Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Tough Times, But Kids Make Things Better

It has been a tough past month and a half for us here with Hank's job being eliminated but still employed as they are accommodating him as much as possible. Reality set in but we remain positive that everything will work out in a positive way as it always has for us over the past 7 years of marriage.
Life really has thrown us so many curve balls with the Tricia's cancer six years ago, the roller coaster ride of adoption and now the job front. It is really a challenge to remain up-beat all the time but our little girl just makes all those bad things go away.
She is just a joy to see every morning when she wakes up and when she is picked up from school. That smile and shriek of happiness when she sees us. She really makes things better. At the end of the day it is really about one thing and that is our daughter and the "reason" that she was matched with us. Everyday we look back and reflect just how lucky we are the God blessed us with her and what she has done for us.
So as we move forward, Sophie is doing very well with her language, growth and just being a three year old girl. Winter can not end soon enough! Last weekend was the first beautiful and half-way warm one in 3 or so months and it was great to get out and just enjoy! We look forward to Spring and getting her garden planted and spending time as a family doing fun things and enjoying each other.
We have enrolled her in swimming classes and some ballet/tap classes so that will be fun to do!
Honestly, all the hardships of life can be made "all better" by the hugs, kisses and love that you children provide. We....are so lucky.

Getting her hair done with Mommy last weekend.

4 comments:

Thomas and Cathy said...

Emma and I prayed for you all last night. We know you will leave it all in his hands.

Stevens Family said...

So sorry to hear about Hank's job. I hope he can find another position with the company; I know he loves it there.

We've been struggling with single income life for a little over a year now and this move to a lower income area and my promotion are true blessings. Corey will be re-training in a new field in hopes that the economy will turn by the time he's graduated. It's just so tough out there. I'm in the middle of a 13 week financial course to try and figure out how we can sustain this; it's tough! Praying Hank finds another permanent position soon!

Eric, Joelle and Alex Jantzen said...

Sorry to hear this news. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers.

J and J said...

We will be praying for all of you. Hugs to all of you! I hear you about their smiles, they seem to make everything go away! So glad Sophie is your little angel helping you get through this:)