Just A Normal Day

photo credit: Phil Hamer
photo credit: Phil Hamer

Russ got home Tuesday night, went to work all day Wednesday, and was asleep by 7:30 last night. He had a great trip, with two wells drilled and lots of progress made on the water projects. Even with my crazy medical stuff, the kids and I weathered his trip very well.

This feels like the first “normal” day in awhile, so I’ll catch you up on a few things.

I talked with Dimples’ therapist today and we are planning her next home visit. This trip with be longer, Friday through Tuesday, and she will not be accompanied by a staff member. We need longer visits that are more like normal life in order to begin figuring out the challenges that need to be addressed before she moves home. We want to give her as much support as possible, while also helping her integrate into family life.

During this visit we’ll have a meeting at the local middle school in preparation for next fall. She’s a little nervous about school, but her time at the local middle school in Montana is going very well. I expect that she will do very well in school next year.

In other thoughts of the day, my friend, Heidi, is a photographer who travels all around the world. She is currently in Ethiopia with her Ethiopian son who has gotten to visit his birthfamily and travel in the region of his birth. Like Eby and Little Man, he is from Soddo. I love following her journey and learning more about my childrens’ culture. It’s also wonderful to share the photos with them so they can see more of their homeland.

If you have children from Ethiopia, be sure to take a moment to check out, Till We Have Places. Even if you don’t, I know you’ll enjoy a detour through Ethiopia.

I hope your Thursday is fabulous, friends.

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. Elizabeth
    April 24, 2014

    I'm glad you have your hubby back! Prep for Dimples coming home by herself could be nerve wracking. When Jesus brings to it mind, I'll lift that up do the Father.

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    1. Lisa Qualls
      April 24, 2014

      Thank you, Elizabeth.

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  2. DFNY
    April 25, 2014

    So happy that Russ is home. May his loving arms bring you much comfort. Praying that your health improves and that Dimples visit is everything you hope for and more. Blessings to you.

    Damaris

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    1. Lisa Qualls
      April 25, 2014

      Thank you, Damaris. It is such a blessing to have Russ home and to hear about his trip to Kenya. When I think of the work he is doing there, it makes it all worth it.

      Reply
  3. Heidi Mehltretter Lanni
    April 25, 2014

    Thank you, Lisa, for talking about my blog, it's been such an amazing trip. We got to celebrate Easter in Ethiopia, which I'm eager to blog about as soon as I have time – it will be a long post! Thinking of you so much.

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    1. Lisa Qualls
      April 25, 2014

      I'm watching your blog for posts, Heidi. It's the perfect homeschool website for our family! Thanks for your thoughts and prayers.

      Reply
  4. Mary Andrews
    May 3, 2014

    I really enjoyed her posts. She is right about celebrating Easter. I do not know if I could work through all the fasting. We are all very spoiled. Mom

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