31 December 2007

Happy New Year's Eve!

Happy New Year's Eve, everyone! Elianna Ray is 11 months today. I can't believe we'll be celebrating her first birthday so quickly! At the end of this wonderful, crazy, blessed year I find myself praying for my blogging friends and OCEAN friends... 2008 will be filled with referrals and news of travel to bring Baby home!!! What incredible blessing the Lord Jesus has in store! That space in yourself that is an aching void will be filled with overwhelming joy for your new little love from the other side of the world, and you'll never be the same!

Oh, thank You, dear Father, for taking such loving care of all the little needy ones who are waiting to come HOME to their Forever Families, and for helping each of us mamas and daddies with a burden for the orphans that You have already ordained to be our child through Your grace and mercy!

A big kiss and hug from all the Hausams!
Laurie, Michael, Marg, Ricker, Jackie, Evangeline & "Sugar Ray"


emily said...

Happy New Year to one of my 2007 blessings. :) You are a faithful friend and wonderful encourager. Thank you!

Hope your family has a blessed
2008. I pray it holds a trip to Ethiopia to get my babies and a real-life meeting with my friend Laurie!

Melissa said...

Oh my! I feel like a superstar that you read my blog! You're famous at the Alexander house! Love your blog and your pictures. You have a beautiful family. Happy New Year!

Brad and Christy Sherrell said...

We are so blessed to be welcomed into the OCEAN family. We are looking forward to a wonderful 2008 with the addition of our little Kidus. Thank you for your support and prayers!

Lori said...

Happy New Year!! What a faithful blogger - I'm very jealous! Once I get a new camera Laurie, you better whatch out! :)

The new look is fabu - LOVE IT~