As for me, I know of nothing else but miracles. - Walt Whitman

Monday, November 19, 2018

2018-2019 School Photos...

Adrian - 10th grade

 Ashton - 8th grade

Malia - 7th grade

Jalen - 4th grade

Jordan - 4th grade

Shana's senior pictures aren't quite finished yet, but we will definitely post those when they are ready!


Monday, November 5, 2018

Welcome Home!!!

November is National Adoption Month, and today I would like to celebrate the adoption of some very dear family friends. The Steyer family recently brought precious Mahi home from Ethiopia, and Shana, Malia, Quintin, and I were privileged to welcome them home at the Columbus airport. Val was in Ethiopia for 12 long weeks fighting for her daughter, and we were able to help each other through some hard times. The daily texts we sent to each other around the world were precious to me, and I am so thankful that God moved through and in spite of all the sickness, fear, political turmoil, unknowns, frustration, doubts, tears, adoption closure, and heartbreak to bring Mahi home! He is ALWAYS greater! The Steyers' multiple adoption stories are a testimony to God's faithfulness, and I'm thankful that one little orphan boy from Ukraine brought about the Steyer/Manz friendship almost 6 years ago. I have no idea where our precious Vitalik is today, but I am thankful that God knows, sees, and cares for everyone, and that He brought about the adoptions of at least 5 dear children because of V's time here. 💗

Introducing Mahi!









Monday, October 29, 2018

Centre Lumiere Benefit Sale!

Come out and support the Centre Lumiere Benefit Sale on November 9-10! The sale will feature high-quality handmade items from Centre Lumiere, a school in southern Haiti that teaches women how to earn a living with dignity.

Monday, October 22, 2018

A Little Break...

Since Chris will be traveling for work every week until Thanksgiving, he took a little break last Friday and spent the day with Quintin and me. He was gone a couple of days last week, too, and flew back into Detroit on Thursday evening. We picked him up at the airport and headed to the Dearborn Inn, where we spent the night. Friday found us at The Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village. We had a nice little getaway!



At The Edison restaurant, Quintin told the waitress, "I will take pizza with cheese and butter." She couldn't believe he was only 2. :)





Quintin had a ball looking at all the cars and farm equipment.



























Tired little guy...