Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Today's little funny...

Okay.  At the risk of messing up my "I can't believe you handle having all those kids so well" image everyone says I have (ha, ha), I am going to share the funny of the day.  

So most of you who know me well, know that I am slow as a turtle.  I am a bit of a perfectionist and as my darling Ben put's it...I have one speed, "slooowww".  I call it relaxed... This does not always help me with being on time for things, but I do honestly try really hard to do my best and have really, really improved with age.

Now, one would ask why God would bless such a slow women with 7 children?  Who knows.  I am guessing He thought it would be amusing to watch me take an already ridiculous get ready routine to new longer length levels?

To get on with the I took Isabelle to preschool as usual.  We arrived "right on time", and I waited at the door while she went in for the wave of "goodbye, I see my teacher".  At the door she turned to me and said "my class isn't here".  I told her that was silly, and that she needed to get further than the door to determine that.  She waved me off then and I started home, at which point I looked at the clock and realized that it was off by an hour.  Hmmm?  I proceeded to RESET the clock (brilliant, eh?) and pull in the driveway with the boys.  I get in the house and realize that the clock in the living room is the wrong time too...hello!  Race back to my phone to double check the time and finally figure out that I actually dropped Isabelle off an hour early to school!  I don't believe in the history of my life I have ever been an hour early for anything, thus the clear questioning of all the clocks around me...imagine my shock when I realized I had an extra hour in my day!!!  

Luckily we live around the block from the school, and I was already pulling in the parking lot when the school secretary called to let me know that Isabelle was patiently waiting in the office for me.  Knowing her mother very well, she laughed and told me I was "silly" and asked what we were now going to do until school?  Well, we did A LOT in that hour.  It was clearly a gift from God Himself and I was certainly not going to waste it!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Luke's Blog Debut

Adoption Finalization Day!

March 31st, 2009 we finalized Luke's adoption.  This day was so incredible for us, after all we didn't ask for this incredible blessing, and yet he's ours! On May 19th, 2008 we got a call from Lutheran Social Services.  They asked us if we would consider taking a 2 week placement of a 48 hour old infant boy?  He was to go with birth family after child protective services contacted them.  Ben happened to be home early from school that day, so I turned and asked him what he thought.  "Two weeks?" he said..."why not?".  Probably some of the most memorable phrases uttered in this household.  Luke arrived 1 hour later in his little hospital t-shirt and bracelet.  That night I went in to find a verse on my dated bible study...Isaiah 9:6 says: For unto us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government shall be upon his shoulders...

Birth family was not a safe option for our little Luke, and after we met his birthmother in June she relinquished her rights with the understanding that we would adopt him.  God's plans for us are so amazing are they not?  We certainly did not know we were to have the honor of raising another son last May, but God has known all along!  Now that the adoption is final I can finally post some pictures of this adorable little man!

Blog world, meet Luke Nathan...
Born: May 17th
Weight: 7lbs 8oz
Length: 19 3/4 inches