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The light at the end of the tunnel

Today marks a very very special day in my heart. In fact, it's probably one of the most unique days in my entire life.  Two years ago today, I met my son Eli and said yes to Jesus in pursuit of the adoption.

May 16, 2012.  The day was breathtaking, unforgettable and one of the best I've ever had.  The first hug. The first look in his eyes. The first laugh together. The first time to play soccer. The first discussion we ever had--both not having any idea what the other was saying. :) The first time I looked at him and said, "YOU, Elijah, are my son."

What an outrageous life transformation we have endured together.





Today also marks the light at the end of the tunnel.  Three weeks from today is the last day of school for the 2013-2014 school year.   An ENTIRE SCHOOL YEAR has passed. Woah.  Part of me feels like it's flown by and the other part of me feels like it has taken forever.

I remember reading this blog last year about how moms are the most incredibly school moms in August, September, October, November, but as January continues to April, exhaustion kicks in.  The perfectly put together backpack with the signed behavior log and the most nutritional snack ever becomes a half-zipped bag with a crumpled behavior log and some rice crispy treats.  I totally get that now. I got all the way to Eli's school the other day and he was about to jump out of the car when he said, "Uh Oh." Of course my heart started pounding just a little harder.  I looked back quickly and said "WHAT WHAT??" He said, "Mommy...I forgot my shoes." Oh man. HOW did he get dressed, have breakfast, brush his teeth, get in the car, and drive all the way to school and I didn't even realize he didn't have shoes on. Wow. It's definitely May. Exhaustion has kicked in, and my mind is just a bit fuzzy. :)

As summer approaches, dreams of rest, relaxation, swimming, traveling, and reading are in reach. Jesus is just so amazing too. He knows me so much more than I do.  He has blessed us with several amazing opportunities this summer and all without any of my own attempts.  I am such a humble and blessed daughter of the King.

3 more weeks....

The countdown begins! :)

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