Monday, May 6, 2013

End of the School Year

We have reached the end of our first homeschooling year with Lizzie.  It has been amazing to watch her grow and learn.  She is a fun student!  She absolutely LOVES to learn everything she can about animals.  Our newest reward system involves her picking several animals to watch videos of on Youtube after she completes her work.
She is playing soccer and last week learned to tie during her soccer game!  Her shorts have a very long string, so... while she was not playing she learned to tie.  She was SO excited!  She immediately learned to tie her shoes the same night.
She will have her first dance recital in a few weeks.  I am not really sure what she will LOVE to do, but she is really happy doing everything!  Her teachers and coaches have been so kind and patient with her as she is learning how to behave, be on a team, be in a dance class - so many brand new things for her still.
We are filled with thanksgiving daily that she is ours!  We have been blessed beyond measure!  I love the joy that Lizzie brings to others, too - she is a special, special girl!
Recently, a friend commented on how smooth the transition seemed for our family to go from two children to three and how kind and helpful John Reese and Ellie are.
God is good!  He has worked in all of us to make this a peaceful time of transition.  There are many days and moments where it is not easy and we are all still adjusting, but I am so proud of John Reese for the big brother he is to Ellie and Lizzie and for handling change so gracefully - this is a boy that does not LOVE change!  I am so proud of Ellie for being so kind and thoughtful with Lizzie and for helping me so much with her.  Sunday morning I went to wake them for church and found Lizzie snuggled close to Ellie in Ellie's bed - this was a first, and it was a precious sight to this Mama!
A few more doctors and tests of different kinds are in Lizzie's future.  We continue to see her grow and thrive, but I would ask you to pray that she would GROW!!! and amaze the next set of doctors!

What a friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear, what a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer!

1 comment:

  1. Your blog is an encouragement to me. We are in the process of adopting a girl from Hungary: I would love to keep in touch with someone who has already walked this road. We don't know very many adoptive families and know no one who has adopted from Hungary. You can see our blog at (It does say Peru, but that wasn't in God's plan. We just didn't change our blog name.)