|November 24, 2005
To all our dear friends ... all
over the world ...
How can we ever begin to tell
you what the past few months has meant to our family and to so
many around this world? On August 29th, 2005 - life
changed for so many.
Many of you have lost
everything you worked so hard for over the years. And so
many have realized what the most special gift in life really is
... your own life and the lives of your family and friends.
As we spend our day today here
in Powhatan, Virginia ... we are continually reminded of our
blessings. God has given us blessings too numerous to
For years, Curtis and I have
wanted friends to fellowship with ... more children for Brady to
grow up with ... and all in just a few short months ... we have
been blessed over and over with your precious emails, phone
calls and the strength to give so many storm victims our love
and hope and encouragement. We still pray for each one who
has gone through such horrible tradgedies ... and for each one
who has opened up their homes, hearts, pocket books and so much
more to help your neighbors. Our friends are now too
numerous to count. However ... I believe that if we meet
on the blessed shores of Heaven ... we will know each other!
|We have also been blessed with a
precious new family. Brady finally has 4 brothers and
sisters. They are all siblings and were all abandoned by
their parents about 6 months ago. We are adopting them and
can't be happier! Our house is really buzzing with
tractors, trains, laughing and crying little ones - all from 6
years old (Brady) down to 6 months old. Curtis and I are
asking for lots of patience and lots of energy! 3 in
diapers is a real challenge!
Abbey Lynne, John, James, Brady
and baby Jacob on the way
There are no words to describe what
this Thanksgiving day means to US! God has been so very good!
We may not live in a big fancy house
(but our log house is on the way! Finally!) ... we may not be the
richest kids on the block ... but we have 5 wonderful children here ...
4 little ones in Heaven ... a warm, comfortable home ... a wonderful
church where we can worship and praise God for his blessings ... the
world's greatest parents ... the world's greatest friends ... God's
beautiful blue skies ... green grass ... pretty pansies on the porch ...
gorgeous Fall leaves blowing in the breeze ... hopes for tons of snow
this winter ... a quilt in the frame ... pantry shelves full ... more
love and hugs and kisses than we can handle ... the YOU ... every one of
you that has supported the website from the beginning ... cared for us
... prayed for us ... and thought of us.
Thank you ... and May God bless each
and everyone in a very special way this day!
Thank you for helping to adopt families
for the Katrina Angel Tree ... and thank you for sharing your love with
people you don't even know.
That's what life is ALL ABOUT!
Don't forget ... you are in our
thoughts and prayers! If you ever need anything at all ... be sure
and let us know!
With much love! Curtis &
Katrina Blankenship ... and the Blankenship family!