I do not know what I have deserved
these past two weeks
but I am Thankful!
The weekend that included the 8, 9, 10 of Feb.
was full of fun, learning and laughter!
We got the pleasure to have Toby stay with us.
He is one amazing little boy!
He was adopted from the Ukraine 2 years ago.
He has blonde hair, a great sense humor and downs.
We are the lucky people who get to enjoy Toby when his parents
need some assistance with being in two places at once, haha
I do know that I am so grateful for that allowance.
Toby was a blessing and a reminder.
A reminder of how innocent and trusting a child can be.
A reminder of a love that is not common to this world.
A reminder of how a simple meal can turn into a learning moment.
A reminder that life is short and we should be using our
strengths and talents to reflect the
Nature of my God.
He knew what he was doing when he made these angels.
He knew that we " A typical children" would need a reminder
of the very qualities that make my God just that My father.
He knew that we would need to be reminded to listen
to love without looking at the outside
to laugh even when we fall
to never give up on our dreams
to smile and focus on the life that we are giving
not to focus on what we do not have or think that we deserve.
I want to Thank God for knowing more than I do and allowing me
to learn and grow from all the lessons I am part of.
That weekend ended with a surprise shower for the Cole family
who just brought home their little girls, Bella and Gracie!
I am so blessed to be apart of this very awesome and amazing support
group in the Kearney area.
So Thank you Kiffany, Beth, Deanna, Jody D, Suzanna, Jera,
Gracie, Bella, Angelica, Toby, Gracie, Hunter
for allowing me the life changing opportunity to be apart of your group
even while we are waiting for our son!
I have already learned so much from you all!
I want to learn more.
Thank you for all your lessons and taking on this "A typical child"
I am in awe of these families and feel so blessed to be apart of them!
I do know that Thank You is not enough so listen to my heart!
The next reminder I had was yesterday.
Minden was the lucky town to host the Special Olympics basketball event.
I truly love those days!
To get the chance to see these kiddos play and just love the sport
is a teachable moment that I enjoy every time I see it!
I was reminded that I am given what I need.
I am to focus on the prize at the end of the race.
I was reminded of how inspirational it is to
see determination and courage
cross the cognitive lines
that bind people to the lies of
"Survival of the fittest"!
I was in tears to see all the athletics doing there best
win or lose
all showed sportsmanship!
Thank you to all who supports, helps, and encourages
these athletics to achieve their dreams!
The self worth, pride and courage is priceless and
I know that all of them
are thankful for the time you give.
I want you all to know that the investment
you make will not
I am so thankful for the lessons, reminders and the gifts
I receive on a daily basis.
These gifts help me to dream of a time when our son can
come home and take part in this
I can take courage
I can have my faith increased
I can choose not to give up
I can dare to dream
I can believe in a happy ending
of all the reminders and gifts that I am given