This is another layer in the miracle of adoption.
Which is why I will never stop writing 'adoption updates', and why I will never be silent about the God ordained miracles in our family that have been a result of our obedience to the call of adoption through foster care.
Do we still have rough days? Yes.
Do I ever wonder what my life would be like if we had stopped at the discussion phase of turning our family inside out? Yes.
Do I wish I could do it all over again? NOPE!!! Some of those first few days/months were pretty tough around here. But we are doing it! We have moved from survival to thrive and I will always talk as openly as I can about walking our adoption road.
Our family is a unique blend of characteristics and pain and past all rolled up into this beautiful, chaotic home. We are better for it. My kids know empathy. They know compassion. They can look past their noses and relate to other human beings.
This was supposed to be an update......
Another summer has passed and a school year has begun. I am thrilled to tell you that my babes are absolutely amazing.
This picture is my favorite from his party because it is symbolic of many things for Holden. He is fully enjoying the attention on him as we all sing.
No more of the wide darting eyes that were hyper-aware and unable to enjoy simple things like birthday songs.
This is a picture of freedom for a six year old.
Our birthday princess has reached so many goals this year we seriously cannot keep up. She amazes us every. single. day. She started back at her developmental preschool this fall as well as continuing on with therapies to help her with coordination and speech. Earlier this year she was diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder which has been helpful in knowing what she needs to be her best Hope.
4 years old
first day of Pre-K
6 years old
first day of Kindergarten
Crazy days mean blogging less and i-photograph more.
Join us on our journey (with a lot less noise)