Yay! It is Friday! It appears that I am only finding time to blog on Thursday nights, while my hubby is out of town. So here it goes . . .
-1-The cough/croup thing that has been plaguing our family has caused me some pain. The cartilage in my rib cage is inflamed and my intercostal muscles are strained. I had been in a lot of pain, but thanks to my doctor for pain medication, I can get through my days again. But, that is not why I brought this all up . . .
Because of the pain, I went to my chiropractor. While treating me, she abruptly said, "Are you set on adopting a special needs child?" This was followed by statements like, "Are you prepared for . . . ", "It will disrupt the peace in your home., "The child will not speak English."
Now, I know she was well meaning. But, how do you explain to a person that even though you know something may be hard, that is no reason NOT to do it? That sometimes the blessings that come from it will far outweigh the difficulties?
When I told my husband about the encounter, he said, "Why is it that I think those same things, but the minute someone else says them, I recognize it for what it is? Satan trying to plant doubt in our minds."
He was so right.
One more hoop!Our fire inspection for our homestudy is next week. Say a prayer that we have everything in order. The Fire Marshal made it sound very basic, but I am heading to Lowes to get new smoke alarms, fire extinguishers and one of those rope ladders, just in case. I do not want to have to get reinspected because everything is not in order the first time around.
Work widowThere are 30 days in September. My husband is/has been travelling for 15 of those 30. And 8 of those are the last days of the month. Not that I am counting or anything.
Perfectly imperfectThat should be the name of our homeschool year. We started late due to illness. Our last two weeks have not gone well, thanks to educational testing, doctors visits, and my hubby travelling. Strangely I think it is all a part of HIS plan. I am learning to let go more and more of my own expectations and where I want the boys to be in their learning and what I want our homeschool to look like, and just allow it to be a bit more organic and meet the boys where they are at. We have hired a tutor for K for reading, which is so good because it allows me to have time with A and J and it gives K that much needed, focused time on reading. K's tutor is his Godmother and he just loves working with her (and she makes him cookies!) I am holding off any other major decisions/changes to our schooling until we meet with the educational psychologist to get J's results and see what truly is best for him.
"I am only going for the food"My 5 yr old, A, loves to tell people that he is going to go to China to get a baby brother. The other day, he came up to me, with this little bag and shared with me how he is going to pack that bag with some cars so that he can take it to China and he will play cars with his new brother and keep the bag next to the bed at the hotel.
As he so sweetly is telling me all of this, my oldest walks through the room and says,
"I want to go to China too, but I am only going for the food."
Apparently his love for Chinese food outweighs his desire for another brother!
-7-OK, so these boys are no longer in Little Flower Projects' care, but I just had to share how much they have grown!
So, when you register for this run, you are allowing more children to be cared for in a better environment. YOU help to give hope for a future for orphans such as these.
Stepping off my soapbox now . . . (register)
Happy weekend everyone!
Thanks, Jen for hosting!