Saturday, February 27, 2010

coming out of silence

This has been my longest blogging break. There are many reasons: Shingles, Trip to New York, TB test positive for Levi, Starting his treatment, watching my BFF's kids 2-3 days a week, visiting friends, etc. All of these things have been taking up my time but maybe the biggest reason is for my inward struggle. My thought life is completely dominated by this question:

What is God's will for us? (specifically with Naomi). I struggle between radically living out the gospel and prudence and protection of what God has blessed us with.

I read this blog post today that was recommended by a friend. It summarizes some of my own thoughts. I hope you read it and really think about it.

Hopefully it won't be another month before I write again.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Another big week

The week started with a visit with a good Hannah's Hope buddy. Here is a picture of Levi and Abel. We traveled together and enjoyed many memorable moments together. It was fun to see how big the boys have grown.

Then Andrew and I got our FBI fingerprints done. The same lovely lady did ours last time as well. We are slowly getting stuff together for our homestudy update. We still haven't decided an agency for sure. We are hoping to adopt a 4 year old girl. We may not be able to do that because of the age difference between Emelia and Charlie is only 21 months. MOWA- in Ethiopia"requires" (according to gladney) a 1 year age gap between the adopted child and siblings. So if we get a big fat NO, we may go for another baby. Or wait awhile longer.

Then moments later we were at the car dealership purchasing our first car. That's correct. We have been married for 8 years and have never purchased a car. We got a 2006 8-passenger Toyota Sienna with very low miles. I love it! The kids love it!

The week wasn't completely all fun and giggles. Levi tested positive for TB so we get to take a little visit to Seattle Children's hospital. So not looking forward to this. Then Charlie developed Shingles. Didn't know a 2 year old could even get them. So my little man is wearing long sleeves and a glove on his one hand- all day. According to his pediatrician they cannot be transmitted if they are covered. So we ran around today with Charlie wearing one purple glove- then we bought some blue ones. In the past 24 hours I have spoken with the pediatric nurses 5 times.
What a crazy week!