We're leading a group of couples through Radical by David Platt on Friday nights. It hasn't been an easy book for most of them. Shoot....this is my third time reading it and it's still not easy. I'm convicted by something every time I go through it, but nothing more than this quote "orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names. They are easier to ignore before you see their faces. It is easier to pretend they’re not real before you hold them in your arms. But once you do, everything changes." Nothing has rocked me quite like that realization. It will be my life's mission to make sure that I never forget who they are.
I do have a couple beautiful little reminders though.......
and one more little cutie on the way
and my heart will break till they are all ORPHANED NO MORE......
We took the girls to see Pinkalicious The Musical today at our local theater. It was their first musical and they absolutely loved it. It was quite precious to see a couple hundred little girls all decked out in pink complete with tiaras and wands.....so sweet.
On Saturday we went to a fundraiser for Children's Hospital (can't say enough wonderful things about CH....we love them). The girls had their hair painted like ladybugs...so sweet. They loved the Shetland Ponies. The only thing was that Texas Roadhouse sponsored the food and it turns out that Mari is PETRIFIED of giant dancing Armadillos...should've known, right? After the Goofy incident at Hong Kong Disneyland. Remember when Goofy tapped her on the shoulder and she freaked out. All day long she kept telling us that "Pluto bit her". I spent the rest of the day shielding her from Mickey and Minnie and trying to explain that Pluto wasn't even there and Goofy didn't bite you. It was a tap....Well, it all came rushing back as I had to get out of the path of a giant yellow line dancing Armadillo. After that she was glued to either Rob or I. Izzy on the other hand wanted to go dance with him....typical of Izzy. Anyway, it was nice to be a part of helping to raise money for a great organization. We have been blessed beyond measure by Children's Hospital.
Anyone who knows Mari would agree that it was inevitable. She had already knocked one out in China. I really didn't think it would take a whole year of being home with us before she knocked her other front tooth out. There have been a gazillion near misses. Near misses for us too. In fact, she's almost taken a few of our teeth out with "leggie". "Leggie" can be a little dangerous. Like the time she did a cartwheel and "leggie" flew across the room and crashed into the wall just missing Izzy and I. Yep, that happens a lot around here. So, when she wiped out on Monday this Momma just picked her up, wiped up the blood and knew that tooth was a goner.
Marianna, I wouldn't have you any other way. The hairs on my head are turning gray but I wouldn't change a thing about you little one : )
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