Monday, October 3, 2011

What We've Been Up To

This blog can be confusing for me because I can never decide to whom I'm writing. I mean take for instance, the last sentence I just wrote..."to whom I'm writing". I don't really talk like that, but I write like that. Anyway, with this dilemma of "who's my audience", I write again, hoping to fulfill all that God has me on earth to do. I write first to my Father, to my family, to anyone else God places in our path.

Our oldest son is now 11, which brings all kinds of changes, growing independence, and bouts of hysteria from this over-protective mom. Our son is growing into a wonderful, normally challenging, young man, and I am so thankful I get to be his mom.

Our oldest daughter is now 9. She's working on her "adoption story", and it's so cool to hear how the adoption of her younger brother and sister have affected her. She is growing into a beautiful young lady, and I am so thankful she calls me mom.

Our next to youngest, by 3 weeks, our other daughter, is now 2 years and 3 months. She is growing in her independence, tries to care for her younger brother's needs, and is so funny. I am overwhelmed with the fact that God has chosen me to be her mommy.

Our youngest, is now 2 years and 2 months. He's growing like a weed, gives huge hugs to everyone in the family now (big milestone), loves to play with trucks and be outside, and is a master climber. I stand amazed at the fact that God brought this little boy to my husband and I to raise.

I'd post photos but we're too busy to take them. I keep telling myself to pick up the camera again, but the days just seem to have a way of moving at a rapid pace with two 2-year-olds in the house.

Caring for our children, training them in the way God would have them go, has proven to be a challenge. Yet, by God's grace and mercy, he moves and molds us to be the parents He calls us to be. I think I can speak for my husband when I say we have a growing sense of and appreciation for the importance of our marriage and taking our parenting seriously and leaning hard on the Lord for His care and provision for this family.