I really have no theme tonight, just a lot of random thoughts to share.
One afternoon, we were driving to pick up Boy from school with worship music playing in the van. “Mommy Katie!” Girl exclaimed. “That song just said ‘righteousness’! Like at church and at home!” Then she was quiet, appearing deep in thought. “Mommy Katie?” “Yes?” I answered, expecting some deep preschool question about righteousness. But then…“Did you know that sinks are more important than toilets?” What?
My favorite moment of the day, after bedtime and naptime of course, comes right after I change Baby’s diaper when she wakes up. We’ve recently taken to playing hide-and-seek around the furniture when I’m done with her diaper. Whenever I pop out from behind a chair, she laughs a HUGE belly laugh, often falling down and rolling on the floor, still laughing. I love that my daughter thinks I’m funny (for now!).
Baby also has started letting her pacifier fall out of her mouth as soon as I say the word “breakfast”. That kid L-O-V-E-S to eat. I may or may not have overfed her a few nights ago to the point where she was unbalanced when walking and had a monstrous belly that pushed her shorts towards her knees.
I’ve started listening (read: becoming addicted) to Foster Parent Podcasts. Two foster parents, Tim and Wendy, have recorded 100 episodes detailing their lives as foster parents in California. Oh my goodness, their stories and wisdom have been such a blessing to me over the last week. Seriously. I want to get on a plane to California, find these people, and give them the biggest hug ever. They now have years of experience as foster/adoptive parents, and they discuss all the crazy situations we face so often with abundant grace, which I am sorely lacking in at the moment. I’ve known about the podcasts for awhile now, but I think the Lord particularly brought them to my attention this week when we’re struggling with so many different issues.
Yes, we are having a really difficult time right now. I’m always hesitant to blog about the details, as many of our problems center around the private, sensitive issues of the kids’ past or the insane CPS/adoption agency rules we have to follow “for the kids’ sake”. Sigh. That’s another post, after the adoption is final.
I’ve been reminded in so many ways this week that the Lord chose these kids for us. He knew all of the trials that were ahead. He is good, perfect, faithful, loving, merciful, and kind. His promises never fail.