Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Life as we love it



Thank you for the prayers for our first week with Rhoda. I am not sure how to adequately describe what a joy she has been to us. Is there anything more sweet than that big white teethed smile? I looked at her today during dinner and just marveled at the reality that she is "our" daughter. You would think that bathtubs are the greatest thing in all the world by the way she smiles and sings and plays during her bath time. Life is still so new and different and at times, overwhelming for her. It is challenging and we are daily praying for wisdom. But, day by day, she is getting used to being Jennifer Rhoda Allen and day by day we are learning how to love her and parent her. (More on the name tomorrow... It deserves its own blog!) Thanks again for your prayers and kind emails.

3 comments:

McDowells said...

How precious!
Congratulations Allen Family! We're praying for you all!

Keisha Suzanne said...

Congrats to you and your family and the newest member Jennifer. God holds the whole world in His hands and knew that you'd be just the parents to bless Jennifer with;)
P.S.
I'm the friend that Karen Hartman brought down last year at Christmas on our way to Tanzania with a few other friends. I think and pray for you guys often. And I'm still grateful for the books I was able to read on our trip over the holiday.
-Keisha

Marty said...

Hi Kamyrn
I love your writing. You are doing a great job with your blogs. You have a lot going so you have a lot to tell us. Especially about your new sister. Pretty exciting isn't it! ! ! We love getting the pictures. I hope your mouth is getting use to the braces as I know how they can hurt. Annabelle had braces also and talks about them. She changes the color of her bands each time she goes to the dentist.

We are watching the Mariners Game then going over to Bumpa and Bogge's place for dinner tonight. It would be fun to have you all join us. You will be there in our conversation.

We love you all.

Mogga and Papa