I have stepped away for a while. I thought when I encountered some challenges then I would run to my blog write about them and work them all out. Instead I have found myself in a hole for the majority of the summer. Where have I been? What about those grandiose dreams of blogging daily and “creating content” that all those bloggers talk about is so important to get followers and to create something of themselves. I have not had good boundaries this summer. That is what it really comes down to, I did not take the time to write and the first little bump in the road I caved with my desires for this blog.
Where are we with our adoption? On May 31st we had our home study interviews and received the preliminary report back in July (tough wait for me). Returned it that night with some small changes due to inaccuracies (my husband’s brother’s name etc) and we are waiting on the final product. Several things have happened during this process of reviewing ourselves. Have you ever read your own home study? I am not perfect and I am super honest about not being perfect- apparently I am really honest to my friends too! Reading about yourself from your own home study is humbling. People can say 100 great things and then I see the one thing I need to work on and hone in on that as if it is the only thing present. I need to more of this- self-reflection, asking other’s what they see in me and how to improve.
Today we are on our way to a campground for family camp. This is our first family camp experience. I am so excited to be with the kids and to spend some time reading while cooling off by the pool. My current books are Maxwell’s 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership and Shepherding Your Child’s Heart (again). Here is a picture of the kids as they were singing together. So sorry it is blurry!
Here is the camp we will be lounging at this weekend. More pics from our own camera soon! Especially 80’s Prom Night!
Gotta go shopping!