"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
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Thoughts by Grandma....
I’d heard Paula and Elizabeth use the word “adoption” but always thought it a passing thought or idea. I like my quiet routine of retirement. My children’s (spouses-grandchildren) lives were complete and settled. Secure in their homes, their days and activities were happy, busy, and rewarding. Little did I think there would be more. “In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.” Prov. 16:9. This new step is “unknown” and now there is a new “focus”-Bringing Bella Home-(already she is edging her way into our hearts.)
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!