Tuesday, May 6, 2014

I feel like I have mounds to do...

I can't function without sticky notes...

and lists...

Am I crazy busy? Or am I just crazy. After walking around in a circle this morning (literally for about 20minutes) trying to teach the boys about 4 different countries, their languages and cultures, and some other interesting facts... having them color the flags of each, and even talking about the Renaissance, art and classical music, I realized I'm insane. I must be. And I enjoy my insanity. The funny thing about it is, the boys seriously enjoyed school today. They enjoyed the chaotic business of it all! I think we went about 90 miles an hour. They listened to Bach, while coloring maps of Germany. Then learned that Norway is also known as the "land of the midnight sun". Talked about soccer (otherwise known at football) being Mexico, Italy, and Germany's favorite sport. Japan's Samurai Warriors. Origami is also planned this afternoon. They asked to eat Spaghetti today to celebrate Italy! So we had it for lunch. All in all, we had a great time!

I have a million things rolling through my head. Cleaning for my homestudy visit, busy boys who don't appreciate "clean", school, Elizabeth, her adoption paperwork, ideas about adoption fundraisers, ... And all these things are so good. I am blessed beyond measure. But at the same time it's stressful.

And Arielle is studying for her drivers permit. Do you understand what that means?!

So my mind is busy.

Most of the time I'm the girl who needs a "posted" to tell me what to do next. Cleaning, teaching, paperwork.... LOTS of paperwork. I have lists for my lists and nothing gets done unless it's listed. Adoption paperwork makes me crazier than normal. I am NOT ORGANIZED. And if I didn't have a loving God holding my hand through every step of my day, during that "circle walking time" I would not achieve one meaningful moment. Well, maybe one... but not much more!

So Glad I have GOD!

And sticky notes .....

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Just last year...

It's hard to accept that only one year ago Elizabeth was abandoned at the hospital. But that doesn't mean her parents didn't love her. In this country we take our healthcare for granted. We can still receive medical care even when we can't pay for it here in the USA. It's not like that in China. Elizabeth has B Thalassemia major and requires monthly blood transfusions. Some people can't afford this, and there is also a blood shortage in China. It's unfair! But the harsh reality is, often loving moms and dads abandon their sick kids to give them a better chance at survival. They leave them somewhere safe, hoping/praying their medical needs will be taken care of by someone else-through orphanage programs or adoption.
 
Elizabeth needs to be transfused... without it, she will most likely die.
 
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She seems like such a cuddle kitten!  And I'm praying she will learn to trust us. That she will understand a LOVE that will NEVER leave her NOR forsake her....
Lord I pray you protect her little heart...


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