Waiting to move

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted.  It’s been awhile since I’ve had anything that I felt was worth saying really.  My family is slowly preparing to move.  Our house is filled with boxes packed with things that aren’t necessities.  Christmas dishes, cd’s, books, knick-knacks, stuff.  Eventually we need to have a yard sale with theContinue reading “Waiting to move”

Victory in Jesus

Tonight, in Celebrate Recovery, we learned about Victory.  We looked at steps 6 and 7. Voluntarily submit to any and all changes God wants to make in my life and humbly ask Him to remove my character defects. (Steps 6 and 7) “Happy are those whose greatest desire is to do what God requires” I’veContinue reading “Victory in Jesus”

Shake it Like a Polaroid

Do y’all remember Polaroid cameras and pictures? When you used a Polaroid camera/film, the picture would come out blank and you – well at least I – would shake it to develop the picture.  Often times though, I would shake too vigorously and the picture would get screwed up.  The colors would run, or partContinue reading “Shake it Like a Polaroid”

Adoption Story… part 6

Part 1  Part 2  Part 3  Part 4  Part 5 The road to finalizing the adoption was longer than we anticipated.  In all reality, it wasn’t that long.  After Blue had been with us about 3 months it was time to move forward.  From the point that the workers began to move toward adoption (asContinue reading “Adoption Story… part 6”

Adoption Story… part 5

Part1  Part 2  Part3  Part 4 It was time – time to tell Blue about “our plans.”  Racer and I were nervous.  We didn’t know what she’d say.  We didn’t know if she’d want to be a part of our family.  We didn’t know how she’d respond.  The morning started out with a meeting ofContinue reading “Adoption Story… part 5”

Adoption Story… part 4

Part 1  Part 2  Part  3 Now that Racer and I knew what God wanted us to do, we had to figure out how to go about it.  First, we called the Fosters.  They were shocked – “How can we adopt Blue” was certainly not a phone call they expected, especially from us.  That phoneContinue reading “Adoption Story… part 4”

Adoption Story… Part 2

Read part one here. There is a couple in our church that I have a new love for.  You see, in May 2009, Blue came to live with the Fosters.  They are an older couple, well past their years of parenting teenagers, but God has given them a mission to open their home to teensContinue reading “Adoption Story… Part 2”

Adoption Story… Part 1

Yesterday was a big day for our family. We officially became a family of 6. In our hearts we have been a family of 6 since the end of July, but yesterday it was “official.” Blue’s adoption became final. Here’s the first part of our story… In the early fall – September I think –Continue reading “Adoption Story… Part 1”

A Snowglobe Morning

I like snowglobes.  You shake them up and watch the “snow” fall in the village, on the family or around the world that is inside.  The snow swirls and then slowly starts to settle.  Finally, everything is still again until the next shake up. My life was in the starting to settle point.  A recentContinue reading “A Snowglobe Morning”