This space has been incredibly quiet since our toes sunk into the sand of beautiful Okinawa! It has been a whirlwind 7 weeks~adjusting to a major time change, finding an apartment that we could squeeze our family in to, learning how to drive on the left side of the road while driving in the right side of the car…..and those are just a few of the wild shifts that have taken place! But we are here and we have fallen desperately in love with this island and the people that inhabit it.
It’s been a month and a half. 6 weeks since our world was tipped on its side. My mind is still fighting with my heart that this is reality, that she won’t be removed from our home again. But it’s real, we have a daughter now, the court ruled in our favor and we are officially a family of 5. God has rescued and redeemed and I am in awe of what He has done. He showed us in no other terms that this was by His hand.
It’s been a wild month since I’ve last logged in. We’ve road-tripped to Texas and back, saw both sets of family, said goodbye to our sweet Dora pup, welcomed a 4 day old baby into our home for a short respite, hiked part of the Appalachian Trail, landed myself in the ER for a bug bite that made my face swell to the point of being unrecognizable, and divided up our household items in preparation for our move across the world….and it’s only been a month y’all!
Last night our youngest, Jack Attack, our wild, adventure seeking, big-hearted, giant of a 7 year old came downstairs after bedtime with tears pouring down his cheeks. He flung himself across my lap and sobbed heavily into my chest.
Foster Care keeps us from fully sharing our family with y’all. The rules in place protect these kiddos’ identity which is the least we can do~after all they didn’t choose this life. But I was saddened to learn that DSS didn’t even want us to have photographs of the kiddos that have come through our home out on display. My mind completely understands but my goodness, my heart wants to see those precious faces, especially after we have said goodbye to them.
It’s been a few years since I sat down at a computer and wrote a post! I feel a little silly coming back to it. But here I am! I’ve missed this outlet, the connections it brings and the chance to document our life. When Bill suggested that I start blogging again I knew that I had outgrown Domestic Doozie and needed a fresh start. With a little brainstorming ko&crew was born! WordPress has my head spinning a bit so be a bit patient with me while I get the layout figured out. Im oh so happy to be here and hope you are too! xxoo ko