Wednesday, October 29, 2014

a few pics

Bryant's Spooky Social one of the high school sororities had.  He was the Beast and his date was Belle but he had shed his coat and she had put on a jacket before pic was made.  oh well.

One of Peyton's most recent creations.  

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

keeping the hope alive

I sent this email to J's therapist:

Dear Therapist,

My husband and I have had some time to reflect on our home visit with Jackson and I wanted to share our thoughts and concerns with you concerning his time at home.  Honestly, on the surface the visit was perfect and Jackson was a model child but

Sunday, October 26, 2014

son time in the sunshine

Thank you all so much for your prayer support.  We had a nice visit with no safety breaches.  It was an 82 degree perfectly beautiful day for unlimited outside play.  I sat on the deck and supervised. I was with him at.all.times. 

Friday, October 24, 2014

I am scared

Bailey and I are headed to get Jackson at 6:15am in the morning.  We will have him home by 12:30pm (ish).

I told the little kids after school today.  While

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Older child adoption

Delaney has the sweetest heart in the world.  She is such a blessing and I can't imagine my life without her.  Older child adoption is a blessing like no other. :)

Monday, October 20, 2014

My 9

The life of a large family is different than that of a small family.  It just is.  There are so many people coming and going.  There are so many different ages of kids in and out of the house.  There are so many different interests and personalities coexisting and trying to get along.  

But there is still only one mom.  One mom to try to meet everyone's unique needs.  One mom to keep up with the comings and goings, interests, unique personalities of all the children, not to mention her husband.  One mom to keep things running smoothly (and keep all the laundry done). :)

It is tiring.  But it's all I know.  And I love it.  I would not have it any other way!!

Brantley's college baseball team is getting started.  Senior year.  He has

Friday, October 17, 2014