Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Living today

Well June is here.

We have been having exciting adventures that involve new engines in cars and RATS!

That has kept me busy and kept me from spinning my wheels worrying about things I cannot change. We are still waiting on the council for news about our referral on our adoption. We did get our fingerprinting done on the 21st of May and enjoyed the trip to Metairie,La, French doughnuts, and a stop at The Shed in Ocean Springs,MS.(heard about it on Food Network!) The fingerprinting only took15 min for all three of us so it turned into a fun day away from the grind. We received our Approval on our fingerprinting in only a week so we are one step closer to meeting our new daughter.

So one thing I am learning. Just to live today and enjoy today. I know I have learned this once (maybe twice before!) I cannot make this adoption thing happen, I cannot change the wait. But I can change me and how I react. There are some days that the adoption is my focus.... not good. God needs to remain my focus if I am going to please Him. I cannot reflect Him if I am not focusing on him can I? So, I need to refocus and enjoy today- my routine daily tasks. Just like when my teens were babies and I felt lost in cooking, cleaning, changing diapers, and wiping runny noses. Those are not mundane tasks to be checked off lists. Today is a gift, I am still raising the next generation of my family. They are teens but they still need me to be available.(not distant and preoccupied!) I know this, just a little refocusing and a reminder........


  1. Good reminder for the rest of us, too!

  2. Oh, I feel for you! We're on the home stretch with ours. Eight more days of waiting, then our hearing. Then we are DONE DONE DONE! :)

    Hang in there. I'll send a little prayer up for you!

  3. Just found your blog through the Oz blog (via Sarah's 2008 blog!). We're a homeschooling family too, and have a daughter with Down syndrome. My best friend has adopted a daughter with Down syndrome from Ukraine, and I've lived vicariously through the advent of adoption. Prepare and wait. Watch and listen. It's so very difficult.

    I wish you well!

  4. "Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life."
    Proverb 13:12

    Looking forward to your wonderful news!! It will be here soon, like christmas, birthdays, anniversaries, and you will be in awe of God's mercy!!

    Thinking of you often and praying for you!

    Mrs. C.

    BTW: LOVE the dresses!! I have a new blog, visit and distract your brain for a minute! :)

  5. hi i saw your request on ravelry for someone to visit your blog so came and took a peak, i hope your time comes soon to bring your baby home soon god bless and keep you all vicki


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