Finding My Routine

I didn’t mean to take such a long break from my blog, it just happened, and all in all, it’s been good. A friend of mine once said that, while she liked to write, blogging was a treadmill she didn’t want to get on. There are days when keeping the content coming does feel like a treadmill, but most of all, blogging is the best therapy I could have. You all make my life richer and better – sometimes you challenge me, and I like that too, even when it stings.

Russ and I got away for a truly wonderful break to celebrate our anniversary. We took our computers,  books to read,and writing materials. In the end, our computers never emerged from our bags, and the only books we read were novels. We walked a lot, held hands, talked for hours, and spent lots of time deeply connecting (I would say more, but my kids read my blog). It was so good to relax together and worth all of the effort it took to make it happen.

Isaiah took this photo of Little Man last night. There are some great perks to being one of the little kids in a large family – like having older siblings who record music.

Last night Russ drove to Montana for a visit with Dimples. I planned to go as well, but child care for Eby and Little Man fell through at the last minute and overall, it wasn’t a good time for me to leave. Russ is attending workshops for parents today and the end of the school year celebration for Dimples tomorrow. We have a family therapy session this afternoon and I will skype in.

I’m ready for some routine in my life again…maybe tomorrow.

Have a wonderful day, friends. Thanks for reading and sharing my life. If you missed last week’s posts (since a certain someone didn’t post them on FB for me), you might want to take a look, especially at the guest post.

Lisa

 

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Let me introduce myself. Russ and I are the parents of twelve children by birth and adoption, and sometimes more through foster care. I'm the creator of One Thankful Mom which has been as much of a gift to me as to my readers. In 2011 I became a TBRI® Pracitioner* and have lived and breathed connected parenting ever since. I'm deeply honored to be the co-author, together with the late Dr. Karyn Purvis, of The Connected Parent; it is her final written work. I love speaking at events for adoptive and foster parents. I'm also the co-founder of The Adoption Connection, a podcast and resource site for adoptive moms. I mentor and encourage adoptive moms so you can find courage and hope in your journeys of loving your children well.

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  1. Katie Szotkiewicz Patel
    June 20, 2013

    missed hearing from you but so glad you got some refreshment!

    Reply
  2. One Thankful Mom - Lisa Qualls
    June 20, 2013

    Thanks, Katie Szotkiewicz Patel, it is amazing what time away can do for restoring us.

    Reply
  3. Afton Frazier
    June 20, 2013

    So glad you were able to do that!!

    Reply
  4. Emily
    June 20, 2013

    You make me laugh. So glad you guys had a good time. Love the pic. Love you!

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    1. Lisa Qualls
      June 20, 2013

      You make me laugh too, Emily, and laughter is good medicine.

      Reply
  5. Margaret
    June 20, 2013

    Lisa,
    Welcome back! thank you for sharing…it is so great to hear that you took time with Russ…good for you and encourages me to make sure to do the same.

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    1. Lisa Qualls
      June 20, 2013

      Margaret, it was worth every bit of planning – we loved being together.

      Reply
  6. Patricia Portinga
    June 20, 2013

    So glad you are back

    Reply

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