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Susan Coleman writes about her family. They live in Louisiana, in Kennedale.

I am so blessed.

I have a very loving husband in Seth, and I also have two beautiful children that Seth and I have adopted and taken into our home--and into our hearts.

Our children are named Krithi Seth (he is two) and Lana Jiao Mai, and they came to us from India (Krithi) and China (Lana). Our children are both beautiful, and they have brought our lives so much meaning and joy, and they are such good, loving children. Now, Krithi is shy, as a lot of two-year-olds are, but Lana is becoming quite outgoing and spontanious in her displaying affections; she is quick to give people, even complete strangers, hugs, and she is quickly learning English at a very rapid rate.

Both of our children are disabled: Krithi was born with deformed arms and legs and is in a wheelchair (but we are hopeful that one day, he WILL walk!), and Lana DOES have some learning delays; but she is otherwise perfectly healthy. We feel that Lana will catch up to her peers as soon as she gets used to speaking English, but right now she speaks a combination of pidgin English and Chinese, and at times it is hard to try to figure out exactly what she is trying to say to us. Still, even with their handicaps (Krithi's being much more visible than his sister's; but Lana still does have delays that are easy to hear when she speaks; she doesn't talk as well as most four-year-olds), they are both loving, happy, ever-giggling children who are hardly ever still; and they do keep the both of us hopping!

My husband is a lawyer (he works for disabled people, in the way of helping them get disability pay), and I am a housewife; I stay home with the children, and life for both of us is very good indeed. I love my life because I am home with the children, and I can witness their milestones in life, and I can see what they learn on a daily basis; and life is nothing but a big adventure. My husband does a very good job at being a lawyer, and best of all, we never have to worry about money or not having enough to eat, plus we can always be assured of always having a roof over our heads, food in our bellies, and lots of love. And my husband is off weekends, and we can do whatever we please and go somewhere as a FAMILY and enjoy all what life has to offer in our own way.

When my husband is off on the weekends, and if he isn't too busy working around the house, we are usually going to places like the zoo, or to the museum, or we take the kids to the mall or out to eat; and they (and we) always have the best time. Sure, we DO get strange looks from people because our kids do NOT resemble us in the LEAST, and they ARE handicapped, but they are still our kids, and we want them to experience what life has to offer to them in the best possible way. Sundays are our days to relax: we go to church (we go to the Risen Saviour Pentecostal Church), and we spend the day with our church family and just generally fellowship and spend time in prayer or worship. The kids go to the nursery while we adults go to the services and then go to the "dinner on the grounds" (our kids join us for that, and they go back to the nursery afterwards), and then we fellowship some more until the evening services. I want our kids to have a firm foundation in Christ, and I want them to learn of our Saviour and His Goodness to our lives and why He has blessed our litttle family in the way He has.

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Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 2/24/2004
Another amazing story, keep it up...
God Bless
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 2/24/2004

another wonderful write! well done!

(((HUGS))) and love, karla. :)
Reviewed by George Carroll 2/24/2004
Plant the seed of Christ at a young age and it will blossom all through life. Nice write
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 2/24/2004
Wonderful story :-) Thanks for the sharing.

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