Tuesday, November 3, 2015

A Special Expansion of our Little Family…❤

I had hopes of sharing about our new sister sooner than this, but alas!
Time flies when you are busy, my friends, and that is exactly what it has been these past few weeks...

 

With all the birthdays and other celebratory events we had in October (including Nancy's first orchestra concert), I just did not get a chance to write about Sindy and introduce her to you...
I know you will enjoy getting to know her as much as I have...

I will admit this hasn't been an easy journey, but I know it is worth it, and I am thankful for the sweet encouragement I have received from my parents and blog friends...and I prayed and asked the Lord to give me a love...a true, beautiful love for Sindy, and I can honestly say He has...it started off small, and it continues to grow...

Love is not always something we feel, but rather a choice, and I believe that when we choose to love like Jesus loved, we will see a remarkable change...it may not come right away, but it develops over time.



We are typical sisters and have our little ''problems'' from time to time, but generally speaking, we get along wonderfully and grow closer day by day...  And the little girls adore Sindy and invite her to join their games whenever they can...and she is so gracious that she gives in...{{smiles}}

It does take time to get to know someone...to discover who they are and their hearts, and I know it has been challenging for her as well as me, but there is a beauty in placing the other person above all our own needs and wants...

The Bible instructs us to take care of the orphans and the widows...this may not always mean adoption/fostering, but also financial support, or the giving up of your time through serving in an orphanage, helping a widow with things she need done, etc.
God uses us all in different ways and has a unique plan in mind for each of us and for our families...


We believe the Lord orchestrated this change, and when we trust Him with our lives, we can rest in knowing He has everything in the palm of His hand...all the good things and all the difficult, challenging things we will face...
Everything is ultimately for His glory, and I am humbled He chose us to be a part of that...



I will be sharing more about Sindy in the coming weeks...already she has discovered she enjoys papercrafting, and is helping me with making my mini cards...what a blessing!


And I think she is thrilled to be adding new skills to her reportoire such as cooking, baking and soon preserving...with summer just around the corner, we are looking forward to fresh fruit coming in...we love making jams, chutneys, pickles and preserves, and Sindy is keen to learn!

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 I wish each of you a very blessed November...I do apologise for being absent for a few days, especially after writing about the surprise I had for you this Friday past...do keep an eye out as it is coming within the next day or so...I haven't forgotten!

Blessings and love,

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21 comments:

Lydia Scott said...

I look forward to hearing more Kelly-Anne. I hope and pray God blesses you through this time!

Debby Ray said...

Kelly-Anne...congratulations on the new addition to your sweet family! Sindy is absolutely beautiful and I love the photos of you all lovely girls! Praying that all goes well during this time of adjusting to one another...how exciting this is!!

Margie said...

A warm welcome to your new sister by choice! I'm sure that you'll enrich each other's lives in a myriad of ways.


Ida said...

What a sweet and lovely post.

Elizabeth said...

What a special post! I loved reading and look forward to learning more about Sindy. The pictures of her with the rest of you girls are so sweet! I've always loved reading foster and adoption stories- what a beautiful picture it paints of how God lovingly adopted us as His children and into His forever family. Sending much love to you!!

Cheryl said...

May the dear Lord bless you all for taking care of one of His precious ones! I know it is a challenge, and I am so thankful for your willingness to serve your new sister and meet her needs, in spite of personal sacrifice. You are a shining light for Jesus and such a dear blessing to us all! :) I know He will reward you, in return. Keep being faithful and so sweet!!

Christine said...

Hello to Sindy & warm smiles & hugs! What a blessing you are, Kelly Anne to help this young woman & nurture her & what a great example to your family!
I agree wholeheartedly that to love is a choice & we can be active in sharing it with Gods grace!
God bless

living from glory to glory said...

Hello, I can say that you are all very brave in doing this act of kindness for your family and for this lovely girl! I know you will look to the Lord for direction and His love for all that you will encounter.
Rejection and wounds are something that takes a long time to heal. But you will all grow and no matter what the time frame will be, God is in control!
Blessings, Roxy

Amy said...

How very sweet and precious this is Kelly-Anne! May you all continue to grow together and learn from one another. All children need to be loved ( even from the older sisters). Keep up the great work, God will indeed reward you and just think of all the blessings!
Enjoy the moments as they come ♡
Hugs, Amy

SpicingUpIdaho said...

What a special post dear Kelly-Anne! You have been so very busy, and I was looking forward with great anticipation to your surprise, and such a special surprise it is! Indeed, it takes a bit of time to have a new family member and the personal sacrifice that may be involved too - but you look so sweet together, and I pray that the Lord blesses your family richly, and sweet Sindy too as you learn more about each other and grow in love! Many blessings to you dear Kelly-Anne!

Paige said...

Welcome Sindy! :) Thanks for introducing us to your lovely new sister. What a big change this is for your family. May the Lord continue to bless you as you all grow together.

Net - "It's a Wonderful Movie" said...

Blessings and prayers to you Kelly-Anne and your family!!! :)

Nadya said...

The photo of the seven of you is too lovely and I so enjoyed reading your honest words. I do hope I will someday have a chance to visit you all in person, love, Nadya.

Alex said...

Amazing, you are all stepping forward in Grace....love is so creative, who knows what blessings it will bring...already you have some, there will be more for all concerned :)

Beautiful photos btw

Darryl Rhynes said...

Love and grace. Praise God. What a wonderful lesson we can learn from your post. I am blessed from reading it. Good luck on your journey together and God bless.

Ashley said...

Welcome to Sindy! She is beautiful! Love the pictures, such a sweet post! Blessings to you and your family! <3

Daniela said...

Blessings to you, darling Kelly-Anne, to every sister of yours, especially to the lovely Sindy and to your parents, you're so very special !!
Sending love and hugs to you all, God is by your side, I'm sure !

Wholeaheartedly
Dany

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Kelly-Anne, what a beautiful photo of all you girls! And welcome, Sindy! What a joy to read this beautiful and transparent post, Kelly-Anne. It's a wonderful blessing to Sindy to be part of your family in spite of the loss of her dear foster parents. But I know that, while it is always hard for a change, you will all grow closer to each other...and closer to the Lord Jesus. Praise God for the many blessings He is giving each of you! Beautiful girls, and I pray that God would continue to bless this part of your journey! Hugs!

Anonymous said...

Hello dear Kelly~Anne....
I have missed visiting your blog!
I am so excited with you about your new sister, Sindy. What a blessing your family must be to her and she must be to you all. I can tell that all you girls will grow close to each other and will enjoy one another very much....a sister is a precious gift~ I look forward to hearing of your adventures together.
Smiles your way dear!
Love Ashleigh

Mildred said...

Such wonderful news. Sindy is lovely and I pray the Lord blesses each of you and your relationship to Him and with one another.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Isn't Sindy just a beautiful girl??? I know she is most welcomed and loved to be in your dear family, Kelly-Anne, and you have another sister to love!! What a lovely picture you all make, with such sweet, happy faces. You are all blessed. Loving hugs are sent your way, sweet friend.