Wednesday, December 3, 2014

A Christmas Carol

Hubby and I took the kids to 
The Christmas Carol!

We went to the matinee show- everyone was either a senior or a student!
We fit in perfectly!
(get it!)

I would have loved to retake this pic but once I took it, I was informed that there are 
Absolutely NO
 pics taken in the theater.
Well then... 
okay, this will have to do!

The children knew the story and had seen the movie- so they could follow the play.

It was wonderful in every way!

The play was fantastic and even though we were the youngest people there- 
Okay, the kids were... not hubby and I!
Although we may have been the youngest of the grey haired crew!
The children sat perfectly through the whole thing- over 2 hours!
It's all about placement ; - )
Seven sat in a row ahead of us, just an arms reach away and the others sat next to Hubby and I!
They were completely focused on the performance...
every single one of them!
For us, that is a great accomplishment!

I am so amazed at the progress each of the children are making!

They have come sooooo far from their days in China.
We still have a long way to go but it is exciting to be part of the progress!

Sometimes we get a little discouraged and we forget what it was like when we first met each child.
But when we take a step back and really see how they have grown in their confidence, social interactions, sense of humor, ability to learn and the joy that we see inside of them...

We are 
that God is using us in this way!

Praise HIM!


From the Erben Gang..... said...

Jean-I know I told you before --but I check your blog daily and get such strength from even your everyday posts! I love to see the progress.! Beautiful. I also referred a friend to you. She is considering an older adoption.
Sending love from our family to yours!

Pamela Freed said...

What fun!! My husband's family all live in Minneapolis area and we have been to the same play a couple of times. What a great show and am looking forward to taking my daughter, hopefully next year, when we visit for Christmas.

Sarah said...

Catching up on your blog, Jean. I love your beautiful family and your heart for Jesus!