Kids are all back in school.
So happy thay r beeing edukated
but I can't tell you how much
I loathe lunch meat at 6am.
John has been out of town overseas the last few days
poor guy isn't going to have a clue what time zone he is in when he gets home and hops on a plane to China a few days later.
Good thing he handles jet lag remarkably well.
There is a 1 1/2 year old little boy listed with our agency who has a heart issue.
He needs a family.
And a good cardiologist.
Could you be his mommy?
When the kids are in school all day you can pee with the door open.
Please disregard that previous thought.
I'm sure you didn't want to know that.
Got stung by a bee the other day.
I haven't been stung by a bee in years.
Part of me wanted to cry and thrash about, knash my teeth and beg the nearest life guard to call 911.
The other part of me thought I should instead act like a grownup.
I chose grown up.
Though I am still conflicted about whether or not I made the right choice.
Waiting on some Article 5 news today.
If you need me I'll be curled up on the sofa with my coffee cup hitting refresh.
Drawing for the last 3 Joshua bracelets and the $50 Nordstrom gift card is tomorrow!
It's not too late to enter and forever be a part of his journey home as we raise the ransom,
we are so grateful!
Joshua's best friend was adopted yesterday. You can check out all that sweetness right here.
Finally beginning to feel like we actually live here....well......kinda.
I feel like we have been on standby mode on so many fronts recently that it has been incredibly challenging to fully settle.
Everyday at 4:30 on military bases the national anthem plays across the base.
We happened to be at the base pool last week round about that time and for the first time Jacob and Joey didn't break out into the Chinese national anthem song whilst the music was playing.
I'm getting nervous about what is to come with Joshua and all that is about to transpire.
I think adoption is a challenge.
I think older child adoption is a challenge.
I think dual adoptions are a challenge.
I think adopting an older child 7 months after you dually adopted older children is a challenge.
I think adopting an older child that is very sick 3 months after you uproot your very new family into a new state is a challenge.
I think I just gave myself a headache.
But suffice it to say,
I'm feeling a bit challenged of late....not discouraged.....just challenged.
Very, very challenged.
But then things like this come across my inbox and perspective rockets itself right back into place.
I was reading my devotion yesterday morning and read this,
"You will know that your tent is secure.......You will know that your children will be many." Job 5:24-25
This spoke to me for a few reasons.
Did you know Job had 7 sons?
He also had two daughters. Oh my.
Good thing my name isn't Job.
I colored my hair yesterday back to it's more "natural" color.
I look like Elvira.
I also have been scaring the life out of myself every time I walk past a mirror.
I would post a picture but, well.....
I don't want to.
I'm starting to realize that 7 boys is.....well..... a lot of boys.
Yes this thought is just now occurring to me.
Yes you may laugh at me.
This concludes today's episode of Random Thoughts.
Standby for Article 5 news, new pics of Joshua we anticipate receiving in the next couple of days, and status updates on the state of my new hair color.
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