After the Airport

Hey! I have been meaning to update this blog for a while, but each time I sit down to type, it seems someone needs something 🙂 Or there are loads of laundry or dishes in the sink, and I can’t seem to break away. I have lots of updates on all three kiddos, and photos, and videos to share.  I will try to sit down again before the end of this week to post them. Today is clearly not the day, as Jude has had 3 big meltdowns, and it is just past 10 am..

Our biggest update, is that Jesse-boy went back to school at Tree of Life after Christmas Break. Last semester I home-schooled him, he and I went to Homeschool Co-op every other week, and he also went to UALC Kindergarten Enrichment 2 afternoons a week.  Once we got Jude, we quickly felt that Jesse needed to be back in traditional school (for a handful of reasons.) Although he misses UALC (he had a great teacher and class!) he is really loving Kindergarten at Tree. TOL has been an amazing support to our family.. I could go on and on about this school and staff.  So, each morning we drop Ava and Jesse off at 9, then pick Jesse up at noon, then back at 3:30 to get sis. Jude is getting very used to our drive to school. it will be so nice when I won’t have to bundle him up every time we leave 🙂

A friend shared a blog post with me a couple weeks ago from another adoptive mom, and she so eloquently described a little of what our life feels like at times here. I love how she speaks the truth to what it looks like after you come home from the airport- she shares the beauty as well as the reality of life parenting a hurt child.

I thought I would post it below and hope that soon I can find time to post a more thorough update 🙂 Hope you all are well!!

http://jenhatmaker.com/blog/2011/09/06/after-the-airport

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2 responses to “After the Airport

  1. Thanks for sharing that blog. I read it and loved her honesty about the reality of loving a child whose past is so broken.Thank you for being honest about your ups and downs as well. And for letting us love your family. I have been so privileged to see God’s faithfulness at work in you. It’s a true blessing to witness His strength in you. We are praying for you & Michael, and the kids. “Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:23

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