I’m still here.
I’ve been avoiding facebook, emails, blogs, etc lately and I really don’t know why.
I think part of me is sad that I’m not in Ethiopia, meeting my kids, on a mission trip, etc
and I think the other part of me (that’s had a REALLY fun few weeks) doesn’t want to fling that in peoples faces. I started this blog to document our life. and last night someone told me, “you live such a glamorous life”. I wish she could see me now. almost 5pm on a Friday and still in my pj’s and still drinking coffee. a friend just came by at the exact right moment to say hi and she has no idea how much she lifted my spirits. I’m sad today. Disappointed we don’t have our court date. disappointed we aren’t in ethiopia. Yesterday I spent the whole day nesting — cleaning everything, organizing, washing blankets, etc and the last room to get to (the babies room) I can’t seem to get to. I don’t want to have a finished nursery and no word on my babies. so I close the door. for now.
The past few weeks have been so much fun. 12 days in waco/austin seeing good friends, family, going to baseball games, going out to eat, family wedding, being outdoors, etc — it had me filled up. overflowing. I’ve been more zealous for Gods Word than I have in a long time. but sometimes life is hard, and I know God gave me that time so I can carry on right now. not to live in the past & relive fun times in pictures, but to remember how that time refreshed my soul. so right now, I can be in His Word, to remember all the people that love us and support us, to be filled up and overflowing. to enjoy community and serve where we are.
a good friend, Holly, brought home her son from uganda last sunday. it was a magical day & I think if I didn’t have a camera in front of my face most of the time I would have been even more emotional. seeing a little boy come home to his forever family. and not only be greeted & welcomed by his family but his church family & community as well.
that’s what it’s about. bringing children into god’s family. and celebrating life together!
thank you Holly for reminding me what it’s all about.
as for all of you, thanks for journeying this with us. and praying for us. let’s keep praying we get our court date soon!
happy weekend everyone!