We truly are a family redefined. We are husband, wife, son, daughter, step children, biological and adopted children and most importantly, Children of God.

A friend pointed out that I needed to update my blog header. After our adoption from Ethiopia, I had updated it stating how the adoption of Sara Joy completed our family. Well... the journey continues. After much prayer, we have decided to follow what we feel is God's calling for us...we went to Ghana with the intention of adopting a four year old girl, Isabella Hope. Little did we know that she would be the catalyst to bringing home not only her, but her half brother and sister. We will now be adding not only Isabella Hope to our family, but also Mary Grace (9) and Gilbert (6) who we will transition to the name Nathaniel Timothy. The shock is wearing off and the JOY and EXCITEMENT are overwhelming. Now truly, our family is complete. The great part of journeying with God, is that it's always an adventure. He knows where we are going, and for us it is all a marvelous surprise. Looking forward to sharing our family adventures as we walk daily through life and as we venture off to Ghana to bring home Mary, Nate and Isabella! It's always an adventure redefining our family!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Weekend Woes....

It was a rough weekend at the Roach household this weekend.  Cameron and Anna both had soccer games on Saturday.  This was the "Big Game" with the rival team...I so wanted to be there, but I had to take the kittens to the vet at about the time the game was on.  So, Tim went off with the kids to soccer and I headed out to the vet.

The kittens did great at the vet.  They are growing like little weeds.  Shadow surpassed Mocha in terms of her weight.  Shadow weighed 3 1/2 lbs while Mocha weighed in at 3 1/4 lbs.  Looking at them, you would think their weight was just the opposite... but Shadow just has a lot of fluff on her.  (Mental note... I don't really weight as much as I seem to weigh... I just have some "fluff")

When I got home I got a phone call from Tim.  Cameron had an injury.  Now - anyone who knows Cameron knows his "injuries" are sometimes not the injury he seems to make them out to be.  So, I didn't worry too much.  It seems as though while he was playing, one of the other team members got a little rough and Cameron fell backward.  When he did, he put his arm behind him to catch himself... the rest is history.  When he got home I took a look at it, and it really doesn't look all that great.  A nurse at the field took a look at him and said it was probably just a sprain.  I'm beginning to wonder though.  Just above his wrist is still swollen (it looks like he doesn't have a wrist on his left arm) and he is not really using it.  We put an ace bandage around it and we'll see how it looks in the morning.  I'm hoping it will be better and we won't need to go and get it x-rayed.  And even after taking an injury for the team, Cameron's team lost the game.  Oh well.... you can't win them all.

So, Tim and I bought the car we were talking about buying.  It has been nice to have to cart us all around in.  I think it will work out really well for us.  The kids enjoy the "new" car - hey, let them think it's new :), and we are enjoying the better gas mileage.

We are coming up on month 5 of our adoption wait for referral.  I'm hoping that something will happen for us soon.  I am so ready for another little girl.  I'm so ready for our Sara Joy.  I know I have said it before, and I'm sure it's just a "phase" but it's really beginning to not feel real.  Like I am waiting for something that will never happen.  There are times I have let doubt creep in, and I start weighing our options.... try another country, try domestic adoption - right now, those things would just feel wrong though.  It feels like God is whispering in my ear "just wait".  I wish He would quit whispering and start screaming though.  I have to keep telling myself that my feet are firmly planted.  Planted in Ethiopia.  I have to keep telling myself that God gave me peace with this place for a reason.  (remember, I didn't want to consider Ethiopia in the beginning - just being honest - but now my mind won't allow me to go anywhere else.)  That reason is SARA JOY.

You may have noticed that I have removed my "prayer project" link from the blog.  I've been a bit disappointed with the fact that very few used it.  I continue to pray for those who have left me prayer requests, but no reason to continue to leave it up there.  While I was hoping it would generate more requests, it just didn't.  So, to my few faithful blog readers... if you ever have a specific prayer request, you know I am here and always willing to pray for you and with you.  Just drop me a note in the comment section.

I'm hoping that next week will be a better week than last week all around.  I've got a lot going on, but I've also got a new perspective - do what I can, do it the best that I can, and do it in a way that will glorify God... can't expect anything more than that out of me.  If it falls short, it falls short... I've done what God wanted me to do, and that's enough for me.

I think it's time for a bit of relaxation with the fam...

In Christ,

1 comment:

Corinne said...

Family life is never boring!Sometimes we do look for a little less drama though. Hope the arm heals quickly !!