Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Don’t Forget To Dance....
I got home to find an email that said we should have our state approval for our adoption in the next week, so now it is time for the I800A to be sent in - quickly. One more step closer to our children!
It is late now and there are 4 children sitting in “time outs” at least till tomorrow...O.K. I WILL let them up before that...BUT only long enough to go to bed!!! Three other children are in the red warning area’s of time out, or straight to bed if they push it. It is hard when we have to go to town because the children miss their naps, and boy is it showing. And one of the worse acting out children is Aiden, our little sensory guy....he is pretty much “over the top”. His jammies are bothering him; his brother took “his” book (not); a sister is looking at him; and on it goes. Every few seconds he is in trouble or screaming or crying and fussing. And for him each thing is a completely “earth shattering” emotionally roller coaster of issues. I am hoping to schedule an appointment with an occupational therapist (who is familiar with sensory integration) in the next few days.
So, I posted the above picture because sometimes I need to remember to stop and dance, or stop and hug. I laid on the couch with the kitchen a horrible after dinner mess and held one of my milder boys, because it is so easy for him to just be good, and not get “me” as much. I tickled him and petted him and stroked around his beautiful Asian eyes and just loved on him. Chaos was happening around us, but we still stole our little moment and I’m glad that I did.
Today was busy, but it teaches me to still find time to nurture and love on those precious ones. And now, I am going to take some little loves up stairs and pray our blessing over them and sleep...not quickly because today will become tomorrow, and yesterday will soon be a precious memory of living and loving busily, but thankfully.