Tons of little things going on in our lives, nothing noteworthy really. I can't begin to tell you how nice it is for all of us to be back home together, and for surgery not to be looming over our heads. I am also discovering I am in a new place emotionally with our adoption and seem to be able to just let it all go for the moment and not stress. I am looking forward to a special summer spent with the boys and plan on just savoring the moment and not worrying about the "when" or the "how". It will all come together in God's time (don't you just love those platitudes?) and I am not really in control anyway, so there is no need to sweat it all. I am happy to finally be in this place...at least this week
We are planning some camping trips and are all looking forward to that. We don't have a ton of things on the schedule yet for the summer...although I always regret saying such things. It can be hard to find that balance between time with nothing to do to just hang out and time to be busy so boredom doesn't set in. Thus far we have been really successful with that through the years, and I can say in all honesty that I have not one time heard the immortal words "There's nothing to do...I'm bored!" at our house. We try to hit the library once a week, go to a park, swim or play with water or the trampoline at our house, have other kids over regularly, build forts, take things apart to see how they work, do a craft now and then, and other less-than-thrilling-but-somehow-engaging activities that one way or the other seem to keep them happy and involved without spending inordinate amounts of money.
Kenny is working on a writing project about his trip to Shriners and we are going to illustrate it and make it into a little book to turn in to his teacher. He spent a good portion of today writing and we ended up with about 10 pages written in his composition book. He was very proud of himself and rightfully so...that 10 pages constitutes about 5 hours of work for him as he struggles to get his thoughts spelled out. We will work on corrections tomorrow, then the final copy. He is excited about it and I am thrilled to see him writing so much and working so hard.
Coincidentally, we have the Shriners circus in town on Wednesday next week, and we are all excited to go and we have some close friends who are also going to share the fun and contribute as they can to the cause. It sure makes the circus real for you when you see the end result of all that fundraising. And frankly, I don't care HOW much we drop at that circus...it will be nothing compared to the care Kenny has already received, let alone what we know is coming in the future.
I received an email from our new friends we met there with the little boy who had cleft surgery. Happily he is doing really well, is as cute as a button, and I am so glad we met them. Hopefully it is a relationship we can continue via email as his mom is a real sweetheart.
Not much else to report, thankfully. After all the mini-drama of last week, it is so nice to report that nothing is going on! I'll write more over the next few days, I have a few thoughts on a couple of things I want to put out there. I know that often my posts are as boring as can be, and that most of you are here only for adoption oriented material...but this is a place where often I find I am able to work out many things unrelated to adoption. I apologize for the times when the writing tends to be more inwardly working things out than outwardly talking to you all. But since you all are really voyeurs into my brain via this blog (and why do you find that brain the least bit fascinating??? Still haven't been able to understand that one!! hahahah!) it must be expected that I don't think about adoption ALL the time :-) With God's work behind the scenes, eventually we will have plenty more adoption talk coming and you'll get more than your fill, I am sure. In the meantime, quickly close the window if you peer in and find my ramblings not to your liking. Consider this inexpensive counseling for me, and all of you are my licensed therapists!!