Empty bedrooms…

After a delightful get-away to exotic Lubbock, where we experienced: tumbleweeds, jackrabbits, and a haboob (apparently not a real one but still exciting), we came back to adoption reality:

  • more paperwork
  • corrections on paperwork we thought was complete
  • limited information on the kids
  • losing our passports.  This one put us in a panic because losing these documents could literally add months to the adoption process.  Luckily after a sleepless night of worry and prayer the passports were found & now we check on them daily!
  • very empty bedrooms with no kids to fill them

By Saturday night fatigue and frustration had taken over my head.  Sometimes bringing the kids home feels like a dream and so far away; I feel lonely and compare my circumstances to others who seem to have it “easy”.

“Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem; and the Son of Man will be delivered to the chief priests and scribes, and they will condemn Him to death, and will deliver Him to the Gentiles to mock and scourge and crucify Him, and on the third day He will be raised up.” Matthew 20:18-19

My God keeps His promises.  I am trying not to worry.  I am trying “to be content whatever the circumstances” (Philippians 4:11).

Instead of grieving over two empty bedrooms we filled them with tables, chairs and spring decorations.  I baked a ham and made this cake.  We then invited 25 of our friends and family over to celebrate Easter.

In our search for contentment we found joy!

Some of the guys watching the rain, luckily we still had a stellar Easter-egg hunt inside

The ladies discussing how many times we have watched “The 10 Commandments” on TV

Ladies were also discussing how dreamy Charlton Heston was:)

At the dinnermesa,



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