We adore our children and having them home is so wonderful but we have decided that we have bred little boomerangs. They always return home and usually pretty quick. Our house has a revolving door that never stops moving. We love it and we have happily resigned ourselves to never being alone in the house ever again. Although I still long for a bathroom trip alone. At night for some reason just as we are getting ready to go to bed they love to gather in our room. We have them stretched on the floor, the couch and fighting for bed space. Sometimes Mark and I are sandwiched between three big ole kids on our bed.
This weekend Zhenya came home with a laundry list of things he forgot, his speakers, his guitar, and he needed a new printer for his computer. Brett's adorable girlfriend Kelsey came to visit with her dog so we had four dogs in our backyard. I am sure our neighbors just look at us and shake their heads."George those nuts next door have added another dog to that circus over there."
I snapped a couple of pictures of Brett and Kelsey coming in from the lake. I told them I would be putting them on my blog. I have to get their permission to post about them since they all read my blog. I had asked Zhenya to talk about his story and he was fine with it, especially if it could help someone else avoid his trauma.
Karina got a message and a phone number to us so we are going to call her today. Usually we do fine without speaking Russian but it is hard when we are on the phone because there is so much we want to say, and I feel helpless when I can't touch and hug. I will put a picture up of Karina and her puzzle later. She loved it and we can't wait to hang it in her room if she comes. Of course a big thank you to the Goulds, Nuccios and the Haggs for being part of it. You all have been so diligent following us all this time.
Today is labor day. I will leave you with this verse:
Psalm 128: 1-2
Blessed are all who fear the Lord, who walk in his ways.
You will eat the fruit of your labor:
blessing and propertity will be yours...
This verse doesn't promise us we will be materially rich but you will prosper spiritually when you labor with the Lord. It is a privilege to labor for you Lord and I can't wait to see the jobs you have for me in heaven. I just hope it has something to do with children.