Monday, December 10, 2012

Things I Don't Want to Forget

Good Morning from Peru!  For some reason, the littlest one is up bright and early today, after being up very late last night!  I actually don't mind the little bit of time before the big kids are up, to get my coffee and figure out the plan.
My age, or my inability, or both is speaking loudly this morning as I can hardly walk after my last few days of futbol.  I do things with my muscles that are killing me!!!  I hope we are going to a beach today just so that I don't have to kick a ball! :)

I laid in bed last night thinking of all the things from the last 10 days or so that I was afraid I might forget.  I'm writing them today as my "journal" to keep that from happening.  Happy Monday!

-Playing soccer and the laugher and competitive drive.  Lots of trash talk!

-6 kids piled on a twin bed trying to watch a movie together

-What it looked like for the girls to run to us the night they met us

-The 3 girls running away the tide coming in.  Over and over again...laughing the whole time.

-The oldest didn't want to have more than 3 pairs of pants because that was plenty.

-Facial reactions and crazy laughter playing Skipbo

-Laney's voice saying "vamos", Where's my sister?" and other made up Spanish words the girls have her saying.

-Scott's reaction when his 14 year old ran to him one morning, after having to be carried to bed just the night before.  *That kid inspires me.  Things are harder for him and he is the silliest, funniest, kid with the greatest attitude.

-The night we asked what their highs were: Meeting us, Scott laughing hard, Playing cards together.

-Their Goodbye Party: unforgettable in many ways.  The mothers that loved them so much and are excited for their opportunities.  The kids displaying their new clothes with pride.  How affectionate they all are, even when they could have been sad or uncomfortable.

-How it felt to literally feel my attitude or my fears change, like I could feel people praying for us and God answering immediately.  The peace that we feel, even in hard moments.

"Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.  THEN you will be able to test and approve what God's will is, His good, pleasing and perfect will."  Romans 12:1-2

1 comment:

  1. I got to see both Grandpas today. Grandpa Keith and then Grandpa Bruce, both stopped by the office today. We are all so excited and can't wait to have you all home. Neil is in town to visit Joey and we talked about you all today. You all are missed, but we are loving keeping up with you and all you are experiencing. We will continue to PRAY to get you home SOON! We love you guys!