Thursday, February 9, 2012


I continue to muddle along. 

After I had Sweetpea there was a feeling of renewal; of starting over. 

I thought perhaps after bringing home Bouncy I might have a similar feeling. 

Instead I feel overwhelmed pretty much on a daily basis.  I can't keep up with least not to my own satisfaction. 

I would like very much to be like the newest feline member of our family, Rosie, (that's her above) and be able to chase a bit of fluff and feel absolutely content.

I keep reading things about finding my joy and strength in Jesus Christ by keeping myself utterly focused on Him.  I get it.  I've had times in my life when I've done that.  I have verses hidden in my heart to help me with that.

You will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You.
 Because his mind is stayed on You.
Isaiah 26:3

Be still and know that I am God.
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth.
Psalm 46:10

I am trying to do that now.  But (you knew the 'but' was coming right?), I am having a hard time. 

I'm exhausted for one thing...constant intense parenting will do that to you.  And when you sign on for constant intense parenting.  And not just your adopted child.  Our bio kids need extra parenting too. 

If I weren't able to remind myself that this is all God's plan.  If He had not blessed me recently with seeing what the adoption road looks like nine months down the road I think I would huddle in my bathtub in a puddle of tears. 

I am so grateful that He has allowed me to see what things look like as time goes on.

I am so grateful for promises like this.

The LORD of hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress.
Psalm 46:11


Thursday, January 5, 2012


This is what we really need around here. 
Since we have been home from Afric@ we have had one day of precipitation. 
Rain, that is.
And according to friends that was all the rain that has rained since the end of October.
It's getting a little dry.
We are praying for rain and snow. 
I really wouldn't mind a little snow for the kids to play in.
  And we would all like to do some snowshoeing this year.
So let is snow, let it snow, let it snow!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


This is what I wish I was doing.  I wish I could ignore all the dusting, vacuuming, laundry, dusting and cooking.  I wish I could just sit by the fire and embroider or crochet or practice knitting.  I also wouldn't mind doing some sewing.  I want to myself.

I love my family and I really would not want to go a day without them.  I just wish I had a housekeeper to do all the stuff I don't want to do.  All the stuff I feel like I need to do BEFORE I can sit down and do the stuff I want to do. 


Back to reality with the broom, duster and vacuum.