Wednesday, August 20, 2008

"LIFE ISN'T ABOUT WAITING FOR THE STORM TO END; IT'S ABOUT LEARNING TO DANCE IN THE RAIN."

I found this quote on one of the Autism blogs that I read. Well, our storm is calming down. We had a good week last week. The boys started school and have been doing a great job. Addi has quit screaming and our house has more peace than it does chaos.

I have hit my 3rd trimester. As of Friday I have 10 weeks to go. (12 if we are being truly realistic). Darrin and I have succeeded in getting the entertainment center cleared out and most of the DVDs and CDs locked up so that the mess is minimal. The book shelves are next.

I can not believe that it is mid August. Time is flying and there is still so much to do. We did take the kids to the State Fair last Friday night. A good time was had by all. I was totally exhausted when we got home. We also took the kids to the church outing on Saturday. This was the first time that we were able to sit like real parents and watch our kids from afar. It was a wonderful evening. We stayed till the end. This is the first time that we have ever done this.

I am still planning on having a celebration for all that has been given to us over the past year. The boys and Addi's recovery has gone much faster than anticipated and we want to thank all of our friends for the encouragement and support as we took this journey.

I am hoping to do this in the next few weeks. It should be a great time of celebration. I will post the details here in addition to sending or handing out invitations.

Hope all of you can make it.

6 comments:

Catherine said...

Wow! Congratulations on getting to the third trimester already - you're in the home stretch.

Alaina said...

I am so thankful to hear that things are going well. What a blessing! We continue to rejoice with you and cheer you on!

Titus will be so glad to have a playmate when Conner arrives!

Kevin & Amy said...

One thing I really admire you for, Jennie, is that you live life to the fullest despite the challenges. It's easy to bow-out of life when things get hard and just stay home and do nothing (that's easiest) but I think it's great--and really respect you--for doing all that you do. You're a good example!

Heather L. said...

It was so great to see you ALL at the picnic! And I'm so glad you made it to the fair too!

Monica said...

You have much to celebrate, my friend. You and Darrin have done an incredible job of loving your kids! They are where they are because of the persistence and the commitment of the two of you.

Mrs. R said...

Such a great answer to years of prayer!!! I am so thankful to hear how well things are going!! What a great encouragement for you and inspiration for others in the same situation! You are a very useful tool in God's hands and He is using you mightly for your family!! BIG HUGS!