“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)
Monday, February 3, 2014
Alli and Mike had Birthdays!
In the past, ( we have celebrated 12 and 13 together) they brought about huge memories of her bio siblings, and a birthday party in her first adoptive family.
This year, she was especially anxious with her Birthday coming up and wanted to know exactly what was going to happen! I shared most everything, EXCEPT the fact that her bio sister was coming as a huge surprise. :)
Her sister texted me 10 minutes before arrival so I could get Sweetie 4 out of the house and they could hide. :)
We came back home and the girls offered to play a favorite game.
It sounds awful, being called "Murder in the Dark", a game they made up.
It isn't violent. It is just a game in the dark where the mystery "murderer" touches your leg or arm.
Alli's bio sister Tatyana and her friend Gibson were in the closet hiding in the dark when the game started and within a few minutes, sweetie 4 figured out there were more people in the room.
The lights came on and the hugs started! :)
It was so fun to surprise her!
And guess what!!!
All that birthday anxiety, melted away. :)
Hiding in the closet!
The new mice.....
She had a wonderful birthday time. All of her sisters loved on her and daddy. :)
I think we should surprise her sister next month for HER birthday. :)