Sorry, nothing hugely exciting going on here, but just some funny things to share and of course...some pictures!
So, hair is a big deal around here. It's been a bit of a challenge figuring out how to take care of the boys hair. I read a ton about black hair care before they came into our lives, and had no clue how to handle bi-racial hair. So, if any of you out there have tips I am always open to trying new things. But, I have a pretty good routine right now and I love the boys hair longer like it is.
I LOVE their hair, and they do too. They just hate letting me fix it in the mornings.
Cooper has especially come to hate it as his hair has become more course and the curls have gotten tighter...that means more tangles.
Bless his heart, he runs when he sees me with the pick, spray bottle and product!
So the other day, I was holding him between my legs while picking out his hair. I said, "Cooper, DeMarco has to have his hair picked out too buddy!"
Owen piped up next to me, "Yea, and I bet Coach Stoops does it for him!"
I cracked up.
First, that he knows that Coach Stoops and DeMarco Murray belong together. Second, I got this mental picture of Coach Stoops holding down this huge DeMarco trying to pick through his hair! I was dying inside!
Cooper wasn't impressed at all and still fought me.
Now don't hate me yet. I do give the boys the option to cut their hair shorter, but they both tell me they want it longer.
So, Sadie has this wavy hand thing. Her hands are always roaming through the air. And I am not talking about the normal infant arm discovery...
One day Owen was watching her as I was holding her. He said, "She wants to touch your hair mom."
Then in his sweet baby voice, he said, "Do you want to touch it sis? You can touch it!" Like, hey let's touch the weird white hair.
I forget that I am the odd ball around here, as I am the only blonde with straight hair. Blake's hair is even course and brown!
Please continue to pray about where God is calling each of us in the area of adoption.
Hearts are moving.
People are talking about adopting.
Many are struggling with how to afford it.
Many are overwhelmed in knowing where to start.
I have received lots of emails and calls about people with questions.
People are wanting to walk into this rather unknown world of adoption.
I easily forgot those fears that I had 4 years ago!
Please pray that God would continue to move in this area of our lives.
Please contact us if you have questions/fears about adoption...we love sharing!
Please pray that we hear God as He is speaking to us. He is speaking!!!
I am excited to see all that God has planned!
On a more irritating note about adoption, 20/20 aired a special on adoptions "gone bad".
Blake and I wanted to turn it off, we got so frustrated.
I don't think the intent was to turn people away from adoption, but to let those FEW adoptive parents out there that may be struggling, know that there is help.
Simply put, it was about parents ending adoptions because of emotional issues from adopting older children (mostly international).
I was shocked while watching this.
I was sad that so much attention in the media is given to problems in adoption or adoptions falling through!
I know, I know...it sells.
But for me, I just heard people closing the doors on adoption because of fear.
I was sad for children watching that were adopted wondering if their parents would give up on them because they had made some bad choices. (Yes, adopted kids can have those thoughts!)
Since it's National Adoption Awareness month I wished there would have been something geared toward encouraging adoption!
Thanksgiving was very rich for our family of 5!
Do we have a lot to give thanks for or what?
The list is endless, but what sticks out the most are these 3 blessings we call our children.
I am thankful for their birthmoms and the difficult choice they made.
I am thankful for God leading them to us.I am thankful for our agency that sees adoption as a ministry, not a job.
I am thankful for my marriage to my precious husband that still chooses me!
for my incredible parents, who've been married for 38 years!
for my precious "in laws" that treat me as their own!
for my 3 sisters, my best friends who I wish I could be closer to.
for my relationship with Christ more than anything!