Sunday, May 17, 2009

Lest we forget the humor ...

I promise to tell 'the rest of the story,' but we interrupt this program for a little slice of life this week.
This is one of the care packages shipped last week!
Kayden's Little Olympics was Friday. Oops, that's Kambry :)
Big air for a little girl!
Picking 'flowers'
"Let me get this straight. You want me to r-u-n? As in break a sweat? I'm pretty sure princesses don't do that!"
Kayden with the camera. Yes, Mom's mouth is always open :)

We made a road trip on Saturday to my niece's graduation. It was a very long but awesome day. Love spending time with family.

We had tons of amazing food!
My two brothers. Love 'em!

View from afar ... nobody wants to get on the trampoline with the little monkeys!

We got in really late. And apparently Daddy thought it would be funny to catch everybody asleep before church this morning.

Sleeping Beauty, Kenzie
Tough guys sleep too - Kolton

Displaced Kuyler home for the summer. We ARE working on getting bunkbeds!

I'm pretty sure that's my bed ... but who are the monkeys? Very funny, Daddy!

Did I mention we have a zillion things to do this week?!? Three more graduations, a youth end-of-school party, garage sale fundraiser... I'm ready for NEXT Monday!
In regard to the homecoming of our two precious kiddos, someone said to me this week, "You must have a really big house!" Well, by some standards it's huge. Ten years ago we built it the perfect size for our family of 5 (five) f-i-v-e. Now that we are soon to be a family of 10, it will still be the perfect size, just not as many square feet per capita :) I wonder if there are triple decker bunkbeds?
While on our road trip we discussed the fact that our suburban is perfect - for 8; our dining table is perfect - for 8. I admit on April 14th we didn't consider any of these things. We haven't even thought about them much since then. If we dwell on the size of our home, our car, our budget ... we are too quick to try to figure out how we are going to make this work. It's not up to us to make this work. I'm confident the details are already worked out, and have been for a very long time. As for us, we will continue to work hard, love our kids well, and stay on our knees.
And speaking of prayers, I assure you mine have never been: "Oh, please Lord, give me two 13-year-olds! Because, Lord, I have this desire to be outwitted and second guessed every day. I want two of the most intelligent young people (because I know nothing!) to give me an answer for everything, to turn their noses up at well-prepared meals, to wreak havoc on my schedule, to redefine the term 'mountain of laundry,' to break the bank with necessary sports attire and food. Oh, and Lord, could you add a couple of two-year-olds to the mix. Because I'd love to buy diapers in bulk, spend fewer hours sleeping and confine myself to home for fear of losing someone. And while you're at it, could you please give me just four more for good measure. Because, Lord, you know my weaknesses ... but I know Your strength is made perfect in weakness. So, as long as You promise to stay with me for the long haul, bring 'em on!"
Again, it reminds me of the verse that has spoken volumes to me recently:
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us ... Eph 3:20
In keeping it real, we are so excited to be adding to our family. It's going to be a little challenging, but it's also going to be a blast! Communication is going to be amazing! We'll probably invent our very own signs! Yes, let's keep it real and dare not forget the humor.

9 comments:

~Mis-Wen~ said...

Your perspective is PERFECT....and right where HE wants it!

Love you!
Wendy

Shelly said...

LOVE IT!!!

And what fun it's going to be!!! :o)

gatheringpeeps said...

He is faithful...
I was reminded the other day that there are some things that he would ask me to do that he wouldn't ask another to do; and vice versa. He equips those he calls - with strength, widom, mercy and *everything* that we need to minister where he has called us....
Good reminder today :)

Jodi Sue said...

Amen!

Lori said...

Maybe the wood shop class can build you a new dining room table! That could be their class project for the year.
So, is Kenzie the only one with her own room? Sounds like you still have space for more . . .

Pam said...

Connie,
I don't think you follow my blog, do you? We are hoping to be matched with a sibling group of boys from foster care. They told us we needed a bigger car and a bigger house. (Right now we have a 2 bedroom townhouse.) So, we told God if those are our kids, He needed to provide for our needs. We should be closing on our house this week or next, and I think we have found a van (for trade!) too. God is providing. And our budget is staying the same! I love that! Never underestimate what God can do. And oh by the way. I will have 2 3 year olds. *swoon* :) Totally feeling you here friend. :)

Anonymous said...

LOL...I was really smart from ages 13-18, it was all down hill from there..........

GaelN :)

Julie said...

I totally get what you are saying. I know we have to trust our Almighty God. I adopted two kids from China in less than a year. Both my husband and I said it as soon as I came home from China this last time we are finished with China. We adopted 4 kiddos in less than 4 years. Our vehicles aren't big enough, etc. Now the Lord has placed it on both of our hearts that there is another one out there. I am praying about the vehicle situation. We can make our 3 bedroom house work, but we cannot fit more people in our truck.

Kitty said...

Amen, sista! I certainly never asked God to have everyone talking to me at once, to have to drive a tank for everyone to fit into, to have a never-ending supply of laundry, to have so many people to clean up after....but God knew what I needed so much better! And that was to rely on Him for strength, patience, and the little sanity that I have left! And all the love is the icing He put on the cake!

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