No, not 38 more days of shopping (thank goodness)...38 days until we get to meet our baby girl. She is already 7 months old and the waiting seems to be even harder. Even though the waiting has been hard, we feel so blessed that God has brought us to this place and that we will be able to bring R home very soon. God has opened our eyes to what is going on outside of our little bubble...to see the world around us as He sees it.
I have been able to keep busy getting ready for Christmas (which has made the waiting more bearable). Shopping, baking, Christmas cards, wrapping, etc. We have been so blessed to be able to go to several Christmas concerts this year. I love music! H was in the orchestra at church and that concert was beautiful! H and T2 were both in the school Christmas concert and did awesome on their solos. H has a Christmas choir concert tonight and B has one next week. Our kids continue to keep us busy. I am so thankful that we will have another driver in the family in January. H is also very excited. I think she is more excited about being able to get a job (which I hope she has some success with) than driving. B auditioned for and made the worship band at church. He plays the electric guitar and has been working really hard. We continue with sports. B plays basketball for his junior high and T2 cheers and has already started working out for soccer. Finals are next week and then we get to RELAX!
T1 got another scholarship offer to play football at Georgia Tech. He spent last weekend there on an official visit, and this weekend, he will go on an official visit to the University of Illinois. I'm not sure where he'll end up, but I do have hopes!!! He learned right away on his first official visit that his values will be challenged when he goes away to college, but I am so proud of how he handled everything while he was there. This mama knows that her prayers were answered, and God put a hedge of protection around him. I also know that I will need to pray without ceasing. We continue to give God all the glory for his accomplishments and are very thankful for the opportunities he's been given.
Bill and I will have been married for 23 years. He is the love of my life and I thank God every day for him. We have 6 children, ages 22, 20, 18, 16. 10, and 4. Our family is in many different stages of life with three in college, one in high school and our youngest two at home. I am a home schooling mama who loves God and my family. We will be bringing home our 7th child very soon....a sweet 6 year old little girl.