Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Blessed...Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from the Compton's

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Blessed
What a crazy year this has been!  This time last year, we praying for a miracle to have Emmanuel home as soon as possible.  This year, we reflect on the blessings of our new family.  On December 3rd, we celebrated his third birthday and on the 18th we celebrated his five month anniversary of being home. 





The last five months have been exciting, fun and challenging in a variety of different ways.  However, God has been perfect in his timing to bless, renew and refresh us.  Emmanuel is doing so well!  His amazing heart and desire to be a good boy is truly teaching us.   I am inspired by his ability to memorize scripture and his desire to hear God's word on my phone.  I truly pray, we are the parents God has called to be and we disciple him in ways of our Lord.

Jessica - has completed her first semester of her senior year with 4.0.  We are proud of her effort to finish strong.  Amazed, at how fast this has gone for her.

Shannon - continues to excel and persevere in her junior year in HS.   Love her passion to excel and amazed how it pushes and inspires me.  I just wish I told her more often.   I am so thankful for Cade, and the way he treats Shannon.



We are so grateful to everyone who has followed us along this incredible journey to submit to God's call.  The phone calls, messages, hugs, smiles and gifts has deepened our faith in a God who answers every prayer. 

This new video was taken right after we first met Emmanuel.  This was the first time we heard him speak.  We hadn't planned on showing him his photobook that morning, but excitement took over. 





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