My sister and brother-in-law came down for the weekend so we decided to go out and hike to Brandywine falls. I've posted some pictures below. The beautiful scenery and the dogs bounding back and forth was a good reminder to enjoy every season of the year - and in life. We can easily get caught up with wanting the next step - whether it's wanting to be a teen, be out of college and have a job, desiring children, or desiring those children to be out of diapers.
Instead of enjoying where God has put me right now I can easily get trapped into thinking "if I only were/had _________". Amanda and I have been privileged to do things, go places, and be a part of ministries that we wouldn't have been able to do had we had kids earlier. We're thankful for those times and wouldn't want to trade them for anything. Spring will come eventually, but once it does we don't want to have wished we enjoyed winter more.
|Below the falls|
|Above the falls|
By the way, thanks for the book recommendations - several of them are all ready to be picked up at our library. We expect that this week will be busy with meeting our social worker and fam coordinator to start the dossier process.