"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, May 6, 2009
Grace makes us laugh everyday, especially with her own “language” or GraceSpeak! Here’s the English language according to Grace:
Pretzel hot rod – pretzel rod
No rain, no paint?!? – Said as we drive past the 'scary' car wash!
“kdik,kdik” -- tickle tickle
Two minutes! – (while holding up two fingers) She says this whenever she wants us to wait for her to do anything…
My turn?--her way of asking if it is her night for DreamCatchers t-ball!
Yes or No? – She holds up both hands and we are supposed to touch the hand that represents “yes” or “no” —but, she always holds the answer “she” wants out closer to you and the other far back, so you can’t reach it to try to get the answer she wants!
Black or grey? – to ask which car we will take
Blue candy – Dove chocolates
Swimming, shower? – When she wants to go to the YMCA
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!