Tuesday, June 16, 2009

BUSY WEEK...

CALEB AND HIS FOUR LEAF CLOVER
CAN YOU SAY...I NEED A HAIRCUT:)



PAINTING AT THE TIEWS



A TIRED, BUT MOSTLY HAPPY BUNCH



So tonight I find myself feeling a little strange... feeling in a way I wasn't really expecting. The sweet pregnant girl who is staying with us is not here with us this week. I had told her mom that she would be alone A LOT with Vacation Bible School at church every morning this week and then our Waiting Parent's Workshop Thurs. - Sat. pretty much all day every day. She is staying at the Transitional Home that our agency owns. The more I learn about the agency we are working with the more I am amazed at it. It is purely all volunteer, every single bit of it. That helps to keep adoption costs down, but wow, what they do for the girls who are in crisis is inspiring. The transitional house is a great house with a delightful house mom.... really, she was so sweet. She takes great care of the girls and her love for them is so evident. Girls that are pregnant or just had babies stay there till they are ready to go back home or to a new home. I am praying that she has a great week there...
But the strange thing is... I find myself missing her. When she left, Louis kept saying, "Why does she have to go?" I kind of laughed at the time... but then I started to think... Good grief what is going to happen come Sept. after she has the baby? She does have a life that she is planning on and is excited to get back to. I know we will see her after she has the baby, but it will be really different not to have her here like she has been. I know we will enjoy this time with just "our Hintz Family". It is really nice to just be completely free... well not completely, but you know what I mean... be completely at home in your own home:) So we will enjoy it, until we lovingly welcome her back this next weekend. So many adjustments for all of us.
So she will come back on Saturday and then we will all head to St. Louis on Sunday. I can not tell you how excited I am to go, we all are. She has never been there so it will be fun to show her our old stompin' grounds.

Blessings!

2 comments:

Tonya said...

What a wonderful blessing your family must be to her! God's love is certainly shining through your family to her. Good luck with your busy week!

Love,
Tonya

Awestruck said...

My heart goes out to you in your loss. I found you since we are both a "Happy Homemaker". I am in OK, too, and we are with Campus Crusade's FamilyLife ministry. Just this week, there has been a series on the loss of a baby born a year ago to the Rainey's daughter. You can listen on www.familylife.com where the current "FamilyLife Today" radio program is available for up to four weeks. I hope it will be an encouragement to you.

Grace & Peace,
Charlotte
Romans 15:13