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........