Another day down. Bible story & craft project, late breakfast, park, movie. The kids always get a choice of 2 movies, lately they have just been shouting out a number before I have shown them the movie & today I went with their number. The boys were pretty disappointed when #1 turned out to be Cinderella, but big girl was pretty happy!
Afterwards we walked to McDonalds for a special treat…our special treat turned into a 3hr activity! We were thankful for the cheap outing & a walk home in the rain.
Bedtime has turned into a bit of an ordeal, in the beginning this was our easiest part of the day but our big boys are becoming more comfortable & have taken to playing after lights out. I cannot wait until they are in their own beds & not all 3 in the same one. Darth usually goes to bed immediately but tonight she is the only one still awake! Maybe the thrill of McDonalds was just too much for her.
We are PRAYING for news tomorrow, the waiting & not knowing is getting to us. It´s hard to live everyday & feel so helpless not being able to get anything accomplished to go home sooner. People tell us to enjoy this time & focus on our family, we are. We love being with them & growing together but this is not home. This is not where my children will grow up, make friends, go to school, visit family, be able to find structure that they can count on.
Today was promotion Sunday at our church & it was the first time in 5yrs that we haven´t spent the night before praying for the 10th graders that we would be teaching. We miss them.
Please know that we have found contentment & joy. We feel like these are our kids & have always been our kids, 3wks ago seems like a lifetime away. I love these kids, I just want to be around them all of the time, to laugh & play, to teach & discipline, to celebrate & console. It´s taking everything in me right now not to snatch Darth out of her bed & cuddle with her til she finds rest but that girl would be up all night with her Mami & the Mami would be a grouch tomorrow!
Thanks for reading, random thoughts, impatience, longing & happy all over the place! I´ll try to do better tomorrow, maybe something exciting will happen (just not lice!!)!
At the dinnermesa,