Sunday, November 30, 2008


Wow! There are so many things to be thankful for, and of course the most obvious one is that Anaya is HOME with us!!! I am also so thankful for the little things, like when today for the first time since she has been home, she cried and clung to me as I dropped her off at nursery!(OK so she wasn't wailing or anything like I am used to with the boys, but she was certainly sad!!) Usually she lunges for the nursery worker or anyone else around, now I must say it has been a refreshing change of pace to be able to leave her and know I am not going to get called out of church because she is throwing a fit(like the boys did!) But, I am so thankful that she is starting to want me! We had a couple of weeks there when she wanted to be held by complete strangers and would cry if I took her back! That was like a kick in the gut~I would give my life for this child and she would rather be with a stranger!! Hmmm...I think there is a spiritual lesson there...Christ gave his life for me, But do I cling to Him as I should, or do I look to others for what I stand in need of?...

Anyway, we are so blessed and I am so thankful for all of the things God has brought us through this past year! Last November 9 we were told we were out of PGN and that Anaya would be home in 6 to 8 weeks!! Well, we all know how that turned out... throw in a difficult move and job change and that about sums up our fall/winter last year. But God is so faithful and He has shown Himself mighty in so many ways.