Thursday, December 4, 2014
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Friday, September 26, 2014
Monday, August 4, 2014
Monday, July 21, 2014
What? Bambino #4? How'd you manage that? Adopting so soon, after moving across state lines? Already jumped into Fostering in Illinois? (Just one of many responses from family when we let them in on our surprise).
|Our excited friend, Kellynne, someone who has known our family for 12 years|
The confirmation by medical professionals and continued symptoms of unexplained exhaustion, and inability to keep up my usual pace, forced Maria to SIT DOWN and allow others to be a much needed helping hand (although they had no idea why I needed more than usual help).
Monday, May 12, 2014
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Since we moved the twins to their Grannies house, many people ask if I'm ok. To this I respond with these imperfect words...
They screamed and cried for me, 'mommy', it was as heart wrenching as you would imagine it being. God is giving me many great reminders of His faithfulness through this adventure. Their Granny doesn't want me to see them because they get so upset when I leave. That is hard for me too, because it makes me feel like she doesn't appreciate what I've done for the boys and she doesn't like me. And yes, I'm OK. My hope is in The Lord, not on earthly things & I know He has and will be my comfort and guide throughout my life of following Him. Thank you for your prayers, that is truly the best support.
My prayer for the twins has turned to the next Godly person that will enter their life and lead them into a relationship with Him. There seems to not be a Godly presence in their immediate family, but God can send someone, I pray earnestly that He will.
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Thursday, February 20, 2014
I love the bean bag...I wish I had room for it. But I just wanted to tell you--you have a beautiful family! So much love in that picture!! May you be blessed in all you do!:)Sarah Canaday---------------------------------Wow, that was the nicest response from craigslist I've ever received! You are so thoughtful,
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
The kids and I took a surprise trip to Chicago to be with him during the decision time and announcement of the new Director of Youth Ministry for the Covenant, this past weekend...well, actually, the kids and I drove Saturday, after Caleb's basketball game (we left at 4:15 p.m. from KC), and we came home Sunday after lunch.
Friday, January 17, 2014
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Here I am, thinking out loud.
Blogging is a great place to share more personal information, that maybe the 'general' public (friends only), want to read on facebook.
I love seeing people's pictures on facebook & I often times find great encouragement from reading shared blog posts, articles, etc. from friend's pages on facebook.
Often times I click on shared blogposts & find the stories so perfectly in tune with my life, that I then go back to those people's pages and look for more posts to read...when I have time.
My blog is something that people have to actively seek out to read, so if they are here, they want to know what's going on...the details, not just the cute picture of my sweet and only daughter standing in the snow.
I feel like I can share more personal thoughts via my blog, because I won't be 'throwing' them in everyone's face on facebook - no pun intended, for reals!
So, I think it's good for me to blog & share our life with our family & friends near & far who want to know what's going on. I know I love a good update from my friends & family...that's why Christmas card season is one of my favorites! Keep 'em comin'...
I've tried and tried and tried....(lots of trying) to keep a journal...prayer journal, life event journal, baby journal, baby book (I'm so typical with this one). Technically I'm 'suppose' to keep up lifebooks for the foster kids, but who has time for that? If only they would pay me to foster, then maybe I would have time...although then I'd have to give up my sweet job, working with fun people & getting out of the house regularly to have adult conversation.
Maybe blogging will help relieve those people who call me & then can't get off the phone because I just like tlaking to someone who actually responds and isn't asking me to do something for them. Blogging is still a one way communication (unless you post comments back to me), but I'm getting my thoughts out at least.
It seems more socially acceptable to share my thoughts with my computer screen, than to just talk to myself all day long (honestly, this happens both audibly and just psychotically in my own little head)
Do you have any thoughts on this? Do you like blog reading? Is it a waste of time?