Sunday, October 3, 2010


There is so much I want to say right now but time does now allow (shocking, I know, since it's been a month since I was last here). I have to find a way to carve out time to blog as this has really been my digital baby book for the girls and I don't want to give up on this ongoing record of their history in our little family. Somehow I WILL find a way. I will find a way to tell you what I've been thinking lately about the umpteenth person who has asked me if I ever want to "have my own someday" and about broken bones -- two things on my radar of late. Someday I will tell you about these things but not today. I'm still trying to figure out how to negotiate two full time kids, a full time job, what has now become an almost-full-time ministry and blogging. Blogging has lost out. For now. I shall return though. Someday. At least you get a few pictures for now. Sometimes I look at my daughters and I'm awestruck by how beautiful they are. They amaze me every day in so many ways. Perhaps because they didn't grow in my body for nine months, they are still new enough to me to amaze me. I am still just amazed by how little humans work -- that they walk and talk and think and have opinions. No, I didn't see my little girls roll over for the first time. But I did laugh in amazement last week when one of them looked at me incredulously and said, "Are you kidding me?!" for the first time. They sparkle and shine in so many ways and I remain amazed.


Faith said...

I'd really like to hear about
"having your own"

What do you say? How do you explain it?

My niece is from Ethiopia and the "own" thing totally bothers me. My roommate says it at least once a week. I have tried to explain to her that "they are their own" children. She says that I am too sensitive.

I have tried to not say anything but then I feel as if I am betraying my niece. I'm just not sure what to do.

We Are Family said...

I hear your heart. I can't wait to read more at a later time. Blessings to you as YOU love and parent YOUR OWN girls :)

Zoe said...

I've been stalking your blog, waiting for updates! :-)

Eager to hear your comments about "having your own."

Casey Martinez said...

It's exhausting to juggle a full time job, kiddos and life in between! I know all to well but, also know how rewarding the little things are such as what you are mentioning. These pictures are so precious!

graceling said...

Anna (age 3.5) loves to look at pictures of your girls... I think our daughters must be from the same region because I see so many similarities in their faces and skin tone...

Anyway, Anna was just looking at these pictures and said "Dat's E-tee-O-peee-Ah like Anna girls!" (Those girls are Ethiopian like Anna!)

"Dat's pretty girls like Anna!"

Debi said...

Thanks for taking the time to update. I love seeing pictures of your beautiful, growing girls!
I am with Faith, a proud auntie of 2 precious neices that are OURS through adoption just as much as if my sister gave birth to them. It was a 2 year battle to bring them home. Their "court date" was like a birth where they were given the family name and declared daughers.
I guess those who havn't been there cannot be expected to understand.
Praying that God would continue to use you as an advocate for adoption and orphans.
Love and hugs and prayers,