Monday, October 11, 2010

Blessings Everywhere!

Well, it's been a long time since I posted. I started my new school counseling position in August and I love it! One of the first blessings that I encountered was my new principal. She and her husband are in the process of adopting a special needs little boy from Ukraine and I felt an immediate bond with her! The little boy has a joint disorder and at this time can not walk. What a blessing that he will be coming to this family in a few months. If you would like to read their story you can go to; they are a wonderful family!
Julia is doing very well and is in first grade; she is performing at grade level in every subject. We are so proud of her! She has only been home for ten months; what a trooper! We take her back to Scottish Rite hospital here in Dallas on Friday. Her curved back has straightened quite a bit with the help of the brace. It will be interesting to see what the x-ray shows on Friday. The only side effects we notice of her back starting to move is that when she has to go potty, she needs to go right then! She can't hold it at all.
She and Lydia both are in our church's religious education program. Julia will have her First Communion at the end of her second grade year. Our diocese requires a two year process to receive First Communion and she is so excited about it.
I have noticed that as time marches on, Julia's recollection of times in China grow fuzzier and fuzzier. Details that she talked about when first in the United States have started to disappear. Overall I think she is happy, but she does have very up and down emotional days. Being with her at school during the day is another blessing that God has given me. Would you guys pray that she continues to open her heart to be giving and receiving of the love she deserves?
I pray every day that I will be a shining light for God's love to those around me. I know God shines his light through Lydia, Julia, and my husband; I hope I can do the same.