Monday, April 25, 2011

I looked at these past few months and how the Lord took a baby that I was told" do not get too attached she won't make it."  A baby that nurses told me they did not need to do an HIV test because they "could tell by looking at her that she was going to be positive."

I remember back to the very first day when I met Grace when I saw her in her grandmothers room wrapped in a towel as a diaper sweating like crazy. I took her and immediately put a diaper on her realizing that inside the towel were leaves and this was part of a witch craft ritual. Those first few days after I became her mom as I woke up almost every hour of the night and spent hours each day at the hospital.I remember the night I told all the kids and the nannies to be careful with her because of the possible HIV and the looks of fear and disgust that came over every face as the moved away from where I was standing holding her. I remember the nanny refusing to care for her.  I remember the developmental delays that I thought she would face.  I remember praying for the Lord to heal her and use her for His Glory.

Then I remember the day I was told that she was walking right on track at 12 months old. The day 6 months after the initial HIV test that I heard the word NEGITIVO come out of the doctors mouth. I think back to the updates on Grace that all of the children LOVE her and are always asking to play with her. And I think back to the latest update at 15 months old  she was so determined to hang out with the older kids that she walked almost a mile by herself.

All this to say that
the witch craft did not heal Grace.
the doctors did not heal Grace.
I did not heal Grace.

The power of the Lord the same power that raised Jesus from the dead. The same power of the Spirit that lives inside of each of us.

The Lord's POWER is what healed Grace.

Romans 8: 11 says:
"And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you."

So this Easter season I am rejoicing in the power of our God!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


Introducing the BABY FRO

I am going to give Grace a little baby fro and I am so excited about it but I need tips and as much info and I can get because I have no clue how to do A.A. hair especially when we have limited access to products and hair salons.

here is the look we are going for
Just kidding I just thought this was a funny picture

for real more like this in 2 year old version

Any suggestions?

Friday, April 15, 2011

Today I am a very blessed momma of a beautiful 15 month old! I am so proud of how far she has come in the past 9 months she has gained 16 POUNDS!
She now weighs 24 pounds.

When I met Grace 9 months ago she couldn't move, she made no noise, she could not even drink a 3 ounce bottle.

Now she is obviously eating plenty, walking, and talking (one of the hardest languages to learn). She is developmentally right on track!

Since all I have is internet to do the percentile calculations she went from not even on the charts to somewhere between the 50 and 75 percentile for her weight and age! Is that not amazing! 


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

First Language

I was talking to my sweet friend in Honduras last night and she was giving me an update on Grace.

I ask so is she talking yet?

she said yeah a few words

I said okay since this is the question everyone wants to know ENGLISH OR SPANISH.



MISKITO-YES.... Looks like my little Miskito princess is claiming Miskito as her first language. The hardest one. So now maybe she will teach me!

She also told me that Grace loves to come to the guest house and gets really excited and happy when she gets to go. I am convinced this is because remembers that is where mommy lives.

Wish I had a new picture to show you all but maybe I will get one soon!!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Root Ministries 2011

Just to update everyone on where Root Ministries is today and what we (I, volunteers, teams, and local people) will be doing  starting NEXT MONTH! There are currently three main aspects of Root Ministries: Forgotten Children, Community Outreach, and Prison Ministry.

Root Ministries Forgotten Children -You all know about my first daughter Grace.   In May I will be opening up my home to other orphans, abandoned and street children that will be raised as my family.

 Root Ministries Community Outreach works in the slums of Puerto Lempira five days a week and focuses on:
-Spiritual Development
-Mentoring Young Mothers through one on one discipleship with older Honduran women
-Malnourishment prevention- through feeding programs and young mother education
-Education- tutoring to get every child in school
-Basic Health and Hygiene classes
-Community involvement and self sufficiency through gardens

Root Ministries Prison Ministry works one day a week in the local prison forming relationships with the people there and setting up accountability groups within the prison.