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Over the past few months, it seems like we’ve had our fair share of “milestone moments” here in our family. Man, if I stop to really think about all this, it makes me want to sit and cry!
Not only did my “baby” start school this year (thank goodness we homeschool because I could NOT bear to send this precious little guy off to school!), but he also played soccer for the first time. He lost his first two teeth. Among other things, he’s enjoying learning to read. In a few weeks, we’ll celebrate the 6th anniversary of Ian’s Adoption Day. Wow – where does the time go?
Speaking of time . . .
This past Sunday was the 11th anniversary of Gracie’s Adoption Day! I remember laying eyes on her for the very first time – she was SO tiny! Now, here we are, 11 years later, and she’s becoming a young lady. Not only is she growing and changing, but she’s doing seventh grade work (successfully) and, in addition to taking both piano and violin lessons, she also secured a spot playing first violin in the Central PA Homeschool Orchestra. I don’t mean to be one of those bragging parents, but I am proud of her! Just a few years ago, she was so shy that we couldn’t get her to talk to people (even people she knew!)
And as for Ashley, well I almost can’t believe all the milestones we’re experiencing with this girl! I’m trying to adjust to the fact that she’s a senior and preparing to graduate. She’s such a great young adult – I really enjoy spending time with her and she’s so helpful around the house! She’s been doing a lot of traveling on her own these days. And last week, we got her senior pictures taken (hard to believe). Yesterday, she got her drivers license (man, that was a long time coming and a testimony to our very busy lives!) In just a few short weeks, we’ll be celebrating her 18th birthday. The only thing she asked for was that she and I could go and spend a night in Lancaster at a certain hotel, eat a nice supper somewhere, and shop the outlets – so that’s the plan!
Treasure every moment with your kids!
Trust me, they grow up WAY too fast!
That’s my advice to my youngest brother and his wife. They just recently experienced a major milestone in their lives as well — they returned home from Korea with their first child, and they’re now a family of 3! Adoption has kinda come full-circle in our family now; and I’m so proud!