Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Lazy Days of Summer

I woke today to the regime of homeschooling and chores, most days of which I'm most thankful for. And, don't get me wrong, I'm still thankful for homeschooling. Still thankful for a home and children to care for. But...

I'm also so ready for the lazy days of summer.

Relaxing a little longer in the morning.
Serving up homemade popsicles to cool the kids off in the afternoon.
Summer salads at night because it's too hot to heat the house with the stove.
Ice tea.
Ice Cream.

Ice cold air conditioning that hits your face as you come inside from the scorching summer sun.

But most of all, I just want to be still.
During our homeschool days there is very little being-still.
I long today to just be still.


Friday, February 10, 2012

Here comes the rain!

When it rains, it pours. And the outpouring of the Lord is something I can get used to. He's blessed me 4 times with sweet wonderful children through the miracle of adoption and today, this day, he has blessed me again.

Today, after months of waiting for the formal okay, a little girl from around the world was matched by China to be our daughter. And I could not be more humbled that God chose me to be her mom.

Within the next 12 weeks I should be boarding a plane to bring this sweet girl home to us, her forever family.

Thank you Lord for this day. For the Referral. For the updated photos. For the miracle of adoption.


A Thank You to My Loves

My sweet loves, all 5 of them, decorated the house for my birthday while I was at Bible Study. The next day they woke me up to lots of handmade gifts and cards, that night they cooked me a wonderful meal and cleaned it up while I read a book an relaxed. I couldn't ask for a sweeter family.

I am blessed.