Tuesday, January 24, 2017

8 Months Post-Op...and Some Other News

Tomorrow marks 8 months since Jack's Fontan. When I think back to all of the years that I spent dreading that day, I almost can't believe that 8 months have already passed. From time to time when I start to allow my mind to drift into a place of fear, I go online and look up stories of adults living with CHD to remind myself that Jack WILL grow up and that everything is going to be ok. It's a tough reality to live in but it's the story we've been given so I have learned to trust God and embrace the good, happy and healthy days that we're living in now and try to worry less about what's going to happen 10-20 years from now. God will provide. 

As for today, Jack is great. No complaints. He's wilder than ever! Both of my boys are growing like weeds and I can't figure out how to slow it down... So I do what most moms do and take lots of pictures and do my best to live in the moment and soak them up and try not to think about how fast they're growing. 

Update on the adoption:
First of all, let me just tell you... Adoption is stressful. We finally finished our home study though and I made our book that potential birth mothers will look at when choosing a family. I love our book and of course I think our kids are so cute, how could they not all pick us! ;) From here we begin the waiting. We have prayed so hard for OUR baby. We know that God will send him/her in His perfect time so we don't really feel stressed about when we'll get that call. We know it could be tomorrow or two years from now. For now we're going to focus on saving. In addition to being stressful, adoption is also quite expensive. We are going to do some adoption fundraisers. We've collected ideas from several families we know who have adopted and we're excited to being that part of the journey. But again, we're trying not to worry too much about any of the process because we have full peace that this is what God has called us to do and as they say... if He brought us to it He will bring us through it. So mostly we're excited for the next chapter of our lives. A new baby to love cuddle with! 

Lastly, I guess now is as good of a time as any to let the world know that I'm changing schools. Y'all. It's been a whirlwind year to say the least. First of all, I want to say how blessed I have been during my time at Cold Springs. I have had amazing kids and was instantly welcomed into the school and community like I was a part of the family. I am so thankful to everyone who made my time at Cold Springs great! :) Ultimately, though, my heart is in Walker County.  So... I accepted a position at Cordova High School and will begin teaching there next Monday. I'm super excited to be reunited with close friends, teaching at an amazing school and to finally feel like I'm settling down for the long haul. 

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