Friday, March 29, 2013

Israel David - 4 Years Old!

On March 18, 2013 Israel turned 4 years old! Honestly...I did the math a few times making sure this was right. I really could NOT believe this amazing little blessing has already been in my life for 4 years. How is that possible? As I sit here trying to write this blog I find myself at a loss. Not a loss for words, but rather quite the opposite. I have so much I could say, so much I want to say, I'm overwhelmed with love and blessings for this precious little one who God blessed me can I possibly put it all into one little blog entry and do justice to the love in my heart?! So I thought I would try something a little different this time :-)

I - Incredible: Seriously I couldn't have started with a better word to describe this little boy. Israel is so incredible in so many ways. His ability to overcome challenges is incredible to me!

S - Sweet: Oh man, this one is perfect. Israel is SO sweet, and he has the ability to melt my heart over and over again. His precious looks, sweet smile, loving eyes, accepting heart...yup he is super sweet!

R - Real: With Israel, what you see is what you get! He doesn't try to pretend he is anyone other then exactly who he is. He doesn't hide his differences or shy away because of them.

A - Amazing: Israel never ceases to amaze me...on a daily basis too! His skills, tricks, talents, perseverance, patience and love amaze and inspire me all the time.

E - Enthusiastic: Israel has such a love for life! He intends to live life to the fullest and do it with all of his heart and soul. He is enthusiastic about so many things, and it's contagious!

L - Loving: Awe yes, Israel is so very loving. He loves from such a deep place in his heart that is astounding. He cares about his friends and family and loves them so much. I wish more people could love like he does!

HAPPY 4th BIRTHDAY Precious Israel.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Thank You Gifts (Pictures)

By now everyone should have received our thank you gifts, so I am safe to share them on here :-) I spent a lot of time trying to come up with a creative way to show our appreciation to everyone, but especially to those who went above and beyond in terms of financial blessings. I wanted it to be personal and from Izzy too! So here it is...MUGS! Each one is "hand" made by Izzy himself! It took us a lot of time and patience to get through all the mugs, but it was a wonderful opportunity to help him understand just how many people love him and wanted to help him get his wheelchair, and how important it is that those special people know how very thankful we are to them for their gifts.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Thank You

We continue to feel the blessings of everyone who had a part in Israel getting his wheelchair. When he is rolling around in it I can't help but think of each of you (regardless of if I know you or not). We wanted to make sure those who donated money know just how much we appreciate we are sending you a little something in the mail :-) Keep your eyes peeled in your mailbox over the next week, and please know that your generous gift to us will NOT be quickly forgotten. Thank you for being a blessing to our family in such a big way. And to those of who who prayed and shared our story we are very thankful for you as well! We couldn't have done it without all of you, and of course God!