Tuesday, November 15, 2011


We have not done school yet this week (of course it is only Tuesday morning), but the kids have learned and experienced so much other stuff that I once again feel like it trumps worksheets.  The children have enjoyed a lot of "ladder ball" and surprisingly, Jeanna is very good at it.

I am having lots of feelings about posting highlights of our vacation, but really want to have the documentation. One of my favorite lines that the Judge says during the adoption process is that "...this child will now have all the rights and privileges of this family..."

It is my privilege to be able to share this life with my children, to see their faces of "first WOW's!!!" and hear them say, "Mommy look!" even if it is the millionth time they have done a flip in the water.

I own my feelings... I own my privilege.


His Hands His Feet Today said...

I'm glad you are having a great time :)

Annie said...

One time, a few years ago, when I just had the three Russians, I was sitting with the other moms at he Y and the kids kept yelling "Look, Mom! Look at this! Look! Look! Mom! Mama look!" I could see, after a bit, a few side glances from the other parents - like, were these kids needy, or what?!

I hadn't even thought about it until that moment, but all of a sudden it hit me how much they needed the attention of a mother, how for each of them, they were making up for at least 3 or 4 years of the delighted focus that is every child's due. And, how lucky I felt to be able to give it to them! I went down to the edge of the pool and gave them my full attention and loud support. I am sure the moms and dads on the bench were thinking "Those are weird people!" But I didn't care one bit.