It will be two weeks come friday we said goodbye to our sweet girls. Seems like yesterday I was packing up all their toys, clothes, and special things that they had accumulated in 11 months. That drive to drop them off was silent and tear filed. I tried to keep my tears at bay as we gave last hugs and prayed silent prayers that their life would be filed with love and Gods protecting hand. I pray their transition to living there full time was easy and that they bond fast with their family.
And as I hear a phantom girl cry from the other room. (Does that happen to anyone?!) Or as I'm folding a load of laundry that somehow ended up having one last girly sock that got left behind ... Or even as I'm walking thru the isles of HEB thinking this is to easy.... I pray for my sweet kids that have all been reunited with their family. Pray that they are doing well... Cared for... Loved....
But God has given me much to fill my life with these days to make these days less hard in missing my girls. He knew what I needed even though it has all seemed crazy to me. His timing and his will for our life's. Making me stronger. Leaning on him. Resting that he knows my heart.
I'm ready to go find a quiet camping place with our boys and take a few days off to enjoy just us. I'm thankful for what he has given me so far and am reminded daily that I am blessed. Very much..
Sunday, October 13, 2013
This last two weeks has been draining in so many sorts of ways. Court finding out that this was the final last 2 weeks we would have our foster girls. The transition process of going back and forth between our home and bio family and all that brings. The struggles our boys have been having in dealing with that. Can't believe that this is the ending so far to another 11 months of caring for these sweet girls. I know my God does ALL things good. And I'm resting in Him. I may now know why he has chosen our family to not adopt any of our children up to this point. But maybe around the corner he will shed light on his plans for us.
We given a home to 10 little children in almost 2 years time. And when my 4 year old son asks "Mom is my other sister gonna come back soon now?" It breaks my heart. Who knows. Maybe they will but we don't know Gods plans.
When people ask how we are doing its so hard to explain. The heart of a foster parent is truly unique. I don't know how I came to be this way but I am forever thankful that he has helped me grow in more ways than I could imagine. He stretches me thin and holds us tight.
I pray my girls grow to know him. That they are safe and loved. How one could love another persons child so much is beyond my imagination but he makes it happen.
We will love on them for 4 more days....and let them go knowing we loved them.
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Ever make your own yogurt? Or Greek yogurt? Super easy! I use to make yogurt all the time until we were hit with our dairy intolerance so I stopped. But then I started consuming ALOT of Greek yogurt on my THM plan and that starts to add up price wise!
Here's a great way to get you started on making your own at A Year of Slow Cooking.
I used coffee filters to strain it this time but just ordered some extra fine cheese cloth to use for my next batch so I can reuse it.
Next I want to make Fresh Mozzarella Cheese but since I don't have a microwave going to have to search for a way to make it without one or talk someone into having a fun experiment in their kitchen! :-D
I'm so ready for fall aren't you!?
And we finished up 2 weeks of homeschooling! Was fun and kids really enjoy it and so far I do also! :-D Even the 2 year old got in on some schooling action.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Planning out, ordering books, huge rolls of paper, making sure we have crafty stuff, searching tons of free printable sources....
We start the new part of life dubbed school! Two little pre kinder children are ready!
Praying for wisdom and patience!
But I can't wait!
Will I be saying that at the end of the school year? :-D
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Time passes so quickly.
A special superman birthday party for a special 4 year old.
He loved it.
He's changing in to quite the little boy. Growing up before my eyes. So thankful to be his mommy.
And now I can say I have a 4yr old, 3yr old, 2yr old and almost 1yr old. :-D
For another month atleast...