Things are settling down and we are all settling in. :) Miss Alli is doing awesome! She has learned to wake up early and then she and Sarah have time to take care of their animals, have breakfast and play a quick game before school starts. :)
I am seeing her begin to relax and really enjoy life. I say that, fully knowing we have a long time of adjustment ahead, but with that in mind.... she is WAY ahead of the game....WAY ahead of where we expected we would be at this point.
Last night daddy continued to read Hinds Feet on High Places.... at first Alli didn't want to continue with that story but she rose to the occasion, volunteered to answer questions and even started to read ahead in the book when he was done. .....
Today, she came up and said, "Mom, I really love you... and I REALLY REALLY do mean that!". LOL
I just thought that was so sweet.
She also sought out hugs from daddy this a.m. before he left for work.
I finally figured out how to make a new spread sheet for school assignments and we started school on time! Alli came out of the school room with her new schedule and said, "Mama, I REALLY like this!" :)
Erika and I slipped off this afternoon while the girls were outside playing and had some mother daughter time and also shopped for groceries. Alli and Sarah gave us a rather extensive list for fruit! LOL
Now, If we could have just figured out what is causing Sarah's hives..... she just broke out again after being nearly clear for 24 hours....ugh!
It would have been a PERFECT day. :) Poor Sarah!
"His Mercies Are New Every Morning"
“I pray because I can't help myself. I pray because I'm helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time- waking and sleeping. It doesn't change God- it changes me.”
― C. S. Lewis
― C. S. Lewis
I believe in the sun even when it's not shining. I believe in love even when I don't feel it. And I believe in God even when He is silent. (quote found on the wall of a concentration camp)