"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

The Burckhard Family

The Burckhard Family

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.)

Be safe, Baby Bella

Extra prayers come Each day

Loaded with Love

Letting God Lead the way

A lifetime Awaits

Love, Grandma


  1. Thanks Grandma!

    For your guest blogging and your encouraging words! Bella will be blessed to have you as Grandparents.....

    Love you.....Paula

  2. Go Grandma!! Grandma is always good with poems! We are all awaiting Bella's arrival!