Hi guys! Today I’m back with another “Five on Friday“. A un-polished, spur of the moment “journal-ish” opportunity to share what’s been on my mind.
- Family Game Night– As our boys are getting older game nights with them are becoming more and more fun! I asked on Facebook and Instagram what your favorite games were and I got tons of great suggestions. I’m hoping to add some of these to our game cabinet soon!
- Instagram– Lately I’ve been loving Instagram. A few of the accounts that I’ve especially been loving are:
3. Valentine’s Clothes– Being ex-homeschoolers I didn’t realize what a big deal class parties are! At the kids Christmas parties my kids were the only ones not in festive clothing… I will not make that mistake again and just grabbed these cute shirts from Target for their Valentine’s Day Parties!
4. Tapestries, Weavings, and Wall Art- Last year I shared a post with my favorite unique wall art pieces. Then this week I stopped at World Market and found so many more amazing ones that I’m obsessed with. It makes me want to fill all of our walls!
5. “Gotcha Day”– Next Tuesday marks one full year since we brought our daughter home from Haiti. I don’t share a lot about her or adoption here, but I know many of you prayed for her and have her on your hearts. Honestly, this year has been that hardest year of both of our lives. I have been struggling with this anniversary because it is a reminder of expectations that haven’t been met and trials that are still very big trials. I need to remind myself that it’s also a celebration of God’s goodness to her and us. A reminder of his sovereignty and our purpose to bring Him glory through this sanctifying process. This process has also made it clearer to me than EVER that God’s plan is for kids to stay in their families and in their cultures. Also that we need to be doing EVERYTHING in our power to support at risk families and developing countries. Adoption is a band-aid for much bigger issues and there is a place for it, but it’s a hard road and is only due to Satan’s destruction. A few organizations that support keeping families together are: Help One Now, Three Angels Children’s Relief, Global Orphan Prevention, The Global Orphan Project, The Apparent Project. I hope that I can inspire you to donate to these organizations and help eliminate the need for adoption from developing countries.
Thanks so much for supporting and reading. Recently I’ve been excessively thank you for you guys, my readers. I am so grateful for the opportunity to be a stay at home mom and still earn a living while writing about things that I love. It’s a privilege that I don’t take for granted. So thank you!