FC: Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Psalm 127:1
1: Thank you for taking the time to learn about our family. Our prayer is that you are blessed in looking at this book. We know that the journey you are about to embark on is one that many take for granted and don't understand. We feel that what you are considering is one of the most unselfish things anyone can do for another. May God bless you and surround you with His love.
2: It started with two | "So then they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate." -Matthew 19:6 | Mike & Maisha
3: We met through a mutual acquaintance while we were both serving a one year tour in Korea. From the first night we met we had an instant connection. A year and a half later we were married. As we have grown we have matured not only in years but in our relationship with God. We believe that to have a successful marriage and family you must first have a relationship with God. This December we will celebrate 12 years of marriage. We are so thankful to God for blessing us with each other.
4: I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth. - 3 John 1:4 -
5: My name is Danaisha I am 11 years old. I love to sew, draw and play outside. My favorite colors are purple and light blue. | My name is Michael. I am 10 years old. My favorite sport is football. My favorite color is orange.. I love to read, play the Wii, and play outside. My favorite subject is language arts | My name is Jasmin. I am 5 years old. My favorite color is pink. I like to ride my bike. I want to be a hairdresser when I grow up. I like to do my schoolwork and my favorite subject is math.
6: Our Faith | Homeschooling | "My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me." -Galations 2:20- | The kids in our homeschool groups production of Hamlet | We have chosen to homeschool our children. We cherish everyday with them and love seeing "the lightbulb" come on when they have discovered something new. We take it year by year. We try and focus on God and follow His guidance wherever that may take us. It has been a wonderful journey so far and we know it can only get better.
7: Our Home | We love our house. It seems like it was made for us. We have five bedrooms, three bathrooms and a wonderful bonus room which we use as a schoolroom. There is a huge backyard which the children love. There is also a small deck for "mama and daddy" to relax while we watch the children play.
8: Friends & Family | Friends seeing us off at the airport in Japan | Our "adopted" daughter (not legally but in our hearts) | Three generations of Michaels; Mikes dad Michael, Mike and little Michael studying the chess board | Mike's stepmom Brandi and Danaisha | Maisha and her stepmom | Maisha's mom and Jasmin | Maisha, her dad and her siblings | Maisha and her daddy
9: Thank You We are humbled that you would consider us to join you in this adoption journey. We pray God's peace apon your life. Be blessed and encouraged Mike, Maisha, Danaisha, Michael & Jasmin