Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Catching Up on Life!

It's been so busy around here lately that the blog has not exactly been at the forefront of my mind. But, for those of you who keep up with our lives and those of you who are still in the adoption process, we will keep this journaling going until you see the light at the end of the tunnel. From 2 years of waiting (many tears and frustrations, joys and highlights), we can tell you that EVERY moment was worth it. God was using that time to form us into what He needed us to be for Jett Turner.

Here's what's been happening lately:

  • Our friends gave us a shower on Saturday for Jett's homecoming. He loved opening the presents and especially loved his new doctor kit and computer.

  • Kaitlyn is doing so well in school. She excels in math and reading and is playing the piano better every week. She is extremely creative (last night, she created her own island on paper with a diagram of her house, a logo for her island, and more) and is so helpful with Jett. He is constantly asking "donde is Kaken?"

  • Madison Grace is still our drama queen...we love it! She is a diligent worker always asking how she can help. For some reason, she loves to help in the kitchen especially washing the dishes...Madison is also a great reader and does extremely well in language and spelling. She has already finished all of her poetry for the school year and finished memorizing another poem just yesterday. I'm having to work extra hard to get her more work.

  • Jett Turner is officially speaking "Spanglish." He will say "it's mucho cold outside" or "5 minutes and then dormimos" (go to sleep). It's a joy to watch him grow and learn each day. He is learning to write his name (he is so proud to make the "t's" at the end. He can count to 20 in English, say most of his ABC's, and loves to work on the computer (like Poppa). He especially loves to play outside with his sisters and to watch the Diego DVD. He yells at the TV and does everything that Diego ask of him!

On March 10th, JT will be leaving for South Africa. He will be gone until the 28th or 29th. Please pray that Jett will understand and realize that Poppa will return. We covet your prayers and look forward to our continued time together as a family!


Sara said...

I loved your comment about that your 2 year wait was time that God was turning you into the family you needed to be for Jett. I've been frustrated with delays in our process and this was a great perspective for me. Sometimes I think the wait for Kate to be with her forever family is so long and unnecessary, but when you flip the focus around, it makes more sense. I may be more patient waiting for God to mold us for her. Thanks for the uplifting comment:) Glad things are going well with your family!

The Allums Family said...

thank you for your words of encouragement in your comment.

I know I have grown and gained so much in the Lord during this wait. I pray that I will continue to allow God to mold me as the wait lengthens.

Your family is precious and, as I am sure I have said before, it is so good to see this end of the journey.