Saturday, March 6, 2010

Nothing new....

We're trekking through our day to day. I never thought that I'd be posting that we hit AND passed the 4 month mark of waiting. Things just seemed to moving so much faster when we started the process. But, it's moving at God's perfect pace and I can truly, truly say that I'm OK with that. I think my mind had been saying I was ok with the wait, but my heart wasn't. But, I think I'm getting better at waiting. Lately, I've just been surrounded by "patience" and "waiting". I'm doing a Beth Moore study right now on the Fruits of the Spirit-- awesome!!! And, I have the faith that I know we will be greatly blessed in our wait. Because, the adoption journey just isn't about being matched with your child and then bringing them home. That is just a very small piece. God is working in all of the steps. He's working in me right now as I wait. He's working in our boy. He's working in my family at home. He's working in the people that hear about our adoption. This is His story. We just are the ones that are being blessed as we continue on this journey with Him. And, I am excited (and yes, a little nervous too) to see how our story unfolds. Though it may not be what I had planned-- we'd be traveling this month if things went according to MY plan!!-- I know that God's plan is going to be so much better than anything I could have come up with!!!!

But, in the waiting, life continues. Time is flying. The kids are growing up way too fast. I want to savor my days.... for who knows what tomorrow may bring!

But, last week brought a pretty rockin' first real haircut for Grace!!! Seriously.... she has an amazing fro! I guess that's the way to cut her hair-- picked all the way out, and then the gal used clippers to shape the fro!! Grace ate up every moment of her time at the salon. She LOVED it! :)

and... my guy lost his two bottom teeth! Sooooo cute!!!
If I were to capture a photo that says "Jake"-- this would be it!! He's a LEGO maniac. He got his new LEGO kit in the mail the other day (he's part of the Brickmaster club!!) Notice he still has his backpack on! Went straight from the bus stop to the table to start building!!!

And my little lady.... captured this just on the back deck. She plays out back every day, rain or shine. On the deck, in the dirt, making mud pies, singing songs, and talking to, well... I don't really know... but she talks nonstop to whoever she thinks is outside playing with her!!! :)


Amy Bottomly said...

Oh my!!! That is one huge FRO! I love it. That Grace is So dang cute! Such amazing hair!:)

I love that your boy loves Legos... pretty cute that he didn't even take his backpack off. Silas' equivalent right now to Jakes passions for Legos is his passion for the Wii. :)

Tomorrow is a new week Suzi! :)

Mark and Sarah said...

I'm SO impressed with how long her hair is and that it's so "pickable"--wow!! I finished the Fruits of the Spirit study in January and LOVED it! It was my first beth moore study and it really changed me. I'm working on her Jesus study now and am loving it too...such a great way to start my days. I think it's one of the big things keeping me grounded and sane in this time of uncertainty. I admire your faith and perspective of the big picture amidst the longer wait than you hoped for. It's true that this wait pales in comparison to the big picture of life. Hopefully SOON though!!

Karin said...

Thinking of you in the church yesterday someone I didn't know walked by (I was holding Mo)and said "sportin the fro!" in an upbeat way. It cought me off guard but then made me smile - his fro is really coming in but Grace definitely has him beat. : )

Murphy Momma said...

I love these photos and especially that hair! What fun to have them both curly headed.

Rebecca said...

Cute, cute kids.

I can't get over Grace's fro! It is amazingly cute. Her tight little curls are adorable.

I think Eli and Grace are kindred spirits. All Eli wants to do is go outside to play. We had to make it a rule that he can't go outside until after 8 - we're trying to be thoughtful of the neighbors :) Our outdoorsy kids!

Sarah Tucker said...

Love the hair! us some "oh my gosh" when we think about our daughter's hair....will need lots of help. beatiful family.

the tucker's


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