Thursday, December 23, 2010


I had to post this sweet picture of the boys with Santa. We went to Matthew's school recently and had breakfast with Santa and got this sweet picture with him. We are all preparing to celebrate Jesus' birthday. I can't believe it is only 2 days away. My how the time flys.
As, we prepare for Jesus' birthday my heart is excited with anticipation, but longing for our daughter that is still so far away from us. I know God is with her preparing her for our family and wrapping her with his protective arms. We are hoping she will be here next year for Christmas. Oh what a wonderful Christmas that will be. Until then, I pray for her, long for her and cry for her. Sweet girl, we love you with all our hearts. We are coming, as soon as we can.
I am also filled with anticipation at what God has in store for us in this coming year. Our church is launching an "Outlive your Life" campaign. Wow! Wait a minute God. I thought you might be finished with us for a while. Well, I guess not. I am so happy to be on this Life's journey with my Savior. Can't wait to see what he does next. I am just leaning on HIM, letting him guide me as he holds my families hand to follow HIM.

Wishing Everyone the Best Christmas Ever!

Friday, December 10, 2010


Our FBI fingerprints reports came in the mail today. I have been going to the mail box for weeks, opening it and looking in and being disappointed. Today, Mike checked the box and came walking casually in the house and handed me 2 brown envelopes that were from the FBI. I nearly jumped out of my skin, opened them and did the Whoop Hoo dance around our kitchen, yelled and laughed with happiness. Well, it took 6 weeks and 3 days for us to get these reports back and man it felt like 6 months. I am so glad Mike was home to share in the experience and happiness of when these came back to us. I know everything is in God's perfect timing but it sure is hard to wait patiently at times. So, glad to get this back and begin to move forward with our home study and complete our dossier. Precious little girl, we are praying for you, yearning to know your face, and can't wait to swoop you up in our arms and hold you tight.

May the God of Hope fill you with all joy and peace... Romans 15:13

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


I can't believe it, but it did snow today. Only for 20 minutes or so but remember yesterday, I said it would be perfect if it snowed. Oh, I hope the boys saw the snow at school today. It is beautiful. Maybe we will get some more. This picture doesn't do it justice. The crazy thing is its sunny outside now and you can't even tell it snowed. Mississippi weather. It was nice while it lasted.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Boy We Have Been Busy

If you have been wondering what the Birdsong's have been up to lately...

We had a great Thanksgiving day with family and friends. I didn't get one picture of Thanksgiving, I guess I was too busy cooking.

As usual, we got our Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving and decorated it with all types of ornaments. It's an old fashioned tree with candy canes too. Our Elf showed up really early this year. If you look hard you can see "Alfie" in the tree.

Here's a picture of our 2nd annual " Marshmellow Wreath" We hang it in the yard for the birds at Christmas. Oh what fun! We had a great time putting all those marshmellows on the wreath.

This is my most favorite time of the year. We love to ride around and look at Christmas lights while listening to Christmas music. I Love it! It's all about baby Jesus, family and friends. Now if we could get a little snow. It would be perfect. Doubt that will happen here in Mississippi.

Enjoy this special time of the year, take time for friends and family. Life is too short to miss out on the Joy of Christmas.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Can't believe Ethan is four today! What a precious little boy you are Ethan. God has blessed our family with you and all your joy you bring into our home. You are silly, funny and so special with your beautiful red hair. Happy Birthday!!

Of course we celebrated over the weekend with a jumper party( just like Matthew). We planned to go to eat pizza with the whole family tonight but Mikey got stuck in Atlanta :((( Waaa Waaa
The boys and I ate pizza at (of all places) Subway cause that's where Ethan wanted to go,
I will post pictures later. My computer is acting wacky and I can't download them right now. The boys were really funny at Subway.
Happy Birthday Ethan! We love You.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Our First Girly Gift

I've been meaning to post this for a long time but have had problems with my camera. My sweet friend Melanie and her family gave us this precious gift for our little girl. Oh, how sweet. We don't have anything pink in the house

How cute, the boys love to push the button that plays music every time they pass by this stroller.
Can't wait for our little girl to push this around the house and play girly things.
Thank you Melanie. :)
My heart yearns to meet our precious little girl.

Jeremiah 1:5
Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you. Before you were born, I set you apart for my Holy purpose. I appointed you to be a prophet to the nations.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Happy Anniversary!

It's our 8 year anniversary today! I can't believe how fast time has gone by for us. I have a wonderful, Godly husband, who adores me and loves me more than I deserve. Unfortunately, he is not here today but we did celebrate last week. I love you Mikey! All the sand!! Can't wait for you to get home this week.

Thursday, October 14, 2010


I can't believe Matthew turned 6 last week. Wow! It seems like yesterday he was a baby.

What a wonderful blessing God has given us. Matthew you are such a precious child of God. You are all boy, full steam ahead, and you keep me on my toes for sure. You have been a blessing beyond words to our family. I love how God made you perfectly, your cheesy smile, your love for others, all your special hugs and most of all your loving heart.

We celebrated with of course a jumper party at our home. Here's a picture of Matthew and a few of his buddies. We all had a great time. I love you Matthew will all my heart. I pray for you daily that soon you will understand where all that love comes from .. Our sweet savior JESUS.

I can't wait to see how you grow over this next year.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


We are adopting a little girl from China. :)

I know many of you are saying What?? Why?? How???

Mike and I have been on this journey for over a year now. God has been calling us, woeing us to something BIG!! About 6 months ago, He revealed it to me by breaking my heart for orphans. And then breaking my heart for a precious little girl in China. I prayed for what seemed like months before I approached Mike with what God had laid on my heart. Mike was on board immediately. I thank the Lord for this daily.

My heart is filled with an overwhelming Love for a daughter that I haven't seen yet but God choose for us long before the earth was set into place.

Why China?

Because that's where our daughter is. It just feels right. God has given us peace and affirmation that she is in China. We are on a faith journey with Christ. We know he will lead us to this precious little girl.

We are in the very beginings of the adoption process, it will take 12-18 months for this to become final. We are asking for support and prayers from our family and friends as we work through this process and for our little girl that could already be in an orphanage in China.

Philippians 4:6 -Be anxious for nothing but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your request be made known to God.

Matthew 21:22 - And all things you ask in prayer and believing you will recieve.

Again, I can't tell you how excited we are to share this with all our family and friends.

Saturday, September 4, 2010


So, I said I wanted to share with you how God is present in our lives. It always amazes me that if we just keep our eyes open we will see Him around us. Well, Matthew started Kindergarden a few weeks ago, yes I did cry my eyes out, my baby is growing up. He's lovin it and I'm adjusting to the routine (getting up at 6am) and not having him around as much. Oh how I miss summer time. After we went to meet Matthew's teachers and see his class room, we decided to treat the kids to dinner at a restaurant. As we left the school it was very dark with heavy rain clouds. Matthew says, "it's gonna rain and we are gonna see a rainbow". Well, I just thought yes it is gonna rain but I doubt we see a rainbow. As we drove around the school, what did we begin to see...

We couldn't believe it.. As we drove toward the restaurant we saw the complete rainbow.. I don't think I had ever seen a rainbow so brillant and full. You see I was very anxious that Matthew was starting school. It was like God was saying " I love you, all is gonna be okay". I love rainbows and have since I was a teenager. This picture doesn't do this rainbow justice, I took it on my phone. Once we were inside it rained and rained...but the rainbow was still there.

Matthew was mesmerized by this rainbow. It was beautiful. We had a great meal and the boys had lots of fun as you can see...

We need to remember God is always with us. We just need to open our eyes and look around.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Welcome to the Birdsong Blog

Okay, so I know there's not a picture in the frame of our blog. You see I am challenged when it comes to the computer. It will be fixed soon. I am so excited to start our blog. We have been so blessed this year. God has really stretched Mike and I on our faith journey this past year. We have had some amazing experiences that I will soon share with you all. Our kids are growing like weeds and have had lots of fun activities this summer to share with you. Here's one of the cool ways God showed us his glory this summer.

I promise I didn't do anything to this photo.

One afternoon this summer, the boys begged for some ice cream, so I agreed and when we opened the ice cream look what we saw... God was smiling at us. We couldn't believe our eyes.

Deuteronomy 5:24

You said, 'Behold, the LORD our God has shown us His glory and His greatness, and we have heard His voice from the midst of the fire; we have seen today that God speaks with man, yet he lives.