This summer has been a blast, but has flown by!
We have been to Myrtle Beach with the whole fam. which was a complete blast and much needed. The boys totally love the beach. They are quite the boogie boarders! Doug and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary while on the beach. We went to one of our fav. resturaunts ALONE and enjoyed the adult conversation, which doesn't happen very often. (lol) We took a stroll down the beach and sat on a patio listening to some live music. We really enjoyed each other that evening. As for the big gift??? We agreed that our baby girl is the greatest gift we could receive for our ann. so instead of spending our $ on ourselves, we chose to put it towards the adoption cost.
Doug and I also just attended Student Life youth camp in Cleveland, TN with our youth group. It was HUGE for us to leave our children for 5 days, but we really saw God doing some amazing things....including working in our lives. He spoke to me that week and said that HE must be first. I am guilty of putting my family before God. I love being a Mom and taking care of my children. It's a HUGE part of who I am, so HE reminded me that HE needed to be first. Thank you, Jesus for that gentle reminder. I think we all need to be taken out of our "normal everyday" routines and lives and attend a camp to refocus and get back on track....an adult church camp if you will. Our boys did well while we were gone...well, sort of. Brennan cried everyday, but they were WELL taken care of. Thanks, Donna!!
Well, we're STILL waiting on our I71-h (immigration forms). Each day we go to the mailbox with great anticipation and....... NOTHING. It's getting a little frustrating, but we're reminded of who is in control. When we were at camp our worship leaders introduced us to their daughter they'd adopted from China. We were in awe of her and our hearts ached for our Lily Hope. His timing is perfect. We still have a LONG way to go...so in the mean time, we're LOVIN' life with our boys!!!!
Please keep us in your prayers. We certainly could use them throughout this process and forever!
Until next time.