Thanks, Jen for hosting!
1. Not guaranteed tomorrow ...
This past week, my husband's cousin's husband died suddenly. It was shocking news and so sad. That day, I was reminded that we are not guaranteed tomorrow. I know we all know that, but it is different when you are reminded of that. With Sarah's death last month and Tim's death this week, it set a resolve in me to make all of us going to China together work. We do everything as a family. And why shouldn't we all be there together for this very special event for our family? Since we are not guaranteed tomorrow, I want to make today and each moment count. I want to make memories. I have no idea how we will make it all work financially, but at this point, our family being together in China is way more important that a few dollars saved.
2. Waiting is hard
I will be completely honest, this time of waiting to get Felicity Grace has been so hard on me. But, what I did not realize is that the kids found it difficult too. Yesterday morning, Caleb was sitting on the floor in Felicity's room and he started to talk to me.
"Mom, I wish we could go to China and get Felicity sooner. It is hard to see all of her pictures around the house and not have her here. The waiting is getting harder."
My heart melted in that moment. I had NO IDEA that the little people in my house were feeling exactly how I was feeling about the adoption process.
Yes, dear son, it is so hard!
3. To lighten the mood . . .
Because I do not want these takes to be too heavy. This short video is of Joel Osteen's wife, Victoria. I have never been a fan of the Osteen's, particularly Joel's prosperity gospel message. A friend told me to read his book, "Your Best Life Now" years ago. I read the first two chapters and had to put it down. It was awful. Now, Victoria Osteen takes their message to a whole new low. Watch this short video. At least the end will make you laugh.
4. Little Flower Run Labor Day giveaway
Have you registered for the Run for the Little Flowers yet? If not, do so by Monday, September 1st! If you do so, you will be entered in a giveaway to win a Shakeology Shake gift pack.
See the side bar to register!
5. Adoption process update.
Things are MOVING!! This week we got our approval to bring Felicity into the US, and we applied for her Visa. Now, our paperwork is being dropped of at the Consulate in China next week and we wait on a couple more steps before Travel Approval!! It looks like we will travel at the end of October or the beginning of November. We are getting excited and so ready to get our little girl.
6. Fun Friday Pop Quiz!
7. I am sneaking two 7's in because this is just too good not to share. This is Cardinal Wuerl on the situation in Iraq and our response/lack of response.
7. Little Flower Cuteness . . .
Happy Friday Everyone!!