Monday, December 1, 2008


Erica has been living with us for about three weeks now. It has been so much fun having her around. It is such a joy to see her sparkling eyes as we have our family devotions. Her favorite story is of David & Goliath. She always asks Alex to tell another story! The other day I was doing laundry and she was helping me, when she asked: "Can God see us everywhere?" I explained that he could not only see us everywhere but all the time. She looked up at me with questioning eyes and asked, ''He can see us even when we are inside?"

We have also had some struggles & rough days with her. I am thankful that we have had more precious times that difficult ones :) She can be defiant at times and it takes a lot of patience & firmness to deal with her attitudes. She is a lot of fun though!!!! One of my biggest struggles with her is her fear of just about everything. I guess it's because she was raised where there is no security so she is VERY afraid of almost everything. It's been hard trying to help her get rid of her fears, but after some work, we are finally seeing some improvement! God is good. Please remember to pray for us! We sure appreciate it.

On a lighter note, Erica had been asking to get her ears pierced for a while, so we finally got them pierced on Thanksgiving day. She looks so cute! I thought she was going to be afraid & scream, but she did not shed one tear. I was soooooooooo proud of her & relieved too!

Hope you all have a blessed week!!!!!!!!


Sarah Beth said...

She's such a cutie! That is prob. one of my fav. stories too. : )

Jessica Duarte Lima said...

Thanks Sarah Beth! Have a great day!