Then Jojo and I had the following conversation later that afternoon... He is such a funny kid...
Jojo says, "Momma , I wish you were my mother."
I say, "Jojo, I am your mother."
Then Jojo says, "Oh... then I wish you were my birth mother."
I almost died laughing... can you tell there has been adoption talk at our house??:) So we did a little talking about what makes you a birth mother... I just happen to be both, his mommy and birth mother:) It was so cute.
Then just tonight after our dinner devotions, he said out loud in a very loud, and somewhat worried voice, "How come my skin is all furry over here." He was pointing to his sunburn that was starting to peel.
He just cracks me up with the funny things he comes out with. I am so thankful for his silliness and the joy that it brings me.
My in-laws are in town and they blessed us by watching the kids so Greg and I could go to the Crisis Pregnancy Outreach fundraising banquet last night. We took two other ladies from church. This was the organization that we had Faith through last year. In fact, I remember calling Faith's mom for the first time on the way home from the banquet last year. Faith came o stay with us the next afternoon.
When I look back I am just in awe over all that has occurred and truly am so so thankful that she was with us. Even though there is still hurt associated with the death of her baby Joel, that we were going to adopt... we were so blessed by getting to know her family. And I would like to think that she was blessed by being with us for those few months. We enjoyed taking her to Nebraska and St. Louis with us... they are good memories. I miss her. We need to call her and have them over real soon.
That being said, I am amazed by the ministry of CPO, they said last night that they started with a budget of $200 wanting to reach out to girls in Crisis pregnancies. It is just awesome to think that 27 years later God has used these ordinary people, all volunteers I might add, to do extraordinary things, to save babies lives, to show Jesus to girls in Crisis, and to build families. It just gets me pumped to see the body of Christ at work, really being the body. It makes me just burn inside for my family to be a part of something bigger than ourselves. For my kids to really see their lives as a way to serve others and be Jesus' hands and feet to those in need.
We will enjoy my in laws for the next couple of days and then they will be back off to Texas... boo hoo!!