This month marks 2 years since Norah came to live with us!
How life has changed in almost every way imaginable! Adding a child to your family certainly never makes life easier, just more blessed and full
When Norah came to live with us:
I was still working 3 days a week
Brett worked at the call center at Compassion
I was pregnant
Brett was in school full time
The girls went to daycare, regularly
I had no clue what the true journey of adopting a child and bringing them into your home really meant
It is sacrifice.
It is giving up ideas and impressions you had in your head of what you thought it would be like to be a parent
It is choosing to love, even if it doesn't always feel that easy
It is giving up the ideal of being in control and allowing God to the lead way
It is messy
It is fun
It is expensive
It is exhausting
It is completely different, yet exactly the same as having a biological child
It is humbling
It is realizing that you don't get invited over for as many dinners
Yet, it is the biggest blessing our family could have ever known. She is a blessing
Now here we are, 2 years later
3 children, all girls :O)
Brett works in the Accounting department at Compassion
Brett also graduated from college!!
I work out of the home 7 hours a week (1 day), which I am pretty certain puts me more in the category of stay at home mom. A title I thought I would never have, yet the Lord knew
I don't know if Norah even has a memory of daycare, and the word will be forever foreign to Sarah
You can see how truly blessed we are!
And now we are putting our house on the market..... like this week!
When we bought our town home it was perfect for what we thought the idea of our life would be, small family, no yard maintance (which can be difficult and expensive in dry colorado), gain a little equity in 5 years. Little did we know how the economy would crash and our family would explode! There has never been any possible way for us to sell our home until now. And we desperately need a Yard!
So here we go! Goodlin house for sale!
Oh and I have no idea how I might keep sane having to always having a clean home, get 3 toddlers and a cat out of the house to be ready for a showing? This is one of the many reasons we are praying it sells quickly!!! We have never sold a home before so if any of you have tips I am more than happy to hear them!