Ok I have gotten quite a few impatient comments and emails and I myself can't wait any longer to tell all of you our BIG NEWS!!! First of all it has nothing to do with China....sorry!!!!
So here goes.....I am sure there have been a few of you who have often wondered where our "Seven" kids are that we are always talking about having, and knowing that in all of the pictures you always count 5 , and that you know Franceska would make six, so where is 7?????
DON'T SCROLL DOWN OR YOU WILL RUIN THE SURPRISE!!!!!!!
I will try to be as brief as possible. Frank has another daughter by the name of Kellie Elyse. For various and private reasons he lost contact with her about 18 years ago. As you would think this has caused him alot of heartache thru the years. As well the rest of us. Astrud has prayed about Kellie since she was a little girl. We have always included her in our prayers and she has always been at the top of our Wishlist. Frank had given it all to God a long time ago and in his heart he knew that she would find him one day. WELL that day has come!!!!! Before I go any further I have to give all of the glory to our Father above because without him none of this would have been possible. We not only have gained our actually #5, but we gained an incredibly sweet, and caring SIL , Jon that obviouslyloves Kellie with all of his heart, and another adorable, precious , grandson LIAM!!! And when you get to the last picture of this post you will see what else we are getting in May!!!!
I can't tell you how unbelievably happy we all are. There is going to be alot of getting to know each other time, although they live in Washington, we ARE Family and we will make time to build our relationships!!!! We know we love her and we will wait forever for her to learn to love this , big, loud, crazy, did I say loud , funny, loving, argumentative, LOUD, hard loving family that she has just inherited. To all of our family and friends that thru the years have prayed for this along with us we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. So go now and enjoy the pictures, we are humbled and blessed beyond words.
Count them....1,2,3,4,5,6, and # 7 will be here sooooon!!!!!!!
Meme with Liam!!!! Just look at that precious smile!!
LOOK!!! Grandson #3 coming in May!!! We are so blessed!!