Monday, October 24, 2011

Highs and Lows

A lot of nights at dinner we do Highs and Lows. 

Highs of the day and Lows of the day. 

Sometimes they are funny. 

Sometimes they are serious. 

Sometimes we have to help the littles comb through their brain to remember the events of the day. 

It's a really neat way to hear about the day without the typical, "How was your day?" question. Any of us with children know that we are going to get the answer, "Fine."

Things have been quiet here on the blog. And honestly I don't have a lot to say. 

So I thought I would do the Highs and Lows of my life right now. 

High: We are all healthy. 

High: Everyone made all A's and B's on their report cards.

High: We have had some really fun, fall field trips at school. 

High: We have made some yummy fall treats. 

Apple Nacho Recipe:

4 large Granny Smith apples, sliced 
35 large marshmallows
1/4 cup butter
35 caramels
1 Tbsp evaporated milk (or half and half)
1/4 cup peanuts
1/4 cup mini semi-sweet morsels
2 Tbsp chocolate syrup
Slice apples and arrange on platter.

In saucepan, melt marshmallows and butter until creamy. Set aside.

In microwave dish, melt caramels with milk (cooking in 30 second intervals, and stirring). Set aside.

Pour marshmallow cream over apple slices, followed by caramel sauce. Drizzle chocolate syrup and sprinkle with peanuts and mini chocolate morsels. Serve immediately and enjoy!

And our dossier is in Ug@nda!!!!!

And now for the lows.....

Low: A lot of days, this is what my trash can looks like...
The folks in my home don't seem to see when it's full and they keep shoving and/or placing items next to it.  I may or may not be graceful as I clean up behind them. 

Low: We have had a couple of really disappointing weeks in the adoption process. We sent our dossier in hopes of filing for a court date really soon. I put my trip on hold because we thought we might get a date in early Nov. Three families from our agency got court dates about a week and a half ago and we thought we going to be next. And then just a few days later, we found out that there will be no more dates given until after the first of the year.

Low: Having to answer the question "If God loves the twins, then why do they have to stay in the orphanage for another three months?" 

Low: We are going through some trials that are difficult. 

But I want to end on a high....

I trust God. 


And even though it's difficult to endure this and difficult to answer those questions, I still KNOW this is good. Good teachable moments for my children. Good opportunities for me to TRUST. 

   A Psalm of David.
 1 The LORD is my light and my salvation;
Whom shall I fear?
The LORD is the defense of my life;
Whom shall I dread?
2 When evildoers came upon me to devour my flesh,
My adversaries and my enemies, they stumbled and fell.
3 Though a host encamp against me,
My heart will not fear;
Though war arise against me,
In spite of this I shall be confident.