Saturday, May 21, 2016

Just Say Yes

I am all torn up inside.  For at least a year I haven't looked at the waiting children photo listings from our state, because I knew we weren't going to adopt now and it would just make me sad.  But this week, I looked, and I was heartbroken to find that Mimi, the girl we almost adopted, and T and J, two sisters that we almost adopted, are all back on the photolisting, still waiting!  What?  I had thought that they were chosen to be in other families, so that's why we weren't able to adopt them, and so I figured they were all adjusting to their new homes by now.  But there they were.  I don't know why they weren't adopted, something must not have worked out.  Besides those three girls, there were at least 10 other girls on the photolisting that were there back when we were waiting to adopt Miss E. 

Some have been waiting over four years for a family.

I can't imagine how it would feel to be a kid waiting for years for someone to adopt you.  You would feel so abandoned and unstable. 

Do you feel like God might be asking you to adopt one of these waiting kids?
If He is, we would encourage you to just say YES!

Adoption isn't easy at all, it's not easier than pregnancy, it's not something to go into on a whim, and it will challenge you and grow your faith in ways you can't imagine.  But it is definitely worth it!

These kids need a home.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Happy Mother's Day

~Me and my children~

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms!  Being a mom is a wonderful gift from God.  I am so thankful for each one of the six blessings he has given us, and they treated me very well today. (:

This week SJ, our fourth child, found a robin's nest up in a tree.  He had to climb quite a ways up to see it, so he took my camera up there and every half a day he would go up and take another picture as the little baby robins slowly hatched.  It's been really fun to see his pictures and watch the progression!

Cracks in the shell...

Pushing his way out...

Mama Robin was always quite concerned when SJ was taking pictures...

All out, and the second egg (on top) is starting to crack...

We're hungry!!!

Baby birds aren't very cute.

 And this is SJ, he's a very unique child and brings us lots of joy. (:

Our oldest is graduating from high school this week.  I am trying not to think about it because it makes me sad, but we are also very proud of him and the man he has become.  Life goes by too fast.

Monday, May 2, 2016


Oh my goodness, life has been busy lately.  We have a Senior this year, and letting a child go is new territory for us.  I'm not sure if I really like it!  On the one hand, we are proud of him and the man he's becoming, but on the other hand I still think of him as that little six year old shooting his cap gun and riding his stick horse around the yard.  Like everyone says, it goes too fast.  

We have one in track, so we've combined a couple of the far away track meets with field trips to new places.  Seeing the real Apollo 13 command module was fun!

Now we are in the best month of the year, May.  The grass is green and the sky is blue, and the temperature is just right.  The moments fly by, so enjoy them!

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