Sunday, February 05, 2012

It’s the small things.

Our adjustment hasn’t been a breeze exactly, but in the scheme of things there is so much to be thankful for.

I was thinking recently how many small victories I have seen in our daily lives.

Things like noticing that all the hair I lost after I had Asher is finally growing back, leaving me with little wispy bangs to remind me of the blessing of our second son.

Like dropping Aed off in the nursery (creche) three times in a row with no tears (read: screaming his head off). I am hesitant to say we’re out of the woods, but after weeks of wondering if he’d ever be able to go to nursery, preschool, stay with a babysitter, etc. I am certainly thankful for this turn.

Finally finding my camera! I had very naturally put it away and forgotten where I had put it. Hopefully we can get back on track with picture-taking.

Getting our room to a livable state. I am happy to say we’ve been sleeping in our own bed for a week! We had so many things to find places for and organize and it just took me forever to work up the courage to tackle it.

A successful trip to the grocery store with both of my boys by myself. Carseats, car rides, shopping carts, huge stores, and general confusion as I shop makes this a completely different experience. I have actually really enjoyed taking the boys with me, though. It’s quite a fun little outing at our grocery store. The people that work there are so NICE! It’s like they want my shopping experience to be a JOY, and my kids! They love my kids! It’s kind of amazing. I think we could be friends.

We officially have an appointment with the doctor for both boys after much waiting and paperwork.

Asher is crawling! It’s wiggly, gimpy, adorable, and involves lots of pivoting on his belly, but the boy can move.

Aed is happier more than not. One of the hardest things about moving was watching him try to cope. As of about a week and a half ago, our little man is finally showing his true colors again. He is precious and I am so thankful.

I have officially registered myself for a mini-marathon. I am very excited, and very nervous. As I progress in my training I am realizing this is going to be quite the time commitment! :) But, I am thankful for the opportunity and a clear goal to give me some motivation.

Ian has an interview! This isn’t so much a small thing, but it is a victory. This week! We would love for you to pray for him.

There are many things I could add to this list. God has been so good to us. I am learning so much (which has caught me by surprise more than once) in this transition and the Lord has given me very clear memories of ‘ebenezers’ during the past several years that have really taken away any anxiety I have about the future (most of the time, anyway :). I am so thankful for His faithfulness. For the depth of His love, and the meaning that it brings to life.

The next few posts will be pictures of some outings we took before we left Scotland. I’ve been meaning to put them together since long before we left, but after we moved I couldn’t bring myself to go through the pictures. It probably sounds dramatic, but it is hard to know that is no longer our home. But it’s the truth, so on we go. 


  1. Corrie, it's great to hear how you're doing. Having a successful trip to the grocery store with 2 kids is no small task! :-) Finding joy in the little changes helps you to cope with the big changes - keep on, sister. Praying for Ian this morning!!