Well, HELLO everyone!
I can’t believe it has been a week since I have written one of my earth-shattering, life-changing posts. How have you all made it without my wonderful words of wisdom??!?! (totally kidding!)
It has been quite a week. Lots of summer chaos with all of the kiddos running around, and lots of sibling fights. Yahoo!
This is really cute, though- last weekend, I set Sammy & Asher in the stroller to take them for a walk so they could look for “doggies” and “cars” (and, truthfully, so mommy could clear her mind for a moment and think!) We ran into this adorable gaggle of girls…. they recognized the twins from the movie. They asked if I could take a picture (or 5, or 10) of them with the twins, and one of the girls (thanks, Gabby!) emailed me a copy of the pic. Can you stand this cuteness?? (the twins AND the girls?) BOYS…..I have to say….I think this will be what Heaven looks like for you when you are teenagers, no??
On a serious note, though, Kindred and I have spoken with several great non-profits in the last week who provide maternal care for mommies in Ethiopia. It has been encouraging to see so many people with such amazing hearts! Hopefully we will have a big announcement in a week or so…..I will tell you one thing. We want to change the world. My boys and their story WILL change the world. I just believe it. How can it not?? I think that when people are made aware of needs that exist, most people’s response is to want to help. To make a difference to someone else. Because at one time or another, we have ALL been that person who needs help. And we will again. Just the nature of this wild ride we call life.
Totally changing subjects here, but William and I were working on a project tonight. I have these wooden letters that spell out all of the kids’ names. (Actually, I bought them after we accepted the twins’ referral, but before they were home with us. Yes, they have just been sitting in the closet. For 1 1/2 years.) I have these great creative ideas, but then it seems like I don’t ever have the time to execute them, you know?? Well, William and I decided to work on them tonight. They have NO hardware on them to attach them to the wall, so we bought these brackets that we thought would work. They have the TINIEST little nails!! It was pretty hilarious watching us work at this. We decided to get tweezers to hold the tiny nails in place with hopes that then a hammer could do the trick. Nope! We have had little, tiny nails flying all over the kitchen. Oh well. It was a bonding moment with my oldest son. Some Mommy-William time. And, maybe ONE day, these letters WILL be on my wall! (And, yes, that lovely pattern on the black drawers behind William are courtesy of Samuel & Asher….didn’t even notice it until my flash went off on the camera….they smeared Danimals Yogurt Drink on my furniture. Yay.)