So I have been really trying to focus on my heart and not letting my circumstances affect my joy. I think I have done pretty well considering that this is something that is very hard for me. It is true I am a perfectionist. I love having everything in it's spot, clean, and organized. he he he he- yeah even with 8 kids.
Sunday we spent more than 2 hours searching for documents in the storage area- 30 X 10 with all our stuff jammed in. YIKES!!! Our kiddos were in the van (right outside our unit so we could hear them and see them of course) that was running with a movie on .....and then another movie.....and they did AMAZING!!!!! Snacks of course were included as well as a trip to McDonald's afterward. I LOVE the fact that our kids do so well when we are trying to get something important done. Seriously I have the best kids in the world!!!!!!
Then today we spent THE DAY getting everything photocopied, and corrected, and stapled, and marked etc. to send to the I R S. PRAYING that everything goes well. PRAYING!!!!!!!
I said today on facebook that it seriously feels like we are doing another adoption. Gathering all the documents needed is a familiar feeling to anyone who has done an adoption. Although there is a child waiting for you instead.
Praying your adoption taxes are going better :)
Finding JOY in everyday disaster: Like the fact that Joanna was doing some serious belly laughing today. The fact that we got our stuff overnighted to the I R S. The fact that it is Easter week and we get to spend the weekend with family. The fact that our kiddos are so very well behaved on the whole. The fact that we are all healthy. SOO MANY things to thank God for today!!! Going to keep reminding myself of that!
***Praying for Jason as he starts the job search. There are 2 jobs specifically he is applying for right now- both have great potential and both are things he would enjoy doing :) PRAYING...for God to open the door that needs to be opened.