This is the very much abbreviated version of it all:
With that comes a flurry of thoughts and emotions.
We are happy to be getting started and making steps that move us forward on the journey.
One of them is a list of 'moving' projects we still need to get done; many before the Home Visit. Another is a list of homeschool preparations that will need to be in place by August. And last, but not least, is a list of adoption To Dos (things that must be written, filled out, read, turned in, etc.).
which we first found while in Mt. View and have been eating a lot of lately (we love it!).
There's been a bit of an increase in the 'popcorn-and-movie' nights since we started moving, doing paperwork, and completing 'adoption educational requirements'.
One of the first things we found a place for was this picture frame
with spots for all three of our children...
the two at home and the one we're working to bring home.
It serves as a reminder for us each time we see it to pray for our Little One.
This is one we're researching right now.
And is there really anything more enjoyable than a little PlayMobil war....???
Tonight, we sat down as a family and watched the story of John Bunyan together.
It was the "Kick Off" to our next read aloud together. We are beginning The Little Pilgrim's Progress this week for our bedtime reading with the boys...
I've never read it. Love starting a new book with them.
A new adventure.
And I love that God has allowed me to share the adventure of following Him with my three fellas ~ love them fiercely.
I am inspired by Bunyan's journey and find these words
of his an encouragement as we traverse on ours...
"“This hill, though high, I covet to ascend;
The difficulty will not me offend.
For I perceive the way to life lies here.
Come, pluck up, heart;
let's neither faint nor fear."