Saturday, April 19, 2008

Then Sings My Soul - When Love Takes You In

This is the song that my daddy and I danced to at my wedding. Steven Curtis Chapman wrote it for the first daughter that they adopted from China - little Shoahannah. They have since adopted Stevey Joy and Maria as well as started a ministry that helps to provide funding for Christian families to adopt their own children. OBVIOUSLY adoption is one of those things that tugs on my heart. My Daddy adopted my brother and I when he married my Mom and Hubby and I have adopted our own sweet Hattie Grace and are in the process of adopting our little Sophie Lee.

So, needless to say this song speaks VOLUMES to me!

You will need to pause the music player on the side column of the blog or the song will just sound silly. But believe you me, it is WORTH it!
Enjoy and I pray that it Blesses you ... even if you have no perspective to understand earthly adoption, remember that we have all, as believers, been adopted into the family of God. We are taken in by the love of the One who created love in the very beginning!

To hear more of the songs that speak to the soul, click on the link to Signs, Miracles and Wonders

Friday, April 18, 2008

Still Here!

Hi fRamily,
I have been a very bad blogger this week. Haven't posted since Monday. Bad me!
Truthfully it has been a pretty slow week - so I have not had much to report. Therefor, not much to blog either.
For those of you still reading, here are the highlights of the week (if you can call 'em that!)...
Tuesday Sophie woke up stuffy - AGAIN! This time it was a bit different though. She was MISERABLE!! By late morning she had green junkies coming out of her nose and was a grump. Now, Sophie is NEVER a grump, so I should've known. Around noon she began SCREAMING in what seemed to be pain. Of course this was just in time to reach the lunch hour recording at the pediatricians office!!!! I gave her some Tylenol and finally spoke to a nurse and had to take her in. Of course that would mean taking Hattie too (who panics if I slow down while passing the Dr. office parking lot!), but Mrs. Kathy stepped in and offered to watch Hattie for me - PRAISE GOD FOR GOOD FRIENDS!! By the time we got to the office, Sophie was not crying anymore. There must be some magic air in the pediatrician's offices, put there to make parents feel silly for panicking when, obviously, there is nothing whatsoever wrong with your child!!! They checked her over and found some pretty junky crud in her ear that was probably creating some pressure that was causing the pain. She HATED them digging it out, but was her old self again afterwards! So we got to play at Mrs. Kathy's house with our buddy Evy. They have a pretty cool backyard, so EVERYONE was happy! It has actually been pretty warm this week (up to about 70 yesterday!!!) so we have had LOTS of outside time this week!

Wednesday, I had to pick Hattie up at school because she didn't want to get on the bus and squirmed her way OUT of the CARSEAT!!! That girl is Houdini!!! I was pretty upset at first, but was able to have a good chat with her teacher. I have been feeling a LOT of pressure to decide RIGHT NOW weather or not to put the autism label on her, but we decided to finish this year and see where we are next fall. I feel so much better! She is doing well with her speech therapy and we are hoping that this will make a difference by next year. Please pray for that!
That is about all we got this week. Crazy interesting, I know!!! I have some pictures of Sophie's first time on the swing, but I am saving them for Picture Perfect Monday ('cause who knows when something MORE interesting will happen with a camera handy!!!)

Saturday we are taking Hattie for her first dentist appointment... this should be fun. NOT!!!! PLEASE pray for us all!!!! After that we have an appointment with our adoption caseworker. The county is dragging it's feet BIG TIME with this adoption thing - looks like Sophie will be VERY close to a year old - if not more - by the time it is all final! Pray for that too!
That's all we got! Blog at ya later!!!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Picture Perfect Monday - I Got NOTHIN'!!!

Sadly, I had not picked the camera up in a while - except to take the pictures of my clothes for Big Mama (and, by the way, the public humiliation did not even win me a prize!!!!  bummer).  So, I was thinking that I would have to, once again, dig into the archives for a photo post...
But then it happened.
And so I HAVE A POST!  Here it comes:

Hattie, my sweet little tomboy Hattie, let me play with her hair today...

...and she liked it so much, it made her dance!

**SIDE NOTE - do not mock the crooked nature of the part, I was workin' on limited time!  Oh, and  BTW, can my girl bust a move or WHAT?!?!?!**