Saturday, August 20, 2011

Still Kickin'


I have NO clue how long it's been since I've written a blog entry, but we ARE still alive. It's just still a huge adjustment around here with 5 kids. There's such a gap in ages that we are constantly on the go. As many of you know, it's totally different to parent a 14 year old and a 3 year old. And, don't forget the 12, 7 and 5 year olds either!

Each of our children was created by God in a totally unique way. We are learning that it is SO easy to pass over someone's needs just because we are busy tending to another child. Some children are very easy to deal with on a daily basis and others are not. So, we have to guard our time to make sure that every child is being parented as the Bible directs. Oh, it's TIRING!!!

I reminded a friend the other day that our memory will return in about 2 years. That's the one thing no one told me when I gave birth to Kaitlyn. You WILL lose your memory. I figured it out on my own when I found the milk sitting on the table (overnight) and my keys in the refrigerator.... Well, the same thing happens with adoption. For each child you bring into your family, your memory leaves for a while. I started calling my boys by my brothers' names the other day....uuuggh!

But, life is full. It is full of laughter (a lot of that) and bike rides and hugs and kisses and bandaids and piano and soccer and baking and squeals. I wouldn't change a thing...not one. I'm so grateful to God for giving me this privilege, and I want to take it seriously every day. It is NOT easy...but it is rewarding!

I hope that I'll have time to update the blog more often, but we'll see! God's plans are definitely higher than my ways, and well, there are days/weeks that it won't happen. But, maybe every once in a while....