Thursday, August 20, 2009

Thankful Thursday

I wasn't going to post Thankful Thursday today because honestly I just don't feel good. I am getting a sinus infection and the only medicine that will get me over it I can't take because it gives me heart palpitations. So I am being real here and telling you I am just plain grumpy about it. The thing is though that God has blessed me big time this week so I need to get over being grumpy and start being thankful.

I am so thankful that my kindergartner is CRAZY about school and loves every minute of it. I heard many moms saying that their kids were having a hard time adjusting and my heart just couldn't have taken it if she would have been upset. Amaya can't wait for the bus to come and take her to see her friends and for her to learn everything she can possibly learn in one day.

Honestly sending Amaya to school was not an easy decision. I was homeschooled and many wonderful people I know homeschool their children. I have been questioned over and over why we chose to send her to school and that made me question it myself. We just felt that this was the best thing for her and if we need to homeschool someday we will. I am so thankful that for now anyway we have a good, small school system and Amaya loves it.
The second thing I have been thinking about all week is my precious virtual twins that I am soooo thankful for. We started an adoption 6 1/2 years ago that we were forced to stop because we got pregnant. It would have caused Amaya and that child to be about 7 months apart and our social worker would not have it. They thought that it was damaging to children to have virtual twins. When we found Jaxson I was so scared because he was only 7 months younger than Paige. I prayed and prayed that God would help us find a social worker that would not worry about a stupid age difference but instead to just listen to the fact that we knew God was calling us to bring this child home. God led us to that agency and they told me from the start that it is not their job to play God it was their job to see if we were fit to be Jaxson's parents.

Let me just say that the virtual twin thing has been nothing but a true blessing. As you can see in the picture these 2 are crazy about each other and they are truly best friends. I'm not saying that this is for everyone but God knew it was right for us. I am so thankful that God gave these 2 cuties each other to be best friends.


Adeye said...

What a wonderful story about your virtual twins. Oh how wonderfully well God does all things. So glad your sweetie is loving school. That is such a huge blessing for her, and you :)

Tony and Rett said...

I'm so glad Amaya loves school! She is so smart, I can't wait to see and hear about the new things she is learning!

And, well, hehe, you KNOW I'm partial to twins!!!!

christina said...

Oh, the picture of Jaxson and Paige just melts my heart. They look so incredibly happy...I can almost hear them giggling. :) I am so thankful that Amaya is loving school. Learning is fun!
A friend of mine, who also has 4 children, told me that sending the first child to school is the most difficult. I hope so! She assured me that Brad and I will do doing "victory laps" around the kitchen table when the twins start school! :) I am not so sure...I like my kiddos!