that you are doing, and all that you have in store for us!!!!

First Mother’s Day

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I have waited so many years to celebrate this day! I thank God for the title of Mommy! That morning, the children took me to breakfast 🙂 We had fun. I gave Tibi some money and we went to Hardees. Dorina and Tibi ordered for me and paid for it. They thought it was fun to take Mommy to breakfast! Tibi even remembered to order coffee for Mommy! It was precious.

Mothers day giftThey gave me a beautiful necklace – two actually! Daddy ordered a cross from Lifeline for the kids to give to me and he also ordered a beautiful mother’s necklace! I really wanted one and this one is beautiful!!!! It has a stone for all three of my children on it! There is one for Makayla, Dorina, and Tibi!

Every day is mother’s day when I hear those precious words, “I love you Mommy!”

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The children are learning and growing so much every day! I am amazed at how much they have learned. They know almost all of the phonics cards we have been working on and make almost all of the sounds correctly now. We are working on a few sounds but they know all of the sounds of the alphabet and are starting to work on blends. They can spell simple words when we sound them out and we are working on reading rhyming words. They can count to 100 with a little help (after 30, they need some help on the tens). They use longer sentences and are actually using compound sentences now and pronouns! Dorina has been reading a rhyming book every day.

DSCN4022We have been doing role play to help learn how to act in social situations. They enjoy role play time. Sometimes we act it out and sometimes we use Barbie Dolls. They have learned so much through role play.

DSCN4028Here are some of their newest and cutest sayings – carrot card (credit card) and take off the beep beep beep – the bar code sticker. Tibi likes to use the camya (camera) and Dorina likes to do the puzzool (puzzle). Whenever something seems sad or hard, Tibi says “It’ll be alright.” If you ask them to do something they may say, “Alrighty.” If something happens in the morning, “Dorina did it in the good morning.” And the most frequently heard phrase from Dorina is “all kinds of stuff.”

Here is our goodnight chorus! – I love you. – I love you more. – I love you most. – I love you to the moon and back. – I love you to infinity and beyond!

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We have fun playing games, singing, dancing, laughing, and just being together!!!

They are so sweet and we are so very proud of them! They make each day special and bring so much joy and happiness to our house! Parenthood agrees with us! Daddy dances and laughs and smiles more than I have ever seen! Each day is full of joy and wonderful surprises! We love them so much and they shower us with love every day! “I love you to infinity and beyond!”

Life in the Rosetta House

turtlesLife in the Rosetta House is full of wonderful surprises, love, and laughter.  The children really like to help out around the house.  They are great helpers in the kitchen.  Tonight, when Mommy came home from work, Daddy was working on dinner.  Dorina and Tibi were cutting up hot dogs to go in the corn dog casserole.   It was yummy!  They help with cleaning the house too and they enjoy helping.  They are great at helping clear the table, wash the table, and put the dishes in the dishwasher.  They enjoy helping.  We are very proud of our little helpers!  They have also helped Daddy plant flowers and work in the yard!

Our favorite time of day is after showers when we sit down together to read the Bible and pray.  The children have been learning scripture verses.  They know 5 of them now.  We have also been learning about the 10 Commandments.  One day we were studying the story of Moses and the 10 commandments.  We read about how Moses went up on the mountain to be alone with God and how God wrote on the tablets, Dorina said, “how sweet.”  They know almost all of the commandments by memory now and they also apply them to other Bible stories and every day life.  We were reading about Elijah and how King Ahab wanted the people to worship Baal and Tibi said “Number one – God is the only God and Number two – Worship only God!”  It is so amazing to watch God work in their hearts.  It is so awesome how Dorina and Tibi are hungry for God’s Word and how they love Him so much!

Each night after Bible time, we spend time praying.  When we were praying and talking about loving God one night, Tibi said, “Jesus,  God, I love you both!”  Each night, they say, “I’m sorry God for what I did wrong,” and “I love you God.”  The children enjoy praying for others in the church and for family members.  They pray for each other and they pray that God will help them too.  One night, Dorina asked God to help her make the “Z” sound that she was having trouble with.  (We work on Saxon Phonics)  She then tried to make the sound and made it perfectly!  She has made it every since!  She was so excited that God had answered her prayer so quickly!  After we pray, we also pause and listen for what God has to say to us.  It is so awesome to watch them get quiet and see them get huge smiles on their faces.  When we ask them what they are smiling about, they say things like, “God told me He loves me.  I feel God loving me.  God told me He forgives me for what I did wrong today.  God told me to obey Mommy and Daddy.”  They are teaching Mommy and Daddy more about God every day!

bikesTonight was a beautiful evening so we went for a bike ride.  The children enjoy riding their new bikes.  Tibi has some weakness in his legs and bike riding is a great exercise for him.  He is already making improvement.  His feet turned out and his legs were very weak when we first met him.  He has been practicing keeping his feet pointed forward and walking.  He is also practicing his endurance on his bike and he is making great progress.  We have quite a few hills around our place and at first he needed a lot of help to get up those hills, but he is doing wonderful now!  There is a pond, not too far from our house.  We like to ride the bikes to the pond and feed the turtles!  We have found that the turtles like popcorn and bread crumbs.  The kids really enjoy watching the turtles come right up to us and get the bread.  Even the fish enjoyed it that last time!  We enjoyed seeing the baby turtles the last time!

Recently, Papa and Nonnie sent us the Barbies that Mommy used to play with as a child.  It brought back some wonderful memories for Mommy!  But it was so amazing how God sent them at just the right time!  We set them up and each took some of the Barbies and set up the store/hospital/house and started playing.  I had no idea what great role play we would have that day!  We talked about behaviors in social settings and other issues that the children have been working on.  It was amazing how God led our play time and helped the children understand some of the rules that Mommy and Daddy have been teaching them!  God always lead us if we will only listen and follow!  I hadn’t thought of Barbie doll role play – but it was perfect!

We are thankful for each day that we get to spend together!  The children are so happy and full of life.  They are speaking in full sentences and beginning to use pronouns correctly.  They know all of the sounds to the alphabet and are working on spelling short words and rhyming words.  They are learning their address and so much more.  We are so proud of them!  They work very hard and learn and grow each day!  Each day we lean on God for guidance and direction and He is so faithful to provide!  We are all growing closer to the Lord every day!

Atlanta Symphony

kids at concert collageFriday night, we took the kids to hear the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at Callaway Gardens. It was a very special event for us.

In 2009, Tony took me on a date to this very event. It was a very special night where Tony realized how much he loved me, and I knew we would be married. He almost proposed to me that night. Now, in 2013, we enjoyed it as a family!

The kids already have a love for music, and they really enjoyed the concert! Tibi danced by himself to the music and Dorina danced with Mommy. They sat and listed intently to all of the songs.

pictures the kids tookWe bought a pair of binoculars before we went and they had fun looking at the musicians and instruments. We also had given them an old camera (or camya as Tibi calls it) to use. They had a blast taking pictures and they are quite good at it! They imitate Daddy and his photography very well, including making you pose just right (stand here, scoot over there, put your hand here, and smile please).  The photos on the right were taken by Photographers Tibi and Dorina!

We had a picnic before the concert of some of Daddy’s delicious food. It was a beautiful evening! We had such a fun time! Many people commented on how sweet our children are. We are so proud of them and thank God every day!

kids at callawayWe also had a chance to see some of Callaway Gardens.  Dorina was not as scared of the butterflies this time and one even landed on her foot!  She had fun taking pictures of the butterflies and flowers.  We also toured the Horticultural Center and they enjoyed the plants and flowers there.

First Doctor Visit

kids at doctorThe children had their first appointment with the doctor. God did an awesome job!

When we were in Hungary, we discovered that the children were afraid of a lot of things and one of them was a doctor. When we would talk about taking Dorina to the doctor to have her earrings removed, she threw a huge kicking and screaming fit. So we started talking about how God would be with them

Several weeks ago the children started to learn scriptures verses. The first one was “Trust in The Lord with all your heart.” We talked about how we could trust God in everything and how He is with us and takes care of us. They learned to trust Him through thunderstorms, noisy toilets, bugs, spiders, helping them with lessons, helping them find missing things, and helping them obey. We talked about the doctor often and how God would take care of them.

We made the first appointment when Mommy was off of work. The day before, the office called and it was rescheduled it with a different doctor. Then it was on a day Mommy was working so they rescheduled it again.. Then they rescheduled it again with a different doctor. I write all of this to say that God had His hand on choosing their doctor and the nurse who worked with them.

We had prayed about where to go. the adoption agency had recommended an Adoption clinic in Bham but we felt led to go somewhere else. We went to Dothan Pediatrics and saw Dr. Barron and the nurse working with him that day was Cindy. She had worked with several adoptive families before and was so kind and helpful! She was able to help us decipher the kids shot records from Hungary which had not been written properly by the doctor we saw in Hungary to get the kids reports for the US Embassy. Dr. Barron was so kind and patient and gentle. He understood the kids fears and helped us make the right decisions. We are so grateful.

The kids did wonderfully. It was a very long morning for the kids but they left thanking God for Dr. Barron. Dorina had said before we went that she did not like boy doctors, but as we were leaving the office, she said, Dr. Barron is sweet. Now I don’t like girl doctors, just boys.” That was amazing since she got 5 shots to finish her immunization a and get her current. She and Tibi was so brave and so good! They kept praying the whole time and trusting God and God was with them!

We are so proud of them and so grateful for how God is teaching them and caring for them!