Thursday, January 22, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Plus I got two sets of under the bed drawers for both sets of beds in the room!
Now on to finding a while armoire...I have found that very difficult to find!
No news on a new court date yet......
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Friday, January 9, 2009
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
I loved that.
It made me think of myself, and the other adoptive families. All of us awaiting our new additions. We prepare, we read, we share, we chat, we pray, we nest and gather, and organize, we dream and wish....
and get ready...
but we know the road is really unknown, both in the journey TO them, and then of course on the journey WITH them. So we know, whatever we do, we will never be truly ready. How can you be ready for whatyou don't know?
So it is peaceful to take on the thought of being ready to not be ready. Being ready to go with the flow, move with what happens, adjust, hug, share, pray and dream some more..
and face our futures...ours and theirs...with a ready heart.
God is ready.... Emmanuel...
It is Christmas in Ethiopia today... Merry Christmas Mame!
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Blessings to all....
Saturday, January 3, 2009
This one to educate myself on some different ways to handle the conflicts between my children.
Mathieu (Illustrator) This one, because of its message and also the fun exercise of going through how we are alike and how we are all different, and not just because of skin color.
Holding Time (Paperback)by Martha G. Welch (Author), Mary Ellen Mark (Author) This one, because I am reading up on attachment and another parent recommended it, but also, because, I notice, even with my big boys (10 and 8) they love when momma holds them in her lap...even if they feel silly, and so does little Mary. Something I need to do more of.
Connection Parenting: Parenting Through Connection Instead of Coercion, Through Love Instead of Fear, 2nd Edition (Paperback)by Pam Leo (Author)
And last, but not least, the reason I went to amazon.com in the first place, to get this book, recommended by another mom: I Love You Rituals (Paperback)by Becky A. Bailey (Author)
So Friday is our new court date...I could wake up that morning and find out, I have a new daughter....after waiting for so long, it just feels so unreal....but I am so hopeful, with God and a new year, that this will be an awesome year in God for my family. He is faithful, sovereign and so very loving.
Relentless, he is relentless in His love and pursuit of us, regardless of how flawed I may be..and THAT gives me great hope.