no major meltdowns.
no major triumphs.
just small glimpses of...
english words learned
games learned and mastered
we had our one month post-adoption evaluation by our social worker for our agency report. there wasn't that much to say. our greatest fears have not yet come true. we had no expectations...so there wasn't too much upset. we have been pleasantly surprised by how much the children have just sort of "fit" into our existing family. i don't want to court fate, but up to now, this has been easier than i imagined it would be. i know. i know. things can and probably will change. but it has been such a blessing that we are considering doing it again.
what's that? you hear God laughing? well...maybe He isn't done with us yet. but, i bet it is in a way i hadn't considered. yup...i think that IS Him laughing.
He is probably chortling at the way our lives will look in three more years. we will have 13, 14, 15, and 16 year old teenage girls. yup...that is most likely what you are hearing.
one place we don't really fit...INTO OUR CAR! perhaps God will find a way for us to have a different set of wheels-maybe one that seats 8! i know-that is crazy talk. we'll leave that problem in His capable hands.
LORD, YOU ARE GREAT. WONDERFUL MAKER OF ALL THINGS, I THANK YOU FOR OUR CHILDREN. I EXALT YOU FOR YOUR WISDOM AND GOODNESS. I KNOW YOU HAVE PLANS FOR US. I DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY ARE, BUT KNOW THAT WHATEVER YOU HAVE PLANNED...I'M IN. I TRUST THAT YOU KNOW WHAT IS BEST FOR ALL OF US. PLEASE FORGIVE ME FOR MY TRANSGRESSIONS AND SHORTCOMINGS. THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING ME TO ASK. THANK YOU FOR MAKING A WAY FOR US TO HAVE A RELATIONSHIP WITH YOU. HELP ME TO STAY ON THE PATH YOU HAVE LAID OUT FOR ME AND NOT TO FOLLOW THE PATH I WANT FOR MYSELF. YOUR WILL BE DONE, LORD. AMEN.
so off topic... here was our Panda Playgroup this past weekend