Friday, December 2, 2011

I'm Ba-ack!



Yep, we are all still alive and kickin' at the Tigerden!  I know it has been far too long since I have been to my little bloggy home or visited with my little bloggy friends and I am going to TRY to do better.  Every week, I tell myself I am going to get back on board and every week seems to slip by in a blur and I realize I have neglected this little corner of my world one more time.

Life has been full around here with school, guitar lessons, drum lessons, dance, two boys playing basketball, apartment ministry, church...

Tigercub is growing like a weed and isn't much of a cub anymore, he is, however, our comic relief.  I wish so much that I would be diligent about recording some of his sayings on here...but by the time I find time to sit down and type...I can't remember what it was he said.  Is that a sign of too many kids or too many years?

If you had an hour or six, I would get you caught up on all that has been happening around here...but you probably don't want to know how messy my kitchen is or how organized my...okay, who are we kidding...nothing around here is organized!  I'm just gonna start with a clean slate and try to stay on top of things.

If you have been around here much in the past year or two, you will understand when I say it is Science Fair time!  Aack!  I am blessed to only have one child turning in a project this year, but it is a doozy.  If you happen to be one of the blessed Facebook friends that helped us out, "GOD BLESS YOU!"  This weekend, we will work on our board and polish up our paper and be done...yes, I say our because I have a lot of work invested in this baby.  My fourteen year old might get the credit, but there is a piece of this project that is all mine!  My tutorial students will all turn in their projects this week as well, so I'll be checking them twice and Friday is the big day!  Whew!

But the BIG news around here is what God is doing in our family.  You may want to sit down.  Actually, I guess you are probably already sitting.  I'm not going to go into the whole story...just suffice it to say that God has been working on Tigerfan and I...in a pretty big way.  And while I never thought we would be saying these words, we have made the decision and begun the process of adopting a little girl from Uganda.  We are super excited and super scared.  In the next few weeks, I am hoping to begin to blog a little about what led us to this point, if nothing else as a record to show our sweet daughter someday.  I'm sure you will be hearing a LOT about the journey as we begin and you will definitely be hearing some pleading for prayer, and if you happen to have fifteen or twenty thousand dollars laying around that you need something to do with, feel free to send it our way!  :)

Really, we feel so honored that God would call us to be a part of caring for one of His precious little ones.  In the past few months, our eyes have been opened to the tremendous blessing in sharing our plenty with the weak and the vulnerable.  I know the road ahead will not be smooth or easy, but it will be beautiful as we get to become the hands and feet of our savior and put His words into action.  I hope I have just a few people who have stuck around long enough to join us on our journey!

Anyway, it is time to go join Tigerfan for our weekly popcorn and M&M date!  Can't wait to visit with y'all this weekend!

Don't forget to visit Home Sanctuary for more Coffee Talk!

11 comments:

Lea also known as "CiCi" said...

So good to have you back but I so understand how difficult it must be for you to find the time to blog on a regular basis.

Certainly have been and will continue to pray as you begin this adoption journey. What a blessing awaits this little girl.

Enjoy your weekend and glad you have that Science Project behind you. Hugs to you dear!

Charity said...

YIPPEEE. You are definitely in our prayers. love ya friend

Diane said...

What an incredible blessing you will be to this little girl, and she to you! Will pray for the process, the paperwork, the preparations - knowing God already has all of it figured out.

secondofwett said...

So glad to see you back Star....how exciting...a little one from Uganda...I've often thot and mused...'if only I was younger', but then again people already think we're crazy cause we adopted 7! Having adopted two brown skinned girls there are some challenges, especially with skin care and hair care but I'm sure you'll search it all out and do just fine. Congratulations to your whole family for taking this GIANT step!

Carm said...

Aw... Hi; Star...:D~

Katharine said...

So nice to see you pop up on my reader again! Wow- you have lots of news!How wonderful to have the Lord lead you into such an amazing journey as adoption... Can't wait to hear all about it!
Blessings!

joyceandnorm said...

Good to see you back on your blog!!...and WOW! with big news!!! That is soooo exciting. Can't wait to hear about how God will be working in the midst of all of this. Have a safe and wonderful trip to Nashville.

faith hope love ღ said...

nice post! thanks for sharing... God bless you...loves soraya

Rachel Anne said...

Star - what exciting news!! I pray that God will guide you as you begin the adoption journey! Can't wait for the updates....God bless you and your family.

Mama Duck said...

Fathering the fatherless- love it. Be blessed and I'm praying for you today for everything you need to see this through :)

Kim said...

That is EXCITING news! Congratulations! Adoption is so beautiful! What a blessing!