Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Spring has sprung!

We are so happy around here that spring is officially here. The flowers and trees have bloomed and we're all sneezing like crazy. Thank heavens for over-the-counter Zyrtec!

I know it's been a while since my last post so I'll try to get caught up. Thankfully the rest of the winter since 'the ordeal' was relatively uneventful. We did celebrate Sam's first birthday with us! He was so excited.... it was precious!! We had a little party at Chick-fil-a with some pre-school and church friends. Sam was on cloud-nine having all his friends there, cake, balloons, etc.

It was also a weird week for me that week..... having time to reflect on Sam's birth, abandonment and discovery, and the amazing gift that God has given us. At times it's easy to have feelings of anger toward a person (or people) who placed my precious little boy in a box and left him at a bus stop. Why did they do it? Did they not love him? Were they poor? Did they discard him because he was not 'perfect' in their eyes? Or....

Did they love him so much that they gave him up in hopes of a better life for him? Did they know that they could not afford the medical care that he deserves? Do they look at the moon and wonder if he's looking back? Do they know that he is so smart and has the most captivating smile? Do they know that he is sweet and funny and loving? Do they know about international adoption? Were their hearts aching that week for the baby they left behind?

Thankfully our God, in all His infinite wisdom, worked all these details out for good and for His glory. We don't need to mull over all the details because we have faith that He has everything under His control and that He loves us all, especially our little Sam, very much. So, that's all I'm going to say about that.

The girls are doing well in school. Jake is still number one on the waiting list to get into the school. We are hopeful that a spot will be available to him in the fall. I went out on a limb and even bought his shirts! Sam loves pre-school!! In fact, if it is not a school day he asks me about it at least 15 times to make sure that I'm not keeping him home from school on purpose. It's a riot but maddening at the same time.

John got a new (used) car. His little Nissan Sentra finally bit the dust. This, of course, happened on the same day that I lost my cell phone so that the way I found out about it was when I drove by John standing on the side of the road waiting for a tow truck.

Our next big event is that my little sister Alicia is getting married in May. Last weekend the girls and I drove to SC for her bridal shower. Our dresses are in although we still have to get shoes. We're excited about the wedding in Charleston in just a few weeks!

I'm sure I'm leaving out stuff, but that is the gist of it. Drop me an email to say hello! kirbyct@gmail.com