🎶 “Not everybody leaves well enough alone Stays out of business that ain't their own But all my favorite people do” 🎶 I will never regret taking him to experience things—places, people, art. Tonight I got to teach him the art of remembering what the artist had played and still had left to play in order to figure out the encore. I get to show him a love for live music. I got to experience the thrill of rushing back to the hotel for milk and cookies with him—by 11:00 when they put it all away. Experiences make the world go ‘round. What can you experience with your child?
We had the best day today. Celebrated one of our favorite boys, talked church and adoption, ran into one of our favorite couples, and ate lots of good food. • The longer we walk this adoption journey, the more I learn. I know that’s part of God’s plan for us in this season, but it’s worth talking about. A week or so ago, one of my devotionals had Isaiah 30:21 in it, “Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, ‘This is the way; walk in it.’” Goodness, that felt like such a balm to my soul. We have walked out each path as it has been presented to us—adoption agencies, consultant groups, foster care—and every time we felt God say stop, we stopped. It doesn’t make it any easier, though; there is still a sense of wondering if we are doing the right thing. As long as we hear that voice, His voice, guiding us, though, we are on the right path. Once again, He is asking us to wait. Wait on Him. Wait and see. So we will wait. We will keep following the Voice that guides our steps. #adoption #TGMadopts
Sick days with Type One look much different than without. The body being out of whack causes all sorts of things to happen with blood sugar that aren’t what you normally see. Typically, I can tell whether what we are fighting is infection or viral based on what it does to blood glucose levels, but sometimes, as Type One is wont to do, it plays dirty—even the sick days don’t always make sense! So today, I’m particularly thankful for @dexcom and a job that always puts family first so I can be here and hands on. #dexcomwarrior #BTHOtypeone
Y’all know sports get me all kinds of emotional. Now imagine it’s real. It’s people I know. It’s people I am invested in and love. Don’t ask me if I cried watching the end of Saturday’s game set to Celine Dion. Don’t ask me if I cried watching a random FRIENDS remix of Old Town Road. Don’t ask me if I have just randomly cried throughout the day thinking about it. (The answer is yes—to all.) Little boys’ dreams coming true. Small town kids in the spot light. Hard work coming to fruition. The big dance. The natty. The ship.
🎶 “Don't always tell her everything you're thinkin' And dance her when she needs dancin'” 🎶 Last Friday was hair day, and this handsome husband of mine asked me on a date. It was the last Friday before baseball season kicked off, and we reasoned it would be a while before we got a chance again. Away we went. Then, today, eight days later, we had another shot—our plans for today were canceled and the boy had been invited to a friend’s house. We will never regret investing in our marriage and taking time away together. Talking, planning, and being intentional are vital. If you haven’t gotten away lately, make a plan! Pick a date. Go. Just go.
Fridays are for introductions and Car Line Confessions 🚗🚗 around here. I’m Jolie. My husband and I have one son and are waiting to adopt. We have a yard full of cats (the working kind, not the pet kind), a Sulcata tortoise, and two donkeys. I enjoy giving gifts, turning the music up too loud, an open sunroof, and sparkling water. • Just for fun, I’ve got a few unpopular opinions, too. Red Starbursts are better than pink. ❤️ Avocado is not tasty. 🥑 Pinterest is the death of original thought. 🤯 What are your unpopular opinions?