Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Is it okay to wish time away?

Chris and I have been doing everything possible to make the time go by fast and we are excited to say that it is already September!  We have had a great summer and we are truly looking forward to the fall months.  One month of rainy season has passed and we only have one more month to go – what a blessing!  For those of you wishing that we had an adoption update, there is no such luck.  We haven’t heard anything, but I can honestly say that we think about our little boy almost all of the time.  We love him so much already and we constantly make comments about him being around so he can enjoy his cousins, or the sunset, or camping, or the pool, or sports, or just being hugged and cuddled.  I think we both have our days, some harder than others.  We find it best if we talk about it, otherwise we hold in the emotion and find that it hurts.  We knew the waiting would be difficult; it is just hard to prepare for something that would be like this experience. 

So, what have we been doing to pass the time?  I think we are doing a little bit of everything these days.  My family rented a lake cottage on Lake Tippecanoe last week.  Since Chris and I are saving all of our vacation days to go to Ethiopia, we decided to go up on both weekends to be with everyone.  We had a wonderful time!  We were able to be out on the water and hang out with the family.  What a great combination!  Both of us were successful with skiing; however, we were successful getting up on the wakeboard, just not riding it for a long period of time.  We went sailing with my dad and we also took out the wave runner.  Man do I love those things…I managed to turn it so fast that I did a flip off of it.  Chris saw me do it and I think he was literally impressed that I tried to gun it and turn at the same time.  The boys are as cute as ever.  We have enjoyed watching them grow and become little boys. 

We also became members at our church here in Kokomo, Grace United Methodist.  We are excited to be a part of a church family and consider it our home.  We look forward to going every Sunday and the fellowship has been amazing!  God is good!

This past Sunday we were excited to meet up with Chris’s side of the family for dinner; however, our plans changed pretty fast.  Before meeting up with them, we thought we would ride our bikes on the Monon trail.  Unfortunately, Chris wiped out and was a little to sore to continue with our plans.  Instead, we came back home and I helped my dad gather some landscaping material to redo my grandmother’s house in Ohio.  I was able to spend some quality time with him as we went to Burlington and ate at Mike’s Pizza. 

On Labor Day, we decided that we wanted to add some lights to our landscaping because it is really dark around our house and we thought it would look nice.  It took some work, but the lights are in and we really like the finished product.  Chris’s mother came over and helped us throughout the day.  It was a good day!

This upcoming week starts regular season football games.  Go COLTS!  We always look forward to our games and spending that time together.  I am also planning to spend some girl time with Ashley on Saturday!  I have a test tomorrow and I can’t wait till this class is over.  I will only have one more left and then I will have my master’s degree!!!  YAY!  I can’t wait to be finished for awhile. 

We can’t thank you enough for all of the prayers our blog readers have prayed.  Please continue to be prayer warriors for our little boy.  I am positive that he is feeling God’s presence each and every day.  Blessings to you and your family.


jenn said...

i can't imagine how hard it is to wait, but i love how you are supporting each other and spending some amazing time together with friends and family! look at you being lake pro's and all. i think i got up on the wakeboard once, but pretty much figured i enjoyed the boat ride much better ;). have a great time with ashley! and i have to say...go bears! :). love ya lots and praying for you!!!...m.e.

Kevin said...

wow, looks like you guys had a blast on the lake!! I am so ready for the Bears game sunday!! Let me know where you guys will be tailgating so Jen and I can come visit you! we'll be the ones in the Bears jerseys :-)

Jess said...

The wait I am sure is tough, but the reward is priceless! :) I love the post and I love you guys!

ashley said...

i already can't wait for saturday! :)