Friday, November 21, 2008

so fast??

it happened.  the question.
"hey mom.  can i got to the mall?"
how did that happen?  she isn't 4 any more???

it's ok because she went with krystal (our former foster daughter, always daughter) so i knew she was in good hands, but to the MALL!?! what in the world?  

now, she's at the mall, eating sbarro's (hysterical btw, that she thought it was new) and shopping and not buying (that's my girl).so on that note...i have to admit that i still kinda look at her and think of that little 4 year old sometimes. i guess that's a momma's way of dealing with the 'beautifulness' of her daughter.
paige, i'm so proud of you. you are first and foremost, a lover of jesus and a woman of grace. you are compassionate, funny, a servant, smart, open, honest, faithful, and so much more. we bond doing the stupid things in life, but you still love it. i pray that as you continue to grow that you be strengthen in God's word...that you continue to hold your purity high and with dignity...that you find love first in God...that you be a light shining bright in a dark world so that others will see the light of Him.
i love you...

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek

national adoption month

part of the adoption process is getting a home study completed and approved.  it is one of the scary things when you've never adopted...once you have, it's just a person who asks standard questions and writes the answers in a report.  it's about your life...and they also check out your house to make sure you have no fire arms (if you do, that you have them secure).  they also ensure there is proper living space for the child....and food.  really, i actually look forward to this part now, because everyone else thinks my house has to be spotless, so i always get a monster house cleaning party from my mom...and  that makes me happy.

anyway, to find out more about home studies, check out this site.  
if you decide at any point to get a foster care license, you have an annual review and approval that goes much the same.  so, remember, get your house cleaned for free once a year...ok, and make a difference in a child's life!!


Kel said...

They grow up so quickly - I often wonder where the time goes myself, one minute they are babies and the next...well I guess they are asking to go to the mall.

It's bitter sweet.

ASHLEY said...


Chris said...

You should be very proud. She sounds like a wonderful young lady.

Abby said...

I hear ya! Sometimes when my 16 year old son is talking to me I can't help but stare at him and imagine this 2 year old little sweetie with Shirly Temple ringlets smiling back at me. I bite my lip and hold back the sweet memory mommy grin (almost every time ;)

Carrie said...

Okay, Ryan really IS a teenager in that first pic!

Blessings on Miss Paige!

Tabitha Blue said...

Gorgeous daughter! (sound like she is inside too, precious!)

I can't even imagine the day my daughter asks to go to the mall! Eeeeck. :)

Greyscale Territory said...

Lovely, joyful tribute to your daughter! Hold on to that thought!

Joyce said...

You've got a sweet daughter there!
Happy Photostory Friday!

Hannah Grace said...

She has become a beautiful young lady in the short time I have known you and your family. You should be proud. I hope my children turn out like her. =]

Karen said...

What a sweet words to your daughter.

Rebekah said...

They grow while you're not looking. Gracie is 4 going on 16 *sigh*

Lindsay said...

Okay - so do you think if we ALL start saying life goes too SLOW, that it will slow down?? I'm not ready for my babies to grow up!!! But what lovely words your wrote about your daughter....and that she's a Christ follower - more than awesome.

CntryMomma said...

Gosh, she is BEAUTIFUL!! Wow.

Okay, I'm starting to think the Lord guided you to stop by my place so that I would, in turn, stop by your's. You are giving me a wealth of information.

And great HCJr tunes to boot! ;o)