Thursday, August 26, 2010

Blogging Through the Whirlwind

I'm back to blogging. Why? 'Cuz I need to. 'Cuz I want to. 'Cuz I should. I need to be celebrating all the blessings in our lives. I want to have a record of all the milestones our family achieves and all the fun that happens. I should be doing this so my kids have something to look back on and for others to see what's happening in our lives now.

The past 7 months have been a whirlwind in slow motion. When the boys arrived home unexpectedly while Mike and I tried to help manage relief efforts for Three Angels, life was crazy. In so many ways it seems as if days before me were wild and out of my control. There were so many kids in our house and I was just trying to hold it all together. Yet, on the other hand, time seemed to stand still as we tried to help our dear loved ones down in Haiti live an unimaginable nightmare through the effects of the earthquake.

Seven months later, I can say life has drastically slowed down. The boys are settled into routines, and we all have adjusted to our roles in our new family. We had an incredibly fun summer swimming, playing and getting to know one another better. Now that school is back in session, we are in the swing of busy schedules, but schedules nonetheless. It has been pure joy having our family together as we run through this whirlwind of a life.

It was so wonderful seeing the kids together on the first day of school. It was surreal watching ALL FIVE preparing for such an exciting day. Even more exciting was the fact that I could watch this all happen today; not two years down the road. Our Haitian sons were here with us getting ready for school with their brother and sisters. God has truly blessed us! I am so grateful He brought our boys home to live this wild and crazy whirlwind of a life I am gonna blog about!
First Day of School ~ August 17, 2010
Tim (7th grade), Megan (6th grade), Kate (3rd grade), Daniel (kindergarten) and Jonathan (preschool)


MamaofMany said...

I love this picture! I'm so happy you are back to blogging. Yea!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for allowing me to be a part of your crazy whirlwind life! Love you all!


Kathy Eden said...

Awesome picture!