First, here's my update:
Since my last post —God has carried my heart to a much calmer place. I am strong. I am loved. I am able. :) What surrounds me will not define me. I have choices, and for now, I choose to fervently wait on God. I trust, in every way, that all areas of my life are right where I belong right now —to push me where I need to go . . . to what I need to become.
Personal goals —I was on my way to a 5k and then it quickly got taken away from me. :( I started running in May and had worked my way up to 2+ miles 3-4 times a week. I had even started to enjoy the early morning, 5:30am, run --watching the sun come up and having some extra quiet time to myself. Now, I am sad to say that I haven't run for a month now. Today is exactly four weeks since my last run --the day I pushed my body just a little too much. My shins are still in recovery mode. The doc says I could have possibly fractured my shins (micro fractures). I'm supposed to be working on getting the swelling back down and strengthening them back up. The doc says that I will be able to run again —just not any time soon. Oh, how I miss it. And right now it seems as though EVERYONE on facebook is running . . . except for me. :( So, I've revised my birthday wish list; instead of new cool toe shoes for running, I replaced that request with a new extra extra thick yoga mat and a door frame pull-up bar. I will start a new routine of yoga and pilates in order to maintain the weight loss that I had worked so hard for.
TTC —still waiting to see two pink lines :)
KJ —our little Kryssa Joyce turned 7 on August 10th. We celebrated with just family, us four and grandparents, on the 10th and then KJ got to celebrate with her friends on the 13th. It was a wonderful celebration! Just seeing all these little friends, most of which we have known their entire life, "hang out", laugh, and create memories —absolutely priceless. Her theme was, of course, Puppy/Dog and she still talks about how it was the best party ever. hee hee The simplest things are sometimes the best. :) Our fall homeschooling session has begun. It's quite different than last semester but I will find what works best, again, and keep moving forward.
KitKat (aka Miss K) —Her family nickname was pickle --but now that she is a freshman, I figure one nickname would be better (she was given the name kitkat by her school friends). She has been here with us 'full time' since around February and "officially" moved in during the week of May 8th! Unfortunately, we still are waiting on the "legal stuff" to be finalized and then we will work towards adoption. Volleyball season started about 3 weeks ago and I can honestly say that I never thought I would truly enjoy being a "
This summer was definitely one to remember. We had several road trips and numerous adventures as a new family of four . . . quite different! I love the family that we have become. I am so grateful for God's blessings. Now that the school schedule is back in play, I should be able to sit and enjoy some blog time every now and then (as long as the children continue to nap all together).