Monday, August 22, 2011

It's been awhile...

Wow.  It's been awhile since I've written anything here.  The months have flown by this year and I cannot believe we are already entering the school season.  KJ will be going to preschool 2 full days this year.  The poor kid just needs to get out of the house.  He is very outgoing and rambunctious (to say the least) so I know he is going to LOVE school.  I still can't believe he is old enough for preschool but they do say it goes fast, and it sure does.

I miss blogging and at the same time I know I made the right choice by stepping away for a while.  I am not the type to share a lot of pictures of my kids online (other than Faceb*ok where I can control who sees them) and writing about heavy adoption stuff a lot can sure wear on you!  As my kids grow I can already see some questions popping up here and there.  For the most part KJ is still pretty clueless and could care less.  I try to explain to him about babies and tummies but he just has no interest.  He'd rather play cars or trains and snuggle. I want to let him revel in this innocence for as long as possible.  The closest we've gotten to any discussion of adoption is his recent revelation that his feet are brown and mommy's are "peach".  This doesn't mean much to him now, but he also has realized that ND (his little sis) is also brown.  Whew!  We prayed and prayed when the second child joined us that he or she would be just who God intended and she sure is!  Our hearts wanted another black child for KJ but we are so against those damn check lists we couldn't even bring ourselves to check African American only (even though that is the least checked!).  I am glad God heard our hearts (and that of little King-man too).  God is good and gracious even when we wonder and wander. :)

Here's a picture of my (not so little) little ones this summer at Asbury Park.


Melba said...

Aww, they are so adorable, as always! I just wrote a similar post about not being sure where to go with the whole blogging thing. I've been feeling much the same as you lately...

I miss it but I also need to clarify what and why I blog. :)

You've been missed but yet, time absolutely does fly by!


Debbie said...

We are having the same struggle as we get closer to saying what children we are open to having in our home with regards to race.
We don't want to limit God but we so want siblings that will match Isabel if that's His plan.

Isabel is clueless to how babies are born and I know it's partly that she's never seen a pregnant woman. The questions just never come up on that subject.

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