When you are unable to speak you have so much more time to think. And while for some, this is extremely beneficial, for me, more often than not, it is detrimental. Those things which I push aside in the busyness come to the surface and have time to simmer and stew. And because I am a “fixer” I play scenarios over and over looking for the perfect solution. The problem comes when the solution or resolution, is out of your control. Here I am. My world being uprooted with no place to replant.
The thing is, resolution MUST COME. No change is no longer an option, so I wait.
Like I wait for so many other things. But I think I have decided that waiting is okay. While I may not enjoy it, waiting in and of itself is okay. It is what you do while you wait.
While I wait to bring a child home…
I support other who are able. Thanks again to all who donated to Bennett. We raised about $500. It’s a ripple right? He doesn’t have a family as of yet, but it will come….Here is the thing about Bennett, all the odds are against him. Not only is he older (most families want babies because of the obvious benefits of early intervention) but we also know nothing about him. I signed up late to be a Christmas warrior and little Bennett was the last little angel. He was the little guy that got picked last! But that is how God brought him to me and I am thankful.
While I wait for my little girl to walk….
I thank God for her exceptional health and extreme cuteness.
And while I wait for Spring to come….
I am grateful for colourful surprises that show up on my table…
And to make the wait a bit more bearable – Grandma is here! Perfect timing considering I have strep throat yet again and my energy is at zero. Not to mention the kiddos are both suffering nasty colds.
But nothing heals a little boy like a little time with Grandma and bakin’ some cookies…
And nothing heals a mommy like delicious food.
That being said, I think I have found my photographic calling….FOOD!
Oh my boy, he is a mystery and I wonder how much is nurture and how much is nature. He served us all up tea after lunch. He is kind and compassionate and might this proud momma add, brilliant. He is also a boy who knows what he wants and today at the tea house he needed to tell Ms. Karyn that he wanted Ice Cream Tea…..do we know what this is? Nope, no idea, but Jakob did and because Karyn is always so wonderful, served it up until he thought it was just right!
What a boy!