Thursday, May 14, 2015

Mother of four..hoping for five

Mother's Day has come and gone.  With it were lots of hidden surprises, homemade cards and flowers that were planted at school.  It was a day that had snow so our usual planting day had to be modified.  I didn't have to cook that day, always a bonus in my world.  These four kids mean the world to me.  They have taught me more than any other adventure in my life.  There are so many days that are not easy and situations when you wonder what really is the best way to parent a situation.  It is a blessing to see them together, the oldest teaching the youngest something new, and the youngest not letting the older grow up too fast.

There was a hole on my lap this year though as we wait for our son to come home.  It has been a long wait and not a lot of information to go on.  I still believe it will happen, but I have to say each Friday at five, when our adoption agency closes, my heart sinks a little with the knowledge that another week has passed with no news.  He will come and I am sure hoping my next Mother's Day photo has one more little face in it.

It would not be right on Mother's Day to not think about the women who gave birth to Andy and Katie.  The price they paid for my happiness and the horrible loss they must feel.  I think of them often but on this day just a little more.


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

A walk through April

April brings beauty out my window. On the other hand, Katie found a book so good she could not wait to read a couple pages on her way upstairs.

Crazy hair day for the youngest.  Andy loved wrestling and was proud to show off his new uniform.  Girls and cousins tend to create a whole lot of laugher.

Creations of the month included a gift for my Mom, a mousetrap car, and the start of my garden.

In April we had time to read, go on school field trips, and a very special Girl Scout mother and daughter tea.

My favorite two photos of the month.  A serious First Communion photo shoot could not really be that serious, and friends from thirteen years ago get to spend a weekend together.

Little by little I am making this house a home.  A trip to our first place we called home was what I really needed this month.  More reading time with siblings and an Earth Day project at the library. 

Can I just say I wish I had a whole afternoon to knit and look in this store? Dreaming of a little boy who we so need to come home.  Another package for him that he will soon receive.

A trip to Home Depot to make planters for the upcoming season.  My oldest and I on Junior Honor Society induction night.  Brianna as Rosa Parks for their wax history museum.  How cute she was!

I am late in this post as with most things in my life these days. I miss my blog, but maybe the time will allow me to be here again more often.

May is here and so much is happening, but I can feel summer break right around the corner!

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