12/11/09

2009 Christmas card



Top Pics L-R: Evan(4 1/2), Amy Bradley Lauren Asher & Evan, Asher (3)
Middle: Lauren & Mike, Terry & Brad, Melissa & Bradley
Bottom: Levi(3 1/2), David Taylor Levi & Amy, Taylor (11)

Quick Family Update:
2009 was a difficult year but also a blessed one. Brad's job was somewhat rocky but the Lord brought us through...as always. And the things we learn along the way are immeasurable.

Amy is a full time nursing student and her husband David is still working IT for a company in Delaware. Taylor visits only a few times a year since she is currently living on the west coast so we all cherish the time we have with her. Levi spends his weekdays with Nana (that's me!) while Amy goes to School...makes for fun and active days!

Lauren is still going to school for animal science and working full time at a local animal hospital. Lauren's boyfriend Mike is still working as an electrician when home and also touring with his band throughout the US.

Bradley is finishing his last semester for his degree at Rowan University. He's now working toward his Masters degree in education. His girlfriend Melissa is also a Rowan student working on her Master's in Psychology.

Evan has started preschool 3 days a week for 2 1/2 hours and is loving it! If was a little rough at first but he loves being with his friends. He also is adjusting to his new brother Asher, who came home in Sept.

As most of you know, Asher is home at last and we are all rejoicing for what the Lord has done. He is adjusting better than I could have imagined. His first week home was spent in the hospital as he has sickle cell anemia and had a serious infection. He was also having a SC crisis with the trauma of leaving his home in Haiti. But if you could see him now you never would know how sick this little boy was. He is healthy and even naughty! But in a good way :-) His adjustment to home life has been amazing and he continues to improve physically, emotionally, and developmentally every day.

As for Me (Terry) My life is full! I have the 3 boys during the week and that keeps me very very busy...loving every minute! I do have a few plans for the coming year but nothing I'm ready to share. And no, it doesn't involve adopting a daughter...not yet anyway :-) Who knows what 2010 will bring but I know we can do all things through Christ who give us His strength.

Thank you all for your prayers and God Bless each one of you!

9 comments:

rebecca said...

Cute card! Have a Blessed Christmas!

Heather said...

Terry, your family is such a lovely reminder to us all of the things God can and will do for us when we just step out of His way and walk in His Will. What a blessing it has been, over the years, getting to know for your family! Merry Christmas dear friend, Heather (MDMOM)

Tracy said...

What a fully blessed year!!! And, a very beautiful family.

Kathy C. said...

Very nice.

whenpigsfly said...

What a great family you have! I really enjoyed your year -end update.It reads a lot like ours will when I get it written. Have a wonderful Christmas holiday season and a blessed next year!
Linda

Jean said...

Hi Terry!
I love hearing about your family!! I am so glad your little guy is home and doing well!

Yes we are bringing home two daughters from CHINA!l Bio sibs! We hope to travel in May or June 2010! To be honest I have had the feeling like a boy may be in our future! I would LOVE to see a girl in yours!!

Enjoy your boys!! Bless you!
Jean

One Happy Momma said...

Oh Terry -

I just love seeing your family Christmas card each year!

And so happy to see Asher is home and a part of the family!

What an exciting Christmas morning you aregoing to have this year. :)

I can't wait to find out what your plans are for the new year.

Blessings and hugs -

Cathy

Blessed Mom of Four, Now Five said...

I love the card dear friend, and enjoyed reading about all of your precious family.
God is good!
Robbie

Katy said...

A busy and blessed year indeed! A very Merry Christmas to all of you!