Well it has been 5 months since my last post. I have decided it is too hard to try to post from now and catch up on old posts so I am just going to go forward.
Here is an update on what is going on in our lives right now:
1. We sold our house. We are still living in Phil and Diane's house but our rental house is under contract. After 2 days on the market we received 3 offers. This has been such a blessing. Our thanks to the Lord for watching over us and the great blessings we have received this year.
2. The kids are growing and doing well. They are the ultimate blessing in my life. I love them more each and every day. Even during the tough times when I am tired or frustrated, I know I am lucking to have them in my family and to be their mother.
-Jackson: He is turning 6 this week. I can't believe how fast the years have passed. He is so smart and sweet. He was recently tested for special ed services at his school. He has been struggling all year with letters, reading, and remembering words. After the tests they concluded that he is very intelligent, above average intellectually and therefore he is not accomplishing what he is capable of in the classroom. They are going to provide services for him in reading and spelling. I am grateful for the help but frustrated that he is such a puzzle and we don't know why he is struggling so much. There is no solution which can be a frustrating process. Sometimes it is tough to know how to help our children as mother's when we know they need help. As of now I am going to stay the course, pray for guidance, and hope he overcomes whatever he is struggling with. He loves Legos. He ie lost his first two teeth last week. One fell out and he lost the tooth so he wrote a note to the tooth fairy. Then when he was laying in his bed the other tooth fell out. He came to tell me with this response:
Jackson: Mom my tooth fell out
Me: I know buddy that is why we put the note under your pillow
Jackson: No my other tooth fell out, What is Happening to Me?
-Elizabeth: She is so smart. Teaching her is like a different world from Jackson. I tell her something 1 time and she instantly copies it. Her issue is she is stubborn. She will only do homework or learn if she wants to. She refuses to do tasks like chores, homework, or karate based on how she is feeling at that time and nothing we say or do will convince her otherwise. She has a strong will and knows what she wants. This is good and bad based on the circumstance. She loves creating her own worlds. She uses objects in her room or around the house to create houses or palaces for her dolls and stuffed animals. She has a wonderful imagination.
Christian- He is a wonderful addition to our family. Fun loving and happy (most of the time) with an interest in mischief. He is very independent too. He finds ways to get what he wants, even when the thing that he wants is up high (like by finding a stool or climbing up, which can be very dangerous, I have to watch him all the time. He likes to wrestle and play, not afraid to tackle whoever is near including mom, dad, sister, brother, or even the dogs. He speaks very little but is very good at letting us know what he wants.
I am so grateful for my family. They keep me motivated and moving towards Christ. I know that the closer to Him I become the closer my family will become and that we can be together forever.