Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Life is so unfair...

Life is so incredibly unfair sometimes... I know a mother who lost her baby less than 48 hours after giving birth. The baby didn't die, but rather, got stripped from it's mother's life. Yes, she has made more than a few mistakes. Yes, it was obvious that she is not very well educated. BUT, she had a place to live, and a way to provide for her baby. I have no idea how in the world our government thinks it has the right to judge her to the point of not even giving her a chance to try and raise her baby. And then to top things off, I and two other completely capable parental prospects went to the hospital with the purpose of giving this mother (who is a distant family member) the choice of giving one of us custody of her baby (which is what she wanted to happen, given the circumstances), and while the three of us were sitting in the room with her the case worker went and had a judge sign the baby over into temporary emergency placement with the state. Which means that the baby is now in foster care. It was AGAINST THE LAW for her to do that. If a capable family member is wanting and willing to take custody of the baby, it is AGAINST THE LAW for the case worker to deny us. I am so frustrated right now. I fully intend to write congress about this. And while I don't have very much faith (dfcs has already proven how unfair they are, and how they don't follow rules (or rather LAWS)), I'm making a trip to their office sometime tomorrow to try and figure something out. I would greatly appreciate for everyone to join me in prayer over this. I want God's will in my life over any of my own wants and desires, and while I can never know how He will make things happen, at this time I feel like he is leading me to find placement for this baby girl within our family. I'll be sure to update soon.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

I miss having time to blog!

This might be the very first time since I started this blog that I can say that I miss writing on it. I truly do. This is kind of like my self therapy. I get to write down all of the awesomely blessed things in my life, and put a witty twist on the few and far between crappy things. I wish I could make myself sit down every other day and type for an hour. BUT with laundry ALWAYS piling up (especially because Kyson demands to feed himself, and Kade thinks it's  her job to poo in her bouncy every morning, while still in a sposie, which means poo goes everywhere! glad we splurged on a good one, b/c that thing has been washed a dozen times if one), nursing Kade, and battling Kyson pretty much all day, I feel guilty when I sit down. Tonight is one of those rare nights when everything just magically falls into place. Babies were in bed at 8:30 and 9:30, Josh got home on time, and I paid Promise to come straighten my house up (   :)   ).

I am SUPER looking forward to shopping at CVS tomorrow morning... they have a LOT of good deals that we really need this week. I hoping to come out making about $2! But that will only happen if they have everything in stock when I get there! Which, if I can drag myself up out of bed on the one day that my awesome hubby lets me sleep in, will be when the doors open at 7:30... we will see, I really am going to try my best.

Life is speeding by. Kyson was 21months today, and Kade is 4 months 2 weeks 2 days :) I count my blessings every single day when it comes to those two kiddos of mine. I don't think anything in this world could even come close to making me as happy as those two make me!

Kyson David is a handful... to say the VERY least. He likes getting his way.

Kaedrianna Danielle is an angel. Ask anyone. Best baby ever award.

Josh is becoming a manager at Mickey D's... not what either one of us was hoping for, but at least he's moving forward. Hoping on becoming a salary manager before too long (we have to at least reach this point before we could possibly swing buying our first home). Praying for God's will over anything else, but praying hard for our first home to come sooner rather than later!!!

Camping this year was awesome! rain included, we made a ton of memories and had lots of fun... Josh and I came in 3rd in the three legged race :)

I've taken lots of pics that will be up soon!

Friday, July 15, 2011

I love this. It's how I live everyday.

"Motherhood is not a hobby, it is a calling. You do not collect children because you find them cuter than stamps. It is not something to do if you can squeeze the time in. It is what God gave you time for."

From the article:

Motherhood Is a Calling (And Where Your Children Rank) by Rachel Jankovic