Apr 28, 2012
Apr 21, 2012
I can't believe how fast time is flying. We are nearing the end of another school yr and the summer will be upon us. I am sure by the end of July I will be screaming for school to start but for now, time seems to be going by so fast. All three children will be in school next yr. I will start back to work at that time unless God sees the need for me to have a job before then. We are continuing to lean and trust upon God,he continues to take care of us.
We are so proud of the young woman Hannah is becoming. She is maturing each month and it is becoming somewhat easier to parent her. She will be gone from this house so soon, I can't believe that is on the horizon. Claire and Kevin continue to love/hate each other. They are so much alike but yet still have differences that keep them like gas and fire.
Kevin still is having trouble being without Claire. She is his life line in so many ways. She never lets her frustration show *if there is any* at always waiting for him or doing something simpler for him. He wants to be in the thick of things but still MOSTLY refuses to try new things. We pray for his courage daily, I am sure it will come. I wish it will come before kindergarten starts this fall. We still battle the controling demon that lives in Kevin. I pray for his ease and comfort everyday. He still has to do everything himself (even when clearly this isn't possible) and has to go over a "schedule" everyday~~~ALL DAY. We are mainly routine people, so that has helped, but he remains over stimulated by changes and takes a bit to recover. He is such a joy to have and we know he was made for our family. Thank you God for this precious soul to take care of and lead to you.
Claire is s-l-o-w-l-y learning and really asking questions about Jesus. She is still really confused and concerned about why he had to die on the cross. She is unsure about heaven, strictly because it is different than home....claire is a homebody. I have eased her a bit by letting her know heaven will be JUST LIKE HOME....except for the homework and bedtimes. She seems ok with that now. We are taking it slow since she becomes quite upset and overwhelmed about heaven and hell. She has a wonderful Children's Minister and teacher at church that help ease fears as well. She is both amazed and terrified at the same time. Her soul is so precious and tender. I know the Lord will help her understand.
Hannah will be driving soon. She has begun to practice with us....glad there isn't a parent taught driver's course any longer....we would never get through it. She is better taught by professionals. Whew..dodged a bullet there. She is really such a great girl. Grades good and great friends. Decent attitude towards life and LOVES Jesus. It will be hard to let her go out into the world, but that is where she must go. I must have faith that we did the best we could and she has great instincts to help. I thank God that he allowed me this child to love and protect for always.
at 7:29 PM
Every call has a beginning. A quiet moment when God whispers a promise to a mother’s heart . A holy place where a father bows and faithfully accepts the journey set before him. A miraculous morning that unexpectedly dawns… Casting its first light on a chosen threshold. A gentle knock..a closed door opens, a sacred invitation sent by the Father.. leads to the other side of the world. Where lonely hearts stare out orphanage windows praying for someone to care.. and then one morning, on an ordinary day an orphan’s life changes... God sends them a second chance...Through you..