Some people tell me I need to write a book. That makes me LAUGH! WHO HAS THE TIME TO WRITE A BOOK? I can't even seem to find the time to WRITE A BLOG POST!!!!!
So I am just going to write a novel right now.
Title: What We've Been Doing The Last Two Weeks
Chapter 1: Praying
We've been praying a LOT about who is going to China with us. a LOT.
Chapter 2: Driving
We now have another driver in the house. Katie Lyn got her driver's permit this week! (We were so nervous...the two girls in line before her didn't pass the test! Thank you Lord she passed!)
Chapter 3: Crying
Today we found out that a little sweetie we'd been praying for in China passed away last night. She was so loved. She was another little heart baby....oh these heart babies. God help us carry them well!
Chapter 4: Running
Our kiddos are running cross-country and loving it! We ALL love it because it is something we can do as a FAMILY. WE LOVE TO RUN!
Chapter 5: Singing
We've sung Happy Birthday to Clay and Sunday we'll sing to Rob. Birthdays are a sweet time for us. We wake up super early and pile on my bed and open presents. Since we do birthdays pretty big around here, we are going to change some Christmas traditions this year. Christmas gifts decrease, Christmas TIME TOGETHER increase!
Chapter 6: Praising
Ever praising God! We are called to be thankful in ALL THINGS. We are thankful for all the provision He has brought for our trip to China (thank you!). We are thankful for wet beds (no names). We are thankful God allowed us to homeschool in the summer so we can take a really long break until January and get to know our new babies. We are thankful for holey socks. We are thankful for a big table where we eat warm soup together and talk about everything under the sun. We are thankful for bloody noses. We are thankful for 13 plane tickets to bring us all home plus my mom from China. We are thankful for arguments on whose turn it is in Candyland. We are thankful for new friends and old friends. We are thankful for neighbors who kill rattlesnakes for us. We are thankful and praising God.
Chapter 7: Packing
We leave October 31. Every Single One Of Us. Leaving. October 31. I can't think of 2 sweeter pumpkins to go get on Halloween, can you? Can't wait to squeeze our lil punkins!