Second, my heartfelt Thank You to those who have commented publicly or emailed privately to inquire about our family. I wish I could say more than just Thank You, but sometimes there just aren't adequate words to say how I feel.
As most of you know, our family has grown alot this year. Well, obviously we've grown numerically....but we've also grown in different ways.
Our children are learning to love, accept, teach and bond with a new older sister and two younger sisters.
Our newly adopted children are learning to accept love and boundaries from a family unit.
Daddy and Mommy are learning to not only follow God when it's easy, but to follow Him when it's hard. Learning to step out into the water like Peter, knowing that HE is asking you to do so, and trusting that HE will be with you every little baby step of the way.
And while I'm spending so much of my time teaching, teaching, teaching these seven beautiful, precious souls entrusted to my care, I'm learning an important fact:
----God is using these little ones to TEACH ME.---
Sometimes the lessons are exciting, wonderful, and encouraging.
Other times, the lessons are painful, humiliating, and just. plain. hard.
I'm SO excited to share some of the lessons He's been taking me through. Unfortunately, I know myself well enough to know that it would take way too long to share in one post. :)
So, instead of one ridiculously long post, I'm going to jump--with both feet!--back into the blogging water (figuratively speaking, of course!).
I'll even throw in some of our amazing Christmas memories from our girls' first Christmas with us, jump back into my Toddler Training Series, and do a SIX MONTHS in America post on our lovely Johanna. :)
See you all soon! :)