Life as we know it is now back in order. On Wednesday, Eli & I enjoyed some time together at home & then enjoyed our night at Church. He thoroughly enjoys his class & especially looks forward to seeing Jeffrey! I LOVED being back at the ladies Bible study. It is amazing to me how God knew who to put into my life when he did. You see, this week I was struggling, but didn't know why. Since returning from PA, I had a flood of emotions. It was odd. I wasn't expecting it. I was so glad to be home, but I realized that there was something going on. Then as I prayed & thought about things I realized what it was. I was mourning relationships that I no longer had to the extent that I used to. Don't get me wrong, I love my friends in PA. I love my friends I have all over the world, but sometimes life changes things. I still have amazing relationships across the miles & I do have incredible friends, so in some ways I felt as if I was almost "cheating" on them simply because I have developed so many wonderful relationships here in TX already. But then, you see, I remembered that I prayed so long for God to bring close friends into my life. People who I could rely on. People who could rely on me. So now, I am so blessed! I have friends here in TX. So many wonderful people in my life. So many people that I can't wait to know more & more about! I also have friends in PA. I have people there I can rely on. I have friends in WV, I have friends in OH, I have friends all over. I am so incredibly blessed with life all around me!!! So, I may mourn that I am not there all the time in my friends and families lives, but I can tell you that I am not & have not lost any relationships. I have only gained new ones. How incredible is that? How amazing is that? For me, it is an answer to prayer. So now, I am enjoying the ride. I am going to be me and learn as much as I can about those around me and I am going to allow them to know me. Yay!!! WOO HOO!
Life. At a play area today I had an opportunity to talk to a lady about adoption. She heard me say something about Eli being born in my heart & another woman's belly. She & her husband adopted internationally & she was asking me how I handled the questions from Eli. How amazing is this? God is enabling me to use my adoption experience with someone else. I, by NO means, have any or all of the answers, but I did offer her what we do. It was neat to be able to talk to her about it. Her son is also 3, so we will be keeping in touch now to be of help to one another. I am so excited to have so many families around us who have adopted! God knew exactly what He was doing putting us here!!!
Aunt Joyce. Well, one change that Eli is having to adjust to is that my sister is now living with us. He is only used to people being here to visit, so in some ways he is not understanding that this is her home too. She definitely has us a little spoiled though. When we got home things were super clean. Both of our cars were clean & not just cleaned, but the carpet was shampooed and all too!!! It is fun having her here & I am really excited for her in her new job & to watch & see what God has in store for her.
Elijah is growing. It is so neat for me to look at him & see how much he is developing. Today I finally decided to weigh him here at home again. You see, when he is 4 & 40lbs he can be moved to the booster seat & since that day is coming soon for the big 4 I wanted to see where we were on weight. Before we went to PA he was 36lbs & he never seemed to budge from that. In fact, he has been 36lbs since we moved here 6 months ago. This morning, however, he is tipping the scales at 39lbs!!!! My little man is growing up so fast!
Life is meant to be enjoyed. So, I'm going to enjoy it. Hope you are too!!! Love to all.