Spread love everywhere you go: first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor... Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting.
Mother Teresa

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Behind, behinder, behindest...ever feel that way? I do, and am right in the midst of that swamped out , need to dig out mindset. And usually my best solution...dive in head first. Prioritize and do it with passion.

But these last days have called me into more quiet, somehow softer hues. I napped with miss Q yesterday, a rarity, and though she fights her afternoon sleep, she was content to just lie still and soak in our togetherness. It was one of those relish it up times.

An hour later found me tossing laundry and running late picking up kiddos and scurrying to yet another "sign up for this for next year" required meeting at one of our seven current schools.

But those quiet, peaceful, reign in my thoughts few moments, helped me gain some freshness in my perspective that I was desperately needing . Its too hard to be "on" all the time, in spite of how we mommas try. Its good to give myself permission to soften my edges, give in to spontaneity and simply breathe in the goodness of life.

From this "chic" (Kylie's new fave word) that runs her ship at full throttle, thankfully, God gave me a hubby that moves that same vessel through the waters just as ably at a much slower pace.

My ship needs to slow down a bit and "just let be". The sweetness of my memory's soft video of napping with Quynh will stay with me much longer than any task that I might have accomplished during that same 30 minutes.

Reminder to myself...I am not in a race.

So many of you have inquired about how Quynh is doing, how we are processing the news of her hip dislocations.
It is taking some time to take in what the implications are...and we are continuing to gather facts.

Meanwhile, she is ignoring that little nuisance and becoming more independently mobile every day. More on that soon...

Before I took off for another trip with the girls to weekend competition, we were surprised with a visit from one of our fave adoptive moms, of course bearing one of our fave kiddos. He was a master of warming our hearts. Enjoy a few of the many handsome moments of Daniel!










Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Kimber and I had a good mom/daughter weekend to dance competion this last weekend.

The thing that amazes me most is that these little gals had never had a tap shoe on before October, and have learned so quickly. Its a joy to watch these girls have such fun together.


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Blog catch up is coming. I fell behind for several reasons...I let myself get too drained from doing too many things...even good things. And ,I've had to reset some priorities to make sure I am filling my emotional tank , and most importantly, keeping my walk with Christ fresh and real, and authentic. More very soon!
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