Friday, March 22, 2013
Friday Adoption Adventures!
Well, this going up a little late because it has been a crazy busy week, and this is the first moment I have had today to sit down for a quick second. Since this is going up so late, I'm not going to set up a link up, instead I would ask you to comment below with your experiences!
I have been thinking this week about our precious children and how we have missed so much of their lives. I even had a conversation with my mother-in-law about it this week. True, we had Grace at 18 months which is pretty young, but we missed out on all the fun baby snuggles. Then, we get Anthony at 8 years old, and it saddens me to think of all we missed with him. I know that God's plan is perfect and that He had an exact moment for them to enter our lives, but that doesn't mean that I am not sad at the thought of all we missed! And now that we have them, it is so easy to get wrapped up in the busyness of life with them and forget to savor just those quiet moments with them. I love my homeschooling time with Anthony while Grace is napping because it gives me wonderful one-on-one time with him to create memories and learn more about his precious personality. As much as I used to enjoy my quiet time during nap time, I wouldn't trade my school time with him for anything. Just today we started talking about astronomy, and it was so fun to see the excitement in his eyes and his eagerness to absorb knowledge!
BOTTOM LINE, I don't want to miss out on any more time with them than necessary, and I pray that I will keep that mindset, even in the moments when they are driving me crazy. :)
Friday Blog Highlight
I mentioned last week that I would be highlighting the blogs of my co-administrators of WAGI (www.wearegraftedin.com). Today I would like to direct you Stephanie Smit's precious blog, We are Family! Follow her family's journey through adoption!