August 17, 2011
together at last
What's it like, adopting a toddler? Whew. Overwhelming. There are so many emotions. It takes everything I've got to fill the love tanks of all four of them. All four of them are feeling unsettled, and me too, really, and every single minute I am thinking, "Ooh, I have a spare arm for that one," or "Babe, hand me that one and I'll read him a story while she is pushing that car on the carpet."
I am completely worn out, and scared, too, if I let myself think more than 5 minutes into the future. Psalm 121 is my lifeline. G0D'S faithfulness is my hope. Her S-W-E-E-T smile and girly giggles are my salve. The boys kissing on her brown, flexible legs as they dangle from the carrier are my joy. Daniel's rock-steadiness is my home base. We're going to make it, together, as a family. We are the Rupps. Finally.
at 4:37 PM