Sometimes it drives Rock and Tank crazy to be "lumped" together all the time, but I can't help that they both decided to come all at once. They are miracles in our lives. I'm sure they wonder as we work through the day to day chores and homework battles, but their births and lives are miraculous none the less. It is an honor to be their mother and to love them. I am truly blessed.
On a side note: this point in our lives is when I started working within the scrapbooking industry. Our lives were lived in the pages of magazines and scrapbooking sites. It was strange to have people stop me in the streets and ask about one of the children. I even autographed things other than my children's school forms and bills, something I was never very comfortable with. However it did open my world to blogging, which if you followed my first blog all those years ago was primarily about scrapbooking. I never would have imagined that blogging would be such a big part of my life all these years later.
I have some wonderful friendships as a result of this time in my life. I am so thankful for their influence and love. Some are still industry leaders shaping the way we look at scrapbooking, most of us no longer work within the scrapbooking industry. Not surprising that many are amazing professional photographers.
As we have moved along separate paths I find myself smiling when I learn of a new accomplishment, tear up over the sorrows, I wonder how a year can go by and I haven't spoken with someone only to find a small message bring back a camaraderie that fills my heart with love.
Scrapbooking has certainly been a journey I never intended to take, but so glad that I did. The same can be said for adoption and children in general, thankfully our merciful Father in Heaven has a better plan for me than I have concocted for myself. His is far superior! Looking at these smiling faces, almost everyone Fred was getting tired, gives me such assurance that the Lord is mindful of who we are as individuals and is shaping our lives we have yet to understand.