Happy New Year to all our dear family and friends. As we are now wrapping up our two week vacation I am anxious to get back into our routine. I worked on lesson plans today and that always gets me excited to start school back up. I asked them tonight if we could start tomorrow, but I got a bit NO. Jeff went back to work last night after having nine days off with us. Other than our furnace going out Sunday afternoon (thank goodness for friends that let us borrow their portable heaters) and having to scramble around to find the part Monday morning, it was so nice to have him around without any work planned on his schedule.
As we go into 2013, our biggest hope and wish is for our adoption to be God's will and to take place. It seems we have been on this journey so long, but we can truly say it has deepened our faith and realized that we are not in control of anything. For me personally, I will continue to look for the gifts that God has given me with open eyes to see them. As of today I am on 330 and counting. As I continue in this journey I will try to share some of the blessings through pictures. As I am beginning to see the smallest gifts He has given me there are some words that can't describe them and only a picture can do it justice.
Here are a few from last month I thought I would share.
#292-Making Christmas cookies with them.
|#304- Watching them make a snowman|
|#312- Livy having such a sweet friend like Lanie to spend the night.|
|#311- Pulling kids on the sleigh behind the mule with snow falling on their eyelashes.|
|#282- Jeff reading them about Jesus' birth, praying and singing before opening presents on Christmas morning. Then having Livy say that is her favorite part of Christmas day.|
|Kids having the opportunity to ring the bell for the Salvation Army on the 22nd.|