Friday, May 13, 2011

My week in review

I just once again have to brag on my hubby. He has gotten very busy over the last couple of weeks with work. He is a very involved husband and father. He doesn't really have hobbies outside of our family. He loves being with us. It's quite normal for him to wash dishes, make lunches and have a kid (or three) in his lap at all times. And I know it's very difficult for him to miss out on what's going on here at home. And "being gone" means riding around in a hot, sweaty truck with no ac and manual labor for 12-14 hours a day. It's no walk in the park. Thank you babe!!

Not the best quality, but this was daddy/daughter night at Chick-fil-A a few months ago. My oldest daughter is behind the camera. I was at an adoption retreat so he got them all ready and took them by himself. 


More like  U G L Y!!!!!

I hit a wall this week. 

I was OVER IT!!!

As a fellow adoptive mom described it, I was at a place called adoption burnout. The not so funny thing was that she posted that on the same day as my meltdown. At least I was in good company. 
I called and blubbered like a fool  spoke to our adoption coordinator who was very supportive and understanding. She, herself is an adoptive mom from this sweet country in Africa and experience a lot of the same heart ache we are facing. 

The good news is that it brought me to my knees and I was completely fine the next day. 

Lesson learned: 
It's ok to not like this sometimes. 
"This" being whatever you're going through. 
For us it's the not knowing what our life will look like in 6 months.
 It may be an illness or a broken relationship or a wayward child. 
The point is that God's grace covers it all. 
He hasn't forgotten about us or the sweet children that wait for us in Africa. 
Nor has He left you to walk whatever trial you are walking, alone. 
We are not alone. 
He is carrying us through. 
We do not see the whole picture, but He does because He wrote the story. 

lFilled With Praise


Nicole said...

I SOOOOO relate - this has been a hard 'adoption" week for me as well. Even though I have "done" this all before, the 2nd time is not much easier!!! Praying for you and hoping we both get to hold our babies soon!!!

Amy said...

I love your lesson learned. Thank you SO much for sharing it.

Jenni said...

I can totally relate to your "burnout". Right now we are preparing for our first trip to Ghana, and in the midst of the excitement, I have more tasks than hours in a day. It's ok to take a mental break every once in a while and recharge:)