Many of you may remember that one year ago today (Aug 21), my grammie passed away. This was a hard time for my family (and, occasionally, still is) However, we have many reminders of her all around us, through testimonies of people who knew her, to pictures she painted, recipes she made, or even things as simple as a colander. We constantly rejoice, thinking about her riding around on the streets of heaven enjoying life truly to the full, but at the same time we miss her.
all of us really miss her is because several of us grandchildren now
have children of our own. We lament that those from the past did not get
to meet those of the future. Specifically for Casey and I, we wish she
could have met Dante and seen what adventures we have been on with him.
Which, in just a month (Sept 21), we will have our court date! We are
hoping that this will be the only court hearing before finalization, but
we are not holding our breath on that.
We have continued to try
to learn how to just be a family. As a family, we decided to try to
start doing more together, so we got a YMCA membership. Dante seems to
love being around all the other little kids, while Casey and I can do a
little stress relief. And, in terms of stress relief, we have adopted a
little kitten. We've named her Darcy, and she is definitely a lot of fun
to watch as she tries to soften up Edgar. (Casey says it's like her
trying to soften me up.) We still haven't figured out what's going to be
in the big picture for our future, but we definitely appreciate your
prayers for it.
In terms of prayers, we do have one aside
from the adoption and relearning being a family. Casey's
step-grandmother, Rose, has been given only a few more months to live.
Please be praying for the family. The weekend we go up for the court
hearing, we will be spending time with them.