Tuesday, September 23, 2008

I LOVE this!

So what's going on with us?

Okay, so I just placed my first "real" Scholastic Book Order for Adrianna! It's so much fun! These small things bring me such joy! I've had alot of pain from my childhood that I carried with me and still do have the scars, but the greatest healing of all is having my turn. The homelife I so yearned for as a child, I NOW can have with my children. It's so great to do the little things like order books and know how excited Adrianna will be when they arrive and the teacher calls her name to pick up her order. Or to go to school and have lunch with her on Fridays which is Ice Cream Day! To be able to volunteer for her classroom, collect Box Tops for Education, to serve at her school with our church, to start WALKING HER TO AND FROM SCHOOL NEXT WEEK, sitting down after school with her and reviewing her take home folder, going over homework while we eat a snack, initialing her daily calendar which always has a smiley face for her behavior (at least so far), having a real routine now. . . a "school routine". . . . this is what really matters to me, THIS IS MY LIFE and I couldn't wish for anything more.
Oh and the HIGHLIGHT of my week . . . GIRL SCOUTS!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVED LOVED LOVED being a Girl Scout and was devastated when I had to leave after my second year because my parents divorced and everything changed then. Adrianna and I went to our first meeting on Sunday and it was so great to listen to the speaker talk about how she had been doing this for a LONG time, her daughter is in college and is a troop leader also, and she spoke of how wonderful it was to do all the great things with her daughter through even the tough years when girls don't want anything to do with "Mom", all the values it instilled in her daughter and just how awesome it is to be part of such an amazing organization. It's no wonder I HAD to volunteer to be Troop Leader...LOL, like you didn't know that was coming! This is right up our alley with our family and church values, I mean just look at the pledge . .

"On my honor, I will try:
To serve God and my country,
To help people at all times,
And to live by the Girl Scout Law."

"The Girl Scout Law:
I will do my best to be:
honest and fair,
friendly and helpful,
considerate and caring,
courageous and strong, and
responsible for what I say and do,
and to
respect myself and others,
respect authority,
use resources wisely,
make the world a better place, and
be a sister to every Girl Scout."

This is an amazing chapter in our lives we are starting. New house, School, Major Church growth, Community Involvement, Girl Scouts . . . I am so excited and will share lots as we embark on this journey of ours!


Cindy said...

And hopefully a new baby sometime soon as well! I am excited for you when I read how you are getting a second chance on what you missed out as a little girl and I hope that you enjoy all of it just as much or more than Adrianna. :-)

Sonya Terrell said...

What a great blog to read first thing this morning! The God who restores is at it again! Isn't He wonderful!

I believe God always gives back tenfold what is taken from us. Not always in the same way....usually in a much better way!