Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Our Adoption FundRaiser

Our 7 year old daughter, Kya, drew the design for our fundraiser t-shirt.

We are heading back to China for our 5th adoption and this time, well, we just don't have all the money that is needed for the $23,000 mission. We need to raise $10,000 of the funds. ...Seriously!...We have no back up plan. We must fully rely on God to multiply our efforts. We truly beleive he wants to use this adoption and these fund raising efforts to show others that lack of funds should not stop us from adopting. That children are a blessing from the Lord and He will bless us, bless you, if we just have faith.

So, with our Faith, Hope & Love t-shirts
(The Greatest of these is Love

Will you please be part of the miracle of adoption?

Order by May 22nd for the discount price of $18.



Please repost on your FB page and email to your friends/family to help bring JOY TO THE LORD!!

Payments can be made through our ChipIn acct on the sidebar of our blog THEN email size/# of tees with your address to dawn.clark@me.com

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A JOY-filled Mother's Day

Children are a heritage from the LORD, offspring a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. - Psalm 127:3-5

As a mother, all mother's days are special. No matter what happens, I'm still a mom and that's a blessing that nobody can take away. I have 4 incredible children that have been a blessing to me in so many ways.

~ Kya is smart and tender.
~ Autumn is creative and crazy.
~ Lily is spunky.
~ Aaron, my only son, is full of laughter and kisses.

I love them each so differently, so dearly, so deeply that each Mother's Day I am beyond thankful for them.


Some Mother's Day are just EXTRA special.

They bring us a little EXTRA something we didn't expect.

And sometimes they bring us great JOY.

This Mother's Day was one of those Extra Special JOY filled days


...we got a letter from China...

....a letter that said....

I am going to be a mom AGAIN

and her name is


This our Joy, our 5th child, the one I have waited for, the one I have prayed for.

~ Ms. Joy -- you are indeed a miracle and a blessing. And you make our Joy Complete! ~

Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.
John 16:24b

Thursday, May 5, 2011

It's Spring

From time to time, I look back at my blog here and think "Wow, I have some beautiful kids. And beautiful memories." I don't update much. We all have this thing now, you know, called "Facebook" and it's seem easy to post a picture each day or an album there on a special day. And, well, blog-land gets forgotten about. But what a beautiful collection of memories we gather here on these blogs. Let's be honest, it's really for us, not for the world. We like to look over our entries and remember how precious time is. How fleeting it is that our kids grow up and change. How blessed we are to have these special moments worthy of blogging over, worthy of capturing on camera. Worthy of remembering.

Today I post a few special memories from the past few months.

A family field trip to Annapolis...my sweeties, all 5 of them...how I adore them.

Another family field trip. Washington, D.C's Cherry Blossom Festival. Me and my Bug. She's grown so much and just celebrated her 4th birthday.

My son. My heart-throb. Running through the sprinklers on a warm Easter Sunday. I love him. Oh, I love him!

Look at my beauties. Kya and Autumn, all growing up, becoming such wonderful little ladies. Here they are on Easter Sunday in their "twin dresses". They just bless me so much. It's amazing to watch them grow.

Lord, thank you for these little ones, for my love Dale, for all the blessings you bring me each season of my life.