Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Here we go again!!!

Am I the right guy? I don't know, but I'm the guy being asked, 
and the last thing I want to do is miss an opportunity 
or make God mad, so I just keep saying yes.  
-excerpt from Love Does by Bob Goff

I received an e-mail about a month ago from a friend who had the opportunity to visit Angel House, Suhn's former foster home in China. It contained the words "don't shoot me." 

It went something like this:

"The other pictures I am sending, Don't Shoot Me, at the request of Eva (the director of Angel House). She asked me about the parents who adopted Suhn... They were advocating for this little boy and they felt you two would be great for him. They asked if I would take his picture and send them to you."

It took a month of thinking and praying, but guess what??

We said YES!!

I am SO EXCITED to introduce you to OUR SON!

We are hoping to bring him home sometime next spring.

He is 3.5, has mild cerebral palsy (he is an independent walker), and according to his file, has a naughty streak. He is also (according to his file) smart, loving and kind.

We think he will be a perfect fit for our little (or not so little) clan.

For now, we are calling him "little boy," but we hope to have a more American sounding name for him soon. I didn't plan on adding to our family anytime soon, but I am so thankful God had other plans and can't wait to see where this next adventure takes us!

So, Here we Go Again! Let the paper pregnancy begin!!!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Love Does - Giveaway Winner!

Sorry for the delay, I know I said Friday, but our Internet has been MIA which meant no blog posts.

But, I am thankful to say, we are up and running again and I can tell you who won!

Simon pulled Beth Rymer's name out of the hat!

Congrats Beth! Let me know your mailing address and I will send out a copy of Love Does right away!

Have a wonderful weekend and Mother's Day everyone!!

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Love Does - A Giveaway

Sometimes I get free books if I agree to post a review of the book on my blog.  Sometimes I post book reviews simply because I want to share a book I love.

Love Does by Bob Goff falls under both categories.

I LOVED this book!!!

Bob, I hope he won’t mind if I call him that, has lived a life full of stories (unbelievable, crazy, funny, whimsical stories) which he shares in the pages of this book. His writing is easy to read, entertaining and laugh out loud funny, but don’t let that fool you. It is also challenging and profound.  

Even better, Bob’s life seems to back up the advice he shares. I kind of want to be like Bob when I grow up, in my own “secretly incredible” kind of way. Mainly because Bob wants to be like Jesus which makes me like him even more.  

If you are on the fence about whether to buy this book, allow me to push you off. Buy it, Read it, Mull over it, Laugh at it and then Share it. You will be glad you did!

In an effort to back up my strong belief that YOU should read this book, I am giving away a copy. Leave me a comment and I will announce a winner on Friday!

"I used to be afraid of failing at something that really mattered to me, 
but now I’m more afraid of succeeding at things that don’t matter.” 
Bob Goff

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com <http://BookSneeze®.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255