I realize I've started to fall behind quickly on these thankful posts! Life is full right now! Here we go...
Day 16: I am really thankful that God provided a perfect fit with a little babysitting job two mornings a week. Not only is the schedule perfect, but really, the boys are perfect, too! I love them! It's been fun to watch three little guys--ages 4 months, 1 year and 2 years old--all react and play off each other!
Day 17: We are all so thankful for the kids' elementary school! Parent / Teacher Conferences went really well! We think we have the best teachers in the whole school, and we're pretty proud of our kids' accomplishments, too! A huge answer to prayer was hearing that Cloe has just taken off with a love for reading and sticks her nose in a book anytime she's given a chance during school!
Day 18: I am thankful for both my parents and Cody's parents. The more we work with families, I realize what a special privilege it is to have all of our parents living and also thriving in strong marriages. We so appreciate that our parents are always willing and eager babysitters! They also help us in so many others ways...we are blessed!
AND NOW FOR THE BIG ONE TODAY!
Day 19: We are all thankful for our TWO NEW NEPHEWS! My sister's family adopted two sweet little boys today on National Adoption Day! I put into motion some stellar tear-holding-back-moves this morning during the hearing at the courthouse. My favorite phrase of the day was when my brother-in-law was being read a list of things by the judge and the judge said, "Their forever father." These two sweet little boys will never need to fear the things that have happened to them in the past. Their new family is their forever family. We love them so much! I couldn't be more proud of my sister! Maddox is quite fond of her, as well! He wore his JOY outfit in love for Aunt Joy! (Sorry Aunt Katie, Aunt Denise, and Aunt Calli...if we can find outfits with your names bedazzled on them, we will buy them, too!)
Phew...that was just the beginning of our packed weekend! Stay tuned!