We are to the point where I am seeing bits and pieces of my/our former life and it is a good thing. Our family is at a very comfortable point. Sarah is sleeping in her own bed, she will get her ears pierced when big sissy Kate comes home. That means that Johnny and I can watch our favorite show together. Hubby and I have more time together! I still help her get dressed sometimes but she does much of it on her own. She brushes her own teeth now! She is awesome at picking up after herself and can make her own bed (but I still do it half the time).
Anna can be in the house with out my constant attention- however if she is quiet for awhile I better start looking for her!! I can now go on my computer and finish an e-mail- I just tell the kids I will be done in a minute and then I can help them. The 4:00 time is no longer dreaded. The kids visit or play with Johnny, they may watch a show or we will be outside- they will even play by themselves for a little bit!
They now understand that Mom needs a little time to get things done in the house- pay bills, do laundry, make appointments, Blog ;-)!
One of the best things that is happening right now is I am back to listening to my christian radio station in the car and I love it!! It is so uplifting and refueling!! It just makes my day!!
In the morning I am able to have about a half hour before waking the kids! I just need that time to slowly wake up, get my energy and get ready for the day. ( maybe catch a little GMA and find out the weather!)
But even though this is quite nice we are ready to do this adventure again and we can hardly wait! We know our child is waiting for us and we want to get to her asap and bring her home! Because of our age we know we have a deadline- a time when the answer is a plain and simple NO. So while it is yes, we are going for it!!
What about this lovely moment in time? It will happen again and I am sure I will enjoy it just as much as I do now! Maybe that's what makes it so sweet- if I always had that time I think I wouldn't appreciate it and I would be lonely and bored. Thank you Jesus for this incredible opportunity to bring your children home!!