Thursday, July 31, 2008
Tuesday was a rough one for my family. My youngest sister Molly was on her way to the hospital to adopt her third child, Sadie Kate. Somewhere along the way, the birthmom changed her mind. Our hearts were broken. This is always a risk with adoption, and if you know Cooper's story, you understand in the back of our minds we are always prepared for this. But it does not take away the pain.
One thing you need to know for this to make sense, is that in our family, all of my sisters and I have the same sex children. In other words - Laura - Two Boys, Stephanie - Two Girls, Molly - Two Boys and Becki - One Girl. So I was going to be the first at something - the first to have one of each. ( I was the last to get married, have children, etc. I am a late bloomer!)
So what does the title mean? Well Tuesday night, we drove to OKC for some mexican food for healing. Just my sisters, parents, and Molly's husband Blake. We had a great time fellowshiping and really focusing on the blessings that we have. We went back to Molly's house and on the way out, Molly said to me, "well I didn't steal your thunder". My heart literally sank into my stomach. I love her so much and have grown up a bit since our highschool days. I was so excited for Sadie Kate, I could have cared less about still not having a "first". I know she didn't mean it in a bad way, she was giggling when she said it. But it made me realize how much I loved her. I would give anything for her to be happy....I thought a lot on the way home. And as I laid my head on my pillow that night, I prayed, "God, let her steal my thunder.....Please".
If you have siblings, I hope you are blessed enough to have the relationship that I have. One that does not have competition, that has support, honesty, love, accountability and a mutual love for Christ. If you do not, it is never to late to start working in that direction. Today, be thankful for your siblings.
Sunday, July 27, 2008
We are just learning to say this in our house. (Not Daddy and Mommy of course - but Ragon) Anyway - she says it mostly to obtain cookies, or something she wants. But it sounds more like "I luh lou"....Watch the video, at the end of the tickle fest, she spits it out...David follows it up a couple times to get her to say it again..no such luck! Anyway - it is sweet and cute. And I just couldn't help the belly laughs she gives in this one!
1. Brittanie is going to give birth this week. Pray for her to have a peace about her decision this week.
2. My brother in law, Greg, is in Africa. I would tell you where, but I have no idea (as I am geographically challenged). Pray for safety for the whole team, they will be there until August 4th.
Have a great week!