Friday, August 22, 2008

Grocery Shopping with a 4 year old....

Today is my last Friday grocery shopping with Naia for awhile. Kind of sad. I have really loved taking my kids with me to shop for our groceries. I love to teach them about the foods we eat, those that we don't eat, etc... Today while Naia and I were in the store, I wouldn't let her have brownies in a box, b/c I told her we didn't need junk food like that in the house. I should have let her have them! They would have gone well with all the cookies we bought today! I literally bought four different kinds of cookies for our house! She was so good today, which is not always the case. I know people always say not to grocery shop when you're hungry b/c you'll buy stuff that you don't need. I think the same goes for a preschooler! She was missing snack b/c of the shopping and the longer we were in there, the more snack foods she wanted and funny enough got!

After a dry week on the Dillon forum, we finally had some great news! Another referral! We haven't moved up the list in a while, but we're handling it okay for now! I had a funny thought about this summer today. Early in the summer I started praying for patience with my kids. Not that I'm a grouch all the time or anything, but I have my moments. So I started to pray specifically for patience when dealing with my babies.(who are 71/2 and 4) I think when I did that God included all of our children. Even our baby in Korea that we don't even know yet! It's definitely teaching more about patience in our children than anything else has! So I'm "patiently" waiting on God's timing concerning our new baby. I can't do anything else but that. There's nothing I can do to change His timing.


And not only this, but also we ourselves, having the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our body. Romans 8:23

4 comments:

Jennifer said...

dania- hey, thanks for the comment. dan & i do the same thing on procrastinating and cleaning! we are usually huffing and puffing from rushing and working so hard, so fast before we have company over. why do we do that to ourselves!? :)

i've been praying for lots of patience lately, too. i pray that things progress quickly and smoothly... in God's perfect time for you all! :)

Christine said...

You know, through this whole process, I'm learning that "patience is a virtue" and often find myself asking or praying for it as well. I sometimes don't succeed, but I'm at least a lot more aware of my need for it!

Schlabach Clan said...

I've been following your blog for awhile, and need to comment that God teaches all of us soooo very much through the adoption process. I am praying that you receive your referral soon!

Cris and Em said...

hi dania,
just wanted to say hi, and thanks for following and commenting on our blog! We are really thinking about you guys and hoping for a fast referral!