Christmas is coming. It is our favorite holiday and time of year. There is nothing like seeing the houses lit up and all the decorations throughout town. It really puts us in the spirit. We are hoping that next year will will add an extra twinkling light- a baby. We have been at this process for one year now. We keep having faith that God will provide for us. In the meantime, we celebrate with all of our friends and family and thank God for all his blessings.
September is a big month to celebrate birthdays with our family and our friends. While we do not have birthdays this month, two nieces and two nephews along with Bill’s mom, Mary’s brother, and a few close friends have celebrations. Yes, it’s a busy time for us but we enjoy it no matter what. Plus, the best part – there is a lot of birthday cakes to go around!
This weekend Bill and I said goodbye to one of his brothers who is moving to Tennessee. Our sister-in-law, April is from the Chattanooga area and they are headed close to her hometown along with their 3 boys. We had one final goodbye with them on Saturday. We know that this is the right move for them, but Bill and I will miss them and our nephews. It is the beginning of a new adventure for them and we could not be more happy or excited for them. We understand how difficult of a decision this was, but life is filled with difficult decisions and life changing events. One never knows what the future holds. Life is an adventure and we are all along for the ride that God gives us.
Summer brings us so many things. Flowers blooming, BBQs, with friends and family, birthday and other celebrations. Somehow it goes by all to quickly. Bill and I are looking forward to seeing many of our families over the impending July 4th weekend. We look forward to hosting a small BBQ for our close friends. The best part is watching all of the children play. It is the small things like this we look forward to when we are blessed with a child. Warm summer nights, catching fireflies, toasting marshmallows- all the things we did as kids. So as we gear up for many summer celebrations, we will hope, pray, and hold onto our childhood memories- knowing that we too will be able to experience it all over again through the eyes of the child we are meant to adopt.
Summer is almost here and so many wonderful events are coming up. One of Mary’s aunts will turn 100 tomorrow and then her mom celebrates a birthday in a few days. We also have our niece’s kindergarten graduation and her first dance recital. We also await the birth of one nephew and a niece or nephew. Plus. there will be many gathering with friends and family. Yes, summer will be busy, but it also make us grateful for what we have in life. We hope to add a new addition ourselves. For now we thank God for all of our blessings.
Spring is teasing us. We had some warmth and then a blast of cold, but it seems like that spring is actually going to make an arrival. Sure the trees are budding and even the magnolias have started blooming, but a chill in the air lingered. Now, with temps on the rise and some beautiful sun shining, Bill and I can finally plan to do so some work on the outside to get it into shape for the impending arrival of summer. I look forward to planting flowers throughout our front yard, and my small flower garden in the back yard. We intend to plant a new rose bush and Bill is looking forward to growing tomatoes. We look forward to sharing these joys with a family.