Today I am thankful for my son, daughter and hubby!!
I am thankful I am able to stay at home and be such a big part of their lives because I did not get to do that when Emma was a baby until she was 3.5. I am thankful that we are homeschooling and doing Tot School with Noah even though some days like yesterday are beyond describable. I was sick. Emma had co-op so I though that I would have a break but after I picked her up and we got home I hear this big thud and Noah starts screaming. Emma has pushed him off the sofa. I Asked her about it and she said she did not do it. Then I said well I hope you are telling the truth because God saw you. She then said that she meant to push him off. This hearts my heart!!Her punishment was no playdate that we had planned and no dance unless he earned it back!! I am THANKFUL that Noah is OK and only has a quarter size knot and bruise and thankful that Emma told me the truth after knowing that God saw her!! By the way, Emma asked Jesus to be her Saviour on Sunday night!! That made my heart happy!! :) OK so on to more being thankful. I am thankful I am able to help in Noah's MDO class, be a leader for Awana's, Be a co-leader for Girl Scouts, take Emma to co-op, dance, Gymnastics, Girlscouts, Dance, Church and etc.!! Yes I am busy but I am thankful that I am able to do all of that!! I am thankful for my husband who works hard for us, I am thankful for kids, I would do anything for another baby but I am so thankful for the 2 that I have!! Most days things are GREAT but every once in a while there will be a day like yesterday!! I am THANKFUL there are more good than bad!!
So what about you? What are you thankful for?
Hope everyone has a blessed rest of the week and weekend! We will be celebrating my Mom's 50th b-day this weekend!!:)
11/2015 Saw Sarah on a waiting child Facebook page/video
12/26/2014 Sent a letter of intent to adopt Sarah
1/20/2016 Heard that we were matched with her in the China system.
1/20/2016 Began the paper work chase.
4/4/2016 First home study visit
4/16/2016 Ben's home study visit
4/19/2016 Brandi's home study visit
4/23/2016 Home check and visit with the kids 5/12/2016 Proofed rough draft of home study
5/16/16 Homestudy approved by our agency
6/1/16 I800-a mailed to USCIS
6/9/16 reviewed receipt In the mail with a lockbox date of 6/2/16
6/16/16 Received fingerprint apts for 6/24/16
6/24/16 Fingerprint apt. Now we await USCIS approval and dossier authentication.
6/29/16 Documents mailed to Washington DC and Houston to be authenticated and certified.
6/30/16 I800A approval. Wait on approval letter.
6/5/16 Got approval letter in mail it had wrong date. Ben called on 6/6/16 to get a new letter sent.
6/13/16 Our agency received our new i800A letter with the correct date. All of our Alabama documents were sent to the Secretary of State in Montgomery and our AZ documents were sent to CA for certification.
6/26/16 Documents back from U.S. Consulate
6/27/16 DTC(documents to China to be translated) 10/10/16 We got our hard copy of our LSC and I800 in the mail. 10/10/16 Mailed I800 off to TX USCIS and our signed LSC back to our agency.
I am a 30 something yr old Christian, SAHM to A funny, loving, pretty Little Girl named Emma who is 12 and to a funny, sweet, handsome little Boy named Noah who is 7, Nate who is 4 and so funny and creative and Anna who is 3 and the little Mama and Levi who is just a doll and our blessing through adoption. I am married to Ben-The Love of My Life! I love hanging out with my family-Getting together with my Mama,Aunts, Uncles and cousins, sil and bil for cookouts and just hanging out.I enjoy hanging out with friends, which I do not get to do enough.We enjoy going to the beach and day trips to the zoo, parks and museums. We enjoy being outside and swimming and playing. I enjoy meal planning, coupon clipping, middle of the road parenting(I do some natural stuff but some modern day stuff too), waking up to a clean house,homeschooling, coffee, clean babies, the beach, apple cinnamon and fall!:)We have recently started the adoption journey and are so excited and anxious!! We may not have it all together but together we have it all:) I love my Life as a SAHM Mommy and Wife! Life is GREAT!:)