Summer has flown by and we have just completed our third week of school.
I can't seem to get on top of my blogging. Ugh!
I want to take some time to celebrate our little ones who both celebrated another birthday - almost a month ago.=)
Sunshine (Who is obviously Sophie, from the picture - Oops!) celebrated her seventh birthday in the middle of August. In July she started talking about her birthday and I could see that it was making her very anxious. We took the time to talk through all the events of the day and I reminded her that I would make her day special. It would be a birthday that was just perfect for her.
It was perfect. It was just right. Not too much excitement as to overwhelm her, but just enough fun to make it a wonderful day!
She struggles greatly with yielding to me. I know God has an amazing plan for her. I know that He can be trusted. So we move forward each day in full faith that He will work everything together for His good.
Happy Birthday Sunshine! I adore you!
Their birth dates were chosen by their oldest sister. That is what makes these dates special to our family. If someone at the courthouse had chosen them, we might have spread them apart a bit. In this way we honor their sister who had no idea that two days of birthdays can be quite busy!=)
Little Buddy requested Ethiopian food for his birthday dinner. I was happy to oblige. It is fairly easy to make if you can buy the injera, which is what we did. It was delicious and his tummy and his heart were full.
Happy Birthday Little Buddy! I love you SOOOOOOOO much!=)
As you can see, this little guy is adorable. His hugs and kisses melt my heart. He has come so far. Not only has he learned English and adjusted to a new family, he is also reading independently at just five years old. I am so thankful that he does not have to struggle with school as he struggles in other areas.
My greatest desire for both of these precious children is that God would heal and transform their hearts. This would allow them to trust and be free of the hurt that they carry daily.
I guess I really want them to be free to be kids before they are grown.
That is what I want...I am waiting to see what God wants. His plan is always better than anything I can dream up.