Sunday, January 2, 2011

The First Thankful Of The Year

It's a foggy Sunday morning. The last day of vacation. UGH! It went by so fast. Tomorrow will be back to the usual. We are in so much trouble. We've all been sleeping late every morning, we're not going to be able to function tomorrow.

But I'm thankful for a wonderful Christmas vacation. I can truly say I did nothing! Just the minimum around the house, I didn't even do laundry. We hardly got dressed this week so there weren't a whole lot of dirty clothes! We stayed up late and got up late. We were the laziest family ever this week.

I'm thankful that we had Aniela for two weeks this Christmas. Seeing her just once a year is not enough. I really wish she would come back home. She moved to California two years ago.

And I'm thankful for a New Year without resolutions. I pass! I don't think I've ever kept one anyway.

And I'm thankful for all the children that had families commit to them this Christmas. Did you see RR lately. So many little ones have families! It's amazing. And so many of the children were ones in risk of being institutionalized.  Olga was not one of them , but she will be! 

And I'm thankful for the start of a new year. I'm excited for what it will bring. For the surprises in store for our family, and also for the challenges that we will face. I'm not as scared of our situation anymore. I know God has us in His hands and we will be okay. I can't wait to see how He wants us to help the orphans. I have no idea what He wants us to do yet, only that He definitely wants us to be a voice for the unheard and the unseen. 

And you know what. I  l know I said I had no resolutions this year but Polly wrote such a cool post today I might make this my resolution this year. To buy a purple hat!! And wear it!
Go take a look! And tell me you don't want to go buy a purple hat!!
Thanks Polly!

And I have a sad update. Little Liza Jane that I asked prayers for, went to heaven yesterday. The doctors did all they could do for her. She has been healed , but it was not to be in this world. Please say a prayer for her family.


Scrappy quilter said...

A great thankful list. I know God has some great for you this coming year. I firmly believe it. And a whole lot more surprises.

Sorry to hear of the little one. Now in the arms of Jesus. Hugs and love

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Lacey said...

Praying for that dear family. A terrible time to lose your baby, during the holidays. My hubby said he wants to start saving, so in a year we can adopt again! This was the man that was so unsure, the one that said 4 was enough and "are we going to repopulate the earth ourselves!"

LizBeth said...

Sounds like our kind of vacation --_ no packing and lazy. Way to go.

Liza Jane is in the best hands now. She'll have a spot on the welcome committee in our future. While losing a child leaves a hole in a family, knowing they are so safe and healed is such a relief.

Rochelle said...

We too have been lazy this break and loved every minute of it. Hope tomorrow goes smoothly for everyone at your house. I look forward to watching God's plan unfold for you guys. I am SO excited over all the RR kids who have a family.

Many prayers for Liza Jane's family, truly heartbreaking.

Melissa M said...

Praying for Liza Jane's family.