Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Santa photo 2013

We went to Anniversary Inn to see Santa.  He was great.  While we waited for the photo to print we walked through the rooms and I even got a massage!  It was a fun night.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Christmas dance recital

there's not much to say other than i love watching these girls dance!  they both did fantastic and i'm so proud of their hard work.
river is doing ballet and tap. the recital was tap dancing to 'up on the roof top'.














flower is doing hip hop and they danced to 'fantastic baby' and was so excited to have a small little solo.  she did awesome and comes alive on stage!












a few days after the recital, during the christmas break, the owner called and said she wanted to talk about river.  she said river was bored stiff because she wasn't being challenged at all!  she suggested moving her up a class so she's with kids that are already in kindergarten that are turning 6 or are 6.  hopefully it will go much better and she won't stand out like a sore thumb.  it also meant that she could join flower's hip hop class!  their classes used to overlap and you also had to be 5 but now both of those aren't an obstacle so she'll be in two classes starting in january!  we are excited!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Adoption

We talk about adoption whenever the girls have questions.  The other day River asked again why she wasn't in my tummy.  I explained again that "My tummy is broken and so Heavenly Father had another kind woman carry you so that you could be a part of our family."  "You were both always supposed to be part of our family, you just came to us in a different way."  KG went on to explain that we all knew each other in Heaven before we came to earth and we all chose each other way back then.  Then they asked about death and he told them that we will all be together again in heaven when we die, just like before we came to earth.  I'm grateful for the understanding of God's plan.  We are an eternal family.  I have no doubt that they were always meant to my girls.  I am their Mother.  Adoption is definitely not easy.  It's hard to tell Flower she will likely never meet her sweet Birthmother.  But we remind her that a woman made a very brave decision that saved her life so she could find the family God intended her to have.  For now, she seems to have peace with that.
I'm grateful for River's birthmother and her brave choice.  I'm grateful River does get to know her.  She never has to wonder.  We have a beautiful letter that she wrote for River that we read to River.  I get chills when I read it because she also states that when she met us, she knew the baby she was carrying was meant to be ours.  She tells River how much she loves her and that's why she made the decision to place her for adoption.  Her love for River is why she gave her to the parents she knew were supposed to have her.  River will never have to wonder if she was loved. 
I'm extremely grateful for adoption and the way it's enriched our lives. 

Let's kick it.

past ramblings

peace out