"To bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair." Isaiah 61:3
Sunday, March 29, 2009
No More Floggy
Today you get a special "guest blogger"...me: Elizabeth, a.k.a. Sissy. =) This morning we were pulling out of the driveway to go to church, when Grace suddenly lets out a horrified gasp. "What is that? Floggy?" "...Froggy?" I say slowly, trying to figure out what she was talking about. "Yep, floggy!" she responds enthusiastically. "Uhh. Flogging?" I was pretty sure that that wasn't the word Grace was trying to say, but hey. You never know. "Yep, the floggy is out there!" she pointed out the window. "Ohhh, foggy!" I say, finally figuring it out. This morning there was a really dense fog outside. She allowed herself a momentary self-satisfied smile at the fact that she knew what "fog" was, then spent the rest of the drive either talking to herself about the fog, or talking directly to the fog...I couldn't quite tell. While we were in church, the fog lifted significantly, but it was still a bit noticeable. As soon as we get out to the car, Grace yells at the top of her lungs. "Floggy is back! It's a monster!" "No, it's okay, Grace," I reassure her. "It's going away." "Floggy...no more floggy? He's gone?" she asks with wide eyes. "Yep, floggy left." "Floggy went away? Okay. High School Muzzical THREE divvy-dee!" (translation: High School Musical 3 DVD) This was a sure sign that the floggy would no longer be a problem.
Hello! My name is Paula Burckhard. I am married to Kevin and have five children: Elizabeth (18), Samuel (14), Grace (12 w/Down syndrome), Bella (7 w/Down syndrome adopted from Ukraine 2009); and Nole' (4 w/Down syndrome adopted from Serbia 2011) We are a family that loves God and desires to bring him Glory in all we do.
Nole' (listed as Nathan) Came Home on March 2, 2011 from Serbia!
Bella Bogdana Burckhard
This "beautiful gift from God" has been given to us through the miracle of adoption. She became part of our family in August 2009. We are excited to see how God will use this Ukrainian princess for his glory!