Thursday, April 07, 2011

My Comic Relief

While perusing the "camp" catalog from our local park district, Braeden was VERY excited to see there is a Super Hero Camp being offered this year. (Each of the kids typically choose one or two "camps" for the summer - usually a couple hours a day for a week focusing on a certain topic.) At the end of the description it read, "No Girls Allowed!" Meaning, obviously, a camp for boys only. Breaden says, "Ummm, we have a problem. How can I rescue cute girls from villians if there are no girls there?"

Not "by" my Braeden, but ABOUT him (and he says similar things about her ALL the time... My friend's daughter "K" is the same age as Braeden and they are scarily alike in SO many ways! :) They claim a LOVE for one another that has lasted longer than I ever thought possible for 5 and then 6 and now 7 year olds. The other day recently "K" asked her mom if she got to pick her husband when she grew up or if mom and dad picked for her. Her mom (silly woman!) passed up a great opportunity to be all-powerful a little while longer LOL and said, "Well, when you grow up you will pick for yourself." "K" did a fist pump in the air and yelled "Yes! Then I can marry Braeden!"

The previous story goes along with the following...
Yesterday Braeden's school went to see our middle school's performance of Fiddler on the Roof. I was a bit surprised that MY school of 3rd-5th graders was going as I thought it was a bit over their heads, but was VERY surprised to see that Braeden's K-2nd grade building was going. Needless to say I shouldn't have worried, about HIM anyway, as he came dancing into my building and room at the end of the day singing "Matchmaker" and going on about how "It was about MARRIAGE mom!" - with lots of excitement and "romance" in his telling let me tell ya! :)

Don't get me wrong, my Braeden still has his moments, such as this that came home the other day...

...but overall he KILLS me the majority of the time! LOL :)

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

Olivia - 14

Olivia - 14

Braeden - 11

Braeden - 11

Liam - 9

Liam - 9

Macy - 5

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• 147 million orphans in the world
• 50 million orphans in Africa 
• Every 14 seconds a child is orphaned by AIDS
• 16,000,000 have been orphaned by AIDS
• Every week, AIDS claims as many lives as American fatalities in the Vietnam War
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• Every 2 seconds an orphan dies from malnutrition

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Little Did I Know

Little did I know that the road would be so rocky
Little did I know that the trip would take so long
Little did I know that my heart could hurt so much
Little did I know that God is never wrong

Little did I know that love could be so powerful
Little did I know that a dream so far could go
Little did I know that God would place the right ones
Little did I know that my heart, so large, could grow

Little did I know that a dream has it’s own timing
Little did I know that this day would finally come
Little did I know that four souls would be sent to guide me
Little did I know that they would choose to call me mom

But God knew all along and He had a plan to follow
God knew all along that my dream would soon come true
God knew all along that we five should be together
God knew all along that I’d share it all with you