The last seven months have been such a busy time in our lives. Adjusting to life with two three year olds has had it's challenges but at the end of every day I feel totally blessed.
E is such a sensitive little guy. His feelings get hurt many times a day but in the end he puts a smile on his face and picks himself up. I admire his perseverence when the days get tough. I love how he tells me when we are laying down for the night that he missed me during the day and that he loves me. The love between a mother and her son is so different than I could have imagined. He processes so much every day and you can see the hurts he carries around but he is working through it and I know it will be a work in progress for a long time to come. He is really enjoying preschool and church and all the new people he meets. I am very excited for him to learn more especially more about his Heavenly Father who keeps him in his love even before his mom could get there to hold her in his arms.
M is a wonderful big sister. She has her moments when she is a bit of a tyrant but overall she is very helpful and caring towards her brother. It amazes many how much she thinks about her brother all the time and tries to protect him from others. She is helping him learn and be active, introducing him to new things all the time. She still talks about when we go to China to get her sister. Although it won't be anytime soon, I pray that it is in our families future for us to make the journey to China again for a sister and maybe another brother. If it is in our Makers plan then it will be and I know he has put adoption in all of our hearts. M is very much daddy's girl. She tells me daddy is her girl and she is daddy's girl, I am E's boy and E is mommy's boy. It amazes me how her mind is always working and she is thinking things through. Our old dog Aspen is showing his years and has had seizures lately. Sunday it didn't look like he was going to make it. Late on Sunday she asked if Aspen dies will he see her Jesus? That was a really big concept for her to come up with and I am so happy that she is understanding more.
These two are going to keep their parents hopping that is for sure but I couldn't feel more blessed to have been choosen to be their mother. They are both mischievious and outgoing. They show us the zest for life and how much we have to be grateful for every day. I look foward every day to the new discoveries and the challenges they will encounter. Thank you Father for the Blessings of our children.
Once upon a time there was a wise man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach before he began his work. One day he was walking along the shore. As he looked down the beach, he saw a human figure moving like a dancer.He smiled to himself to think of someone who would dance to the day. So he began to walk faster to catch up. As he got closer, he saw that it was a young man and the young man wasn't dancing, but instead he was reaching down to the shore, picking up something and very gently throwing it into the ocean. As he got closer he called out, "Good morning! What are you doing?" The young man paused, looked up and replied,"Throwing starfish in the ocean." "I guess I should have asked, why are you throwing starfish in the ocean?" "The sun is up and the tide is going out. And if I don't throw them in they'll die." "But, young man, don't you realize that there are miles and miles of beach and starfish all along it. You can't possibly make a difference!" The young man listened politely. Then bent down, picked up another starfish and threw it into the sea, past the breaking waves and said-"It made a difference for that one."