Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. and the peace of God which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.
Friday, October 29, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
His coaches were all like---ouch!
They were amazed he jumped back up and went at it again.
When we picked him up he had an amazing lump on his wrist!
We iced and that was the last of it....
or so we thought.
Bring on trauma affected child who does not really complain of pain.
And today 2 weeks later we end up here...
Thankfully it is not broken.
I really had the 'bad mom' fears this morning when his wrist got hit and he winced.
Then I started prodding.
The doc thought it might be broken, but guess just looking at some really deep bruising.
NOTE TO SELF>>>>
Check and recheck with a child of trauma about pain.
Then check again.
He never told me between then and today that it hurt anymore....
but it had.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Kinda like David's beautiful picture in eastern Oregon.
This comes from a little farther away!
Monday, October 25, 2010
Kinda like her not understanding that straight pieces need to go along the sides of a puzzle....
We are constantly twisting and turning to figure our treasure out.
So the last few days we have seen a quiet, not right Hannah. Try as we might to draw her out, we get uncertain answers.
She does not always express confusion, so we try hard to seek is she understands.
She does not always express fear, so we have to ask pointed questions.
She does not always express sadness, so we look deeply to see if she is upset.
So the question remains...
Why so quiet?
This morning after stuffing cheeks full of oatmeal and finally saying she is full...
Erinn and I watched as it took her a long time to chew what she had in her mouth and swallow, then..
she had to unpack all she had stored in her gum line and do the same.
I wanted to cry.
This is behavior we have not seen since the first year home :(
She said she did not feel well and took a nap for an hour.
Was that really all the problem?
My guess is---No it is not.
My 'little bit' is complex,
but like her puzzle,
we will take it piece by piece,
prayer by prayer,
knowing there is a beautiful design being unfolded before our very eyes.
And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
What an amazing thing to see--
When Drew hung up his football togs we were not even in the process of bringing this treasure home.
We thought that with the end of Drew's football we would not see Jordan on the back of a jersey again.
Yes, He knew there was another journey for us to take and it lead us to this.
Caleb, the tough, and Grandma Mae.
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Looks like they are having fun!
Just a regular old game of cards with the family.
David's brother, Stephen, and his wife are on the other side of the table.
David is wondering why he is getting beaten so badly by his brother!
Friday, October 22, 2010
Erinn and Hannah
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Aren't they cute! Hannah's fluffly dress!