The days go by too fast

The days go by too fast
Amazed at how the years have flown and how old we all are!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Two FULL years

Wow. Can you believe how much our lives have changed in two years!? Friday night, Halloween, marked the two year anniversary of Shane and Jesse moving in. I will never forget taking them through the neighborhood for candy and then tucking them into bed that night. They had never slept in their own beds or without the TV blaring in the room and so as you can imagine, it was hard at first, but Jesse became a blanket pack rat (like his "mom") and soon learned that the quiet and comfort of your own bed really is great! So, it is two years later, lots of tears, lots of frustration, but also lots of joy and the understanding that this is GOD'S thing. Tonight at dinner, Sophia reminded us to pray (she is obsessed with making us pray...make sure you look at the picture on our blog!) and then Jesse asked if he could he did, out loud and thanked God for the food and the great day....this is amazing for those of you who remember where he has come from, unable to even (verbally) express a feeling much less pray out loud! Sophia goes to the cardiologist this week to do a more in depth follow up to surgery. She is learning and just becoming her own person every minute!! She talks all the time as well as gives us a really hard time too! Shane is doing ok but we are praying much that God continue to meet him deeply as he grieves the changes happening in his body.

So, as we venture into the month of THANKS...of Shane's 17th birthday (the 25th!) and Sophia's third birthday and first ever birthday party....time with family, times with our friends with disabilities and the leaders we love, colder weather that lets us pile on our sweater and drink hot chocolate, and time to remember all that God has done....we are thankful for you...

*By the way...doesn't my husband make the best whoppie cushion ever!!:)

1 comment:

Jeff and Betsy said...

I can't get over how big everyone's smiles are!!! You are a beautiful family!