Monday, October 1, 2007

Happy Birthday Leah!

Leah, It is hard to believe that you are 20 years old today!! How do I express in words what I feel about you. I have told you a thousand times, but I am going to repeat it again. You are one of the strongest people I have ever met. You have gone through things that no one your age should ever have to experience....but you have walked through it with grace and wisdom. I am so proud of you sister!! Lauren and I are amazed at what God is doing in your heart and life. You are so alive!! You are a people-magnet....all of the girls in Fayetteville are so blessed to have you as their friend! You are beautiful in every way (just look at your smile)!! You are compassionate and care deeply for others....I can't wait for you to go to Guatemala with us. Thank you for your encouragement! I could not do this without you. I love you sister!



Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Leah!!!

ErikaW said...

Happy Happy Birthday LEAH!!!!

Erin Miller said...

Hey, Lindsey, look what I found today:

Tina Leoni at the DOS Guatemalan Adoption Desk (202-736-9090) has been assuring callers the DOS is "working behind the scenes to protect adoptions in process." She says the warning statement was aimed at families considering starting new adoption cases, not at families with existing cases underway (although a shut down would affect both new and long term cases).

See ... God is great! With pressure being kept up, we can work for the good of the kingdom. There may be hope. If you want to see the rest of the info,

Jennie Allen said...

Leah, you are all of our heros. You are truly becoming a compassionate young woman and Zac and I love you dearly! We miss you too! Happy Birthday!

Sydney said...

You are such a beautiful women both inside and out!
Love ya,

suzanne Mayernick said...

Lindsey and Chris, I write to you today with a saddened heart for ALL of the fatherless.There are so many questions that I can't answer, but have freedom in knowing that our sweet heavenly father is in control. All He asks is that we trust in Him. I'm so proud of ya'll for taking the road less traveled.It's not any easy one, but one full of joy. love you! Suzanne Mayernick

Anonymous said...

Hey Chris and Lindsey,
Wow, I did not realize the struggle that you all are enduring right now. And please now that my heart cries with you all. Being a "mother-to-be" my heart aches at the thought of losing such a piece of yourself. Even though she is not your biological daughter, the Lord has given you guys the heart and passion to love like she has been her whole life! Be encouraged that though you are weak, the Lord shines in His strength! Trust Him, have confidence in your faith! The Lord is Just, Right, True, Loving, and Faithful to His children! Blaine and I will be just two others on your team praying for God's timing and will! Love you guys huge! Love, Sammie and Blaine Peterson