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I am a wife, daughter, mother, bilingual teacher, poet, author, women's Bible study teacher, world traveler, orphan advocate, and an adoptive mother.  Our adoption journey has been filled with a lot of hurt and loss, along with even more hope, grace, and healing.  Through it we have experienced more of God than we ever bargained for and have watched Him miraculously redeem our story when we surrendered all the broken pieces to Him.

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Monday, April 1, 2013

Rolling the tongue

Big news in our house today!  David figured out how to roll his rr's!  He was looking at some pictures of Colombia, specifically our visit to Montserrate.  He tried to say it, and his rr's rolled out perfectly!  He's so proud of himself!  I couldn't do it correctly till I turned 20, so to me, it's a pretty big deal.  Just in time for big brother to come home and practice with him--now if we could just speed everything up to get him home.

I've made some excellent progress on Book #2 recently.  Very helpful for passing the time, keeping me from going crazy in this wait.  I'm so thankful for the writer's group I found because they've really helped me fine-tune my writing in so many ways.  I think attending that group is one of my favorite nights of the whole month!

School continues to be a real challenge in my classroom this year, but we're making it.  Thankfully, this year has been anything but a challenge for David.  He has enjoyed fifth grade to the fullest, and the best of the year is yet to come!  This month is full of STAAR testing, but he's off to fifth grade camp in mid-May.  He couldn't be more excited.  He loves his teacher and will miss him greatly.  What eleven year old athletic boy wouldn't love a male teacher in his late twenties who plays football and soccer with them at recess?  (He's awesome in the classroom, too. :))

Mike is busy working on some much needed repairs on the house, things we couldn't do throughout the adoption process until we started to catch up again financially.  He's doing a great job, and I'm always so amazed at the things he just knows how to do.

We're also getting ready to celebrate our 14th anniversary on the tenth of the month, followed by Julian's 20th birthday four days later.

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