Thursday, October 6, 2016

The Temporary Normal

I want to write about our normal life, the new normal but everytime I sit down, I realize how “unnormal” life feels and don’t know how to dialogue about the little things of life when my mind swirls with the escalating political unrest in Ethiopia, hurricanes in Haiti, #blacklivesmatter, car accidents involving people we love… Amidst it all, we are enjoying the little things, doing life as normal as we can (at least until our next move-next week. :))

I’ve had a harder time than I expected getting into the swing of homeschool in the USA but I think we’ve got a good rhythm now. The girls have never schooled in the US, it’s just been a place for fun so it was also hard for them to find motivation to study. I manage to accomplish very little in my days but I am learning my small capacity and learning how to do life again in Indiana.

A few of our normals:

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Goofy girls who find dress up wherever we go…

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sweet friends willing to drive far to meet our growing crew.

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friends who don’t care how long it has been since we’ve seen each other.

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trips to the grocery store

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and the doctor (oh my, between dentist and doctor appointments, it’s been crazy).

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Celebrating a 90th birthday party with Grandma

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Reuniting with cousins

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Working on the farm

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Playing with more cousins…

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Trips to the zoo

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and this little guys who has become part of our normal. The four of us just sit around and stare at him and giggle when he coos.

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Just look at this guy! Two months of sweetness and we don’t know how we ever lived without him. 

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Can you believe this was him only two months ago? His birth mom just sent us this photo. 

 During the last two months, we have been living in a furnished apartment, provided for us be people who we barely knew.  They have been the best possible neighbors, showing us how beautiful the Body of Christ can be wherever we are and blessing us everyday. 

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They’ve not only been the neighbors who just wave and say a polite “hello” but the kind of “let’s hang out and share life” kind of neighbors, the best kind if you ask me. 

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There it is, our new normal, at least for now. ;)


1 comment:

T and M said...

wow, so much to adjust too....I hope your move goes well & thankful we can trust a faithful God who knows us so well.