This is the place where we are have documented the road we have walked in order to adopt our four children from Brazil and the road we are now on as a family. We are keenly aware that adopting is not just a process we've chosen to go through, but part of God's plan for us and for our children. May He be glorified through the process and through our family!
Thursday, January 07, 2010
Our New Life
To be sure, there is no boredom at our house or in our life, but we are far from haggered, exhausted and beat. We are soaking up every beautiful moment with our children. Even the noisy, frustrating and defiant ones. We've told lots of our friends (so we might as well record it here) that the strangest thing about this new life is how normal it feels. God is Faithful. He formed this family and he is not letting us down. There is so much love in our life right now. Our house is full, our hands are full and our hearts are full. One of our dear friends said that our house now feels "lived in" because there isn't any space that's waiting for someone anymore. We play games and cards. We tickle. We read. We snuggle. We rough-house. We cook together. We watch movies.
James started back at work this week (including a business trip to Calgary--Gramma came to visit and help while Papai was away). Kim and the kids will all start school/work this Monday (1/11/10). That will be the real transition. We've gotten very good at being on vacation together, so this new routine will be very new indeed. We were able to successfully register all four children at Kim's school and are very thankful for that provision.
We were very purposeful about recording our experiences in Brazil and have not been purposeful at all about documenting our transition to home. Instead, we are being purposeful about living and loving time togehter as a family. New entries here are not absent because of chaos or exhuastion, they are absent because we've entered a very new chapter in our lives and we are determined to get as much out of it as we can.
We know that many friends, family members and even some strangers have been on their knees in prayer for us much more than we have for ourselves. All your prayers are appreciated.