Saturday, January 30, 2010

Sleep Over....=)

Last night Christian, Cullen, and CLARA spent the night with Meemaw and Pawpaw. This was the first night Clay and I have had alone in over a year and a half. I am so excited for Clara and Meemaw and Pawpaw. It is like a little light switch went on and Clara was ready to stay with them. To be honest, I think she wanted to stay longer. They had a great time. She went to bed last night at 10:30 easily but wanted to be up with every one else. They played games. Clara took a nap with Pawpaw in his chair today. This girl LOVES her Pawpaw. My dad has a shaved head and she just LOVES rubbing Pawpaw's head! She even rubs her sleep cap at night and says "Pawpaw's head". She loves him to pieces. It is so wonderful to watch them together. The boys have always been Meemaw's boys so it is neat to see Pawpaw get a piece of the action too.

Since Clay and I had the evening together ALONE we went to dinner together. We then met Matt and Candy at the movies and watched two movies. We watched Edge of Darkness and Lovely Bones. I liked Edge of Darkness besides the bad language and violence. Lovely Bones was.......well lets just say it wasn't good but it wasn't bad. It is definitely a renter. I was expecting so much more. Disappointing really. Beyond that we had a great evening being togehter. It was a very nice evening! Now that Clara is comfortable leaving us and spending quality time with Meemaw and Pawpaw I hope to enjoy an evening out with my wonderful hubby more often!!! =)

I will ask for prayer for a very young lady of 19 who has had a little girl. She is living in a homeless shelter and is just not stepping up to the plate for her daughter. We found out today that the baby was admitted into the hospital with a fever and congestion. Please pray for her health and pray for her mother's maturity in Christ. She says she loves her daughter but love is so much more than words. Loves is an action. Loves is something you see and not just a word you hear. My heart aches for both of them. The mom has grown up in the foster care system and from what I have seen she just does not know what a "family" is. She relies on everyone around her to take care of her and her baby. She calls people she has known for a month or so family. I feel so sorry that she was cheated by not having an appropriate Christian family to grow up in and now is doing the same thing with her daughter. They are constantly in my thoughts and heart. I want them to know "family" so badly and prosper the way God wants for them. How do you teach someone that love is an action. God showed us His love by teaching us His ways and for sacrificing himself on the cross for our sins! He did not just hug us and "say" He loved us. He showed us on a daily basis .....second to second! Again, please pray for them!

1 comment:

Life with the Akin Clan said...

How exciting for you and Clay! And for Clara! I cannot believe how big she is getting! I miss seeing you!

I will be praying for this family. I have been reading all morning about adoption, fostering, etc. Trying to see if God is headed that way or if my heart is just saddened over what is happening in Haiti. Reading the testimonies is so amazing. I again am humbled with the incredibly way your family has extended to include all of Clara's family. What an incredible gift!!