The days are flying by in a blur of action and activity and intense emotion. Do you remember when Lydia used to communicate high HIGH emotional turmoil by taking her hands, making little claws, and shaking them up near her ears while gritting her teeth? Well, that's me right now.
With so much happening I find that there are too many feelings left unprocessed (or possibly too big to process yet) and for me, that is the number one cause of writers block.
The time to officially begin using our mixed-drink-sounding grandparent names is fast approaching. In a month we will split up our family in order for Mojo to meet grandbump and Tito to keep the other five in school and on task in Haiti.
I have been asking God for an invention that allows me to be in two places at once. I wait impatiently for His reply.
|Beth M, KJ, T, Dokte Jen|
|morning beach walk/jog in FL|
|not part of NRP but part of being weirdwives - or just weird|
|checking out the USA celebrity news in line at WalMart|
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As anyone reading this for very long has figured out, Troy married me and got three of us in a package deal. Britt and Paige went through all their teen years with Troy as their (step) Dad (they don't so much like him to have that S word added in.) That to say, we have experienced raising a couple of teens together. We have learned the hard way in a few areas. We know we've messed up more than once. (Love wash over a multitude of things.)
We are now entering into teen phase with the next grouping of children.
Isaac led the way Sunday when he turned thirteen. He learned earlier this year that he was born on the 7th of September, his adoption paperwork had listed his birthdate as the 18th of the month. This year we celebrated his birth on the actual date instead of eleven days late as in the previous 12 celebrations. Our Haiti family/friends came to make the day special. Skype failed us, so the family and loved ones that are far away got to talk to him on Voxer.
Hope and Isaac are both seventh grade this year. It seems impossible that it was 12 years ago next month that they joined our family. It has been wonderful watching them embrace their new more difficult curriculum and see them working hard to get the work done. Jimmy and Becky are both teaching this first semester. For second semester we are so excited that Caroline (she taught math in Waco last fall) will join us for four months.
|First Day of School at Heartline Academy|
Teacher Jimmy in back row, Meadows kids, Livesay kids
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Links worth your time:
1.) Alice Su, 1 JOHN, ISIS AND THE GOSPEL VERSUS TERROR
Donald Miller - I’m Glad I’m Not the Same Guy Who Wrote Blue Like Jazz
If I haven’t changed, something is drastically wrong.God designed you to grow from a baby to a child to a teenager to an adult and even after you’re an adult you’re designed to continue learning about God, about love, about each other and about yourself. Not a day goes by when we aren’t given the opportunity to become a better person. Why in the world would anybody want to stay the same?
Read the rest here.