"Sometimes grace mainfests as synchonicity-its energy brings together people or events in as soothing, helpful, dramatic way when you most need it and least expect it. At other times grace is the energy that suddenly illuminates us with understanding, allowing us to see what we had not been able to grasp before. Grace can also lift us into an altered state on consciousness in which we feel suffused by an unfamiliar energy-and indescribable combination of love, hope, and fearlessness." ~Caroline Myss
This blog will share information on adoption, special needs, fundraising, Texas, and family.
I have been wanting to do it for years. Just never "got around to it." Well, today I did. This will be my adoption account. Any $$ given, raised, brought in for the adoption will be put in there... I opened it with the $$ that was left over from our start last year. I also added what was lost. So, we have a small start. I also agreed to let them take $25 a month out. It does not sound like a lot, but it is something. For someone who is living paycheck to paycheck, it IS a lot! Once the twins finish daycare in May, I will be able to add more....
Feels good to get the financial ball rolling. There is a LONG way to go, but you have to start somewhere, right??
I have always felt that everything happens for a reason. At times, we struggle to see WHAT that reason might be, but it IS there somewhere deep down.
When my sister told me she was moving away in the new year, I was sad. Though we see things differently, and I do NOT get along with her husband, she DOES have my ONLY niece and nephew and is my ONLY sister and our kids LOVE each other. I was going to miss them and the cousins that my children love. :(
However, T and I were discussing this morning that there was a good reason for them moving. T mentioned that Aunt Kim would not "have anything nice to say about us adopting" which is very true. My sister has already voiced many times that she feels I have "too many kids." Adding another would not be seen as anything positive in her eyes.
So, perhaps God was removing an obstacle for us to help make things a tad less stressful?
Thanks. ANYTHING positive is HUGELY appreciated... :)
The whole family is finding ourselves getting excited again... :)
What once really stressed us out is now bringing us great joy!
This summer, I will set up a savings account. Then, I can start to put little bits of $$ here and there away. Every little bit helps, right?
I figure, that way, the amount that we need to raise might not seem so monumental. We have a little of the $$ that we raised initially that we did not lose in our deposit and that will go into the account. Then, things will be sold, fundraisers will begin, etc...
This will be life-changing for all of us which is exactly WHAT it should be. Rescuing an orphan will be the best thing that ever happened to us. Yes, I am sure that the child will benefit, but I think that we will benefit more from the lessons that we learn in that we CAN make a difference in this world that often seems so overwhelming with its problems and troubles.
Things went so crazy in my house last year. My son, Tobey entered the hospital in March for a pressure sore on his hip. 30 DAYS and 2 SURGERIES later, he was finally discharged! Things have been crazy! We are STILL battling the wound and STILL have a sand/air bed in our living room on which he sleeps....
Needless to say, this paused our adoption plans. :( N was adopted by another family which is bittersweet for me. While I am thrilled that he is no longer an orphan, my heart is broken that he was not placed with my family. :(
However, as much as I try to NOT think about adoption, it is something that still weighs heavily on my heart.
So, I have decided that we WILL still adopt. I have set a goal for us. We will commit to a child by Feb of 2013. That allows us some time to fundraise $$. Unfortunately, we lost the $$ that we gave the agency as a deposit for N, but I will not allow that to deter me. There MUST be a reason the Lord will not let this to leave my heart and I WILL follow it.
We will, more than likely, choose to rescue a child through Reece's Rainbow as that is an agency that is near and dear to my heart. I am not looking to save a baby as plenty of people want them. I will be looking at a 2-3 year-old. More than likely, a boy.
So, stay tuned as more details unfold and fundraisers start up. We could use all of the love, prayers, and support that you have!
Really, that is all I can say about my children as a unit...
They are the most fabulous group that I have seen. Right now, my son Tobey is in the hospital. He has been for the past 9 days. This is nothing new in our house. We are managing. We always do, but the thing that I have noticed is that my children make the most solid unit of love. They support and hold each other up in such a profound way. Where I lack because I am with Tobey, they make up to each other. It is a beautiful sight to see. No one does without if mom cannot be there. They just fill the void themselves for each other. I beam with pride and highly anticipate bringing N into such a warm environment.
A home with love and support that is as solid as the foundation of the house that it resides in!
I am a working single mom doing my best to raise one set of teenage triplets and first grade twins. Thrown into our midst is a dog, autism and a child in a wheelchair. Needless to say, there is never a dull moment! But, there is plenty of love, smiles and joy in our house.