But, we have learned to make the best of the situation.
On this trip, we spent Saturday with my family and Sunday with dh's family. We shared with them our heart concerning the orphan, and how we have allowed the Lord to lead us on this journey to adopt. Both of our families were supportive, and that was a relief to me. You just never know how family will react to things!
I also was able to spend some one-on-one time with my step-mother. We each had the opportunity to share our hearts! I am truly thankful to the Lord that He allowed us this time together. We have been a blended family for 12 years now, but the bond has been slow to form. My heavenly Father knew just how much I needed this. He is beyond faithful! He is the giver of my heart's desires!
We had a blessed visit, indeed. I will leave you with some photos of our weekend...
stopped at a rest area for Lizzy to take care of her business
visiting with my step-mother
view of my parents' campsite at the lake
youngest son and a friend
dd with Lizzy
dh with Lizzy
enjoying God's wonderful creation
dd with my nieces, and Lizzy
dh watching Auburn football with his father.
They are both AU alumni!
Lizzy, meeting Cyrus. My, he's so big!