Saturday, October 11, 2008

"How's it going?"

I've heard this a lot in the past couple weeks. And I don't always know what to say. I"m not one to hide my feelings very well so sometimes I'm overwhelmed, and sometimes I'm in awe, and somtimes I'm joyful, and sometimes I"m just plain tired. I think this is all normal. Huh, "normal" that's what we are most trying to figure out. What is our new normal?

One thing is for sure, "T" likes us, in fact the way she has bonded with us is one of the biggest miracles I've ever been part of. I kept praying the week before we met her "Lord please prepare her" and He answered b/c it's just like she knew who we were from day one. I am sooo thankful for this and pray that she continues to trust us.

Another thing that we know is we are adjusting. Despite the dishwasher breaking, the house being a disaster and a baby who doesn't really like to sleep during the day, but needs to we are adjusting. Everyday, we are one day closer to knowing what a family of 5 --our family of 5 looks and feels like. This has been a little difficult for the former baby of the family. After all it's hard to have 2 princesses in one house.

One more thing we know is T is still getting on a schedule. Sleeping is tough sometimes and eventually we'll figure it out, day by day, we'll figure it out.

So how's it going? Good mostly, if you happen to think of us you send up a prayer for the adjusting and you send up a praise for our how faithful God has been to us. I know this is all sort of random but that's as good as it gets these days. And just to make you smile, here is Daddy's newest favorite Bison fan.

4 comments:

Shannon Joy said...

The most beautiful Bison fan I have ever seen! Can't wait to see her tomorrow and to see what she thinks of Maverick.

Mama Misty said...

Go Bison! And yep it did make me smile. It was so good to talk to you the other day;)

We may have some adoption news coming soon as well...I'll keep you posted. So far my heart is happy!!!

Love to you all,
Misty

Tengesdal 4 said...

This makes me smile (and cry a little) all at the same time! I love hearing of God's faithfulness and hearing all about your family of 5!! I will pray for the sleeping and the middle princess. (And of course the Queen of the Castle as well!)
Love you all!
Bets

Larissa said...

Having been through a similar process, I'm here to say... you are quite normal! [Either that or we're both really weird. Ha!] Seriously...there is still a kind of loss...the greiving of the old family that has been born into something new...and even more beautiful than before.