Thursday, January 29, 2015

Goodbye for Now

It has been 6 months since my last post. I love blogging, and I blog several times per week on my other blog. But my other blog is a private blog, due to the fact that it covers the intricate details of our adoption, and the personal lives of my children. It is raw and difficult. It exposes all the damage done to my three adopted girls by the people who were supposed to love, care for, and protect them. I absolutely can not make that information public. I also have to write about it, other wise I am unable to process everything myself. My other blog is my journal. It is my safety valve. It consumes all my writing energy for now. I hope that in time I'll get to a place where I have less emotionally demanding stuff to write about, and can write about daily life again, just for the fun of it. So for now, I am tenderly closing the cover of this blog and setting on the shelf with my other scrapbooks, photo albums, and notepads of cute things the kids have said.

Thanks for the years, dear blog. I'm so glad I wrote it all down. Looking forward to the day when I'll reopen this book, and find the joy in writing once again.


Friday, July 18, 2014

Three Amazing Gifts

Every now and then I stop and catch my breath as I realize how incredibly blessed I am. Today I reflect on three amazing gifts that God has given me.

1. Pepper turned 8 last week. He is a tall, skinny boy with the most tender, gentle, generous heart. His sense of humor develops a bit more every day, and he cracks us up with his off-the-wall comments and unique perspective on life. He is one amazing gift! Happy Birthday, sweet boy!

2. Today our precious Sweet Pea is three months old. She continues to be the easiest baby ever. The only things she could do that would make her easier is change her own diaper and feed herself. She loves to talk and laugh. She lights up whenever she sees one of her siblings. Her daddy is her favorite person in the world. She cries maybe one or two minutes a day, if that. Seriously. She's so much fun, and we're all crazy about her. Happy three months, great big itty bitty blessing!

3. All week long we've been doing VBS at our church. Matt has been doing the teaching. I have been in the nursery caring for the babies and toddlers of the VBS volunteers. We walked out of the church after VBS today, and this was sitting in the parking lot with a huge pink bow on the hood.

Y'all!!! A friend of a friend heard our adoption story and that we are in full-time ministry, and they felt that God was leading them to buy a car for our family. For the last three months we've been driving two cars everywhere because neither of our cars will fit us all. This incredible Honda Odyssey has 8 seats in it and is in perfect condition! And it was given to us!!! I am still in shock, I think. I can't wrap my head around the fact that it is ours. Amazing gift. AMAZING! God is so cool like that!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Two Months Old!

Our little Sweet Pea is two months old. I can't believe how fast these months have gone. So much faster than the last two months of my pregnancy, that's for sure! I'm convinced there has never been a sweeter, happier, easier baby. This little girl is the pride and joy and delight of our whole family. We all adore her and are cherishing every moment of her babyhood. Thank you, God, for this precious gift!