8.08.2007

Focus, Chrissie

My head is like a ferris wheel. My thoughts are spinning, spinning. Slow down, think, one step at a time, make a list. This is what I keep telling myself. Breathe. Don't think about tomorrow or the next 20 years. What do I need to do right now? Brush my teeth. Ok. Wait, what was I about to do? Oh yah, brush my teeth. Ok.

Is this what it is like when one is about to embark on a HUGE life change? Like having two foster children? We are beginning the process of bringing the girls to live with us. I am thrilled, nervous, anxious, overwhelmed, and exhausted. Matt is feeling the same.

Legal ins and outs, preschool, fixing up the bedroom, not to mention parenting. And when? And how? I just don't know anything right now. I just need to wait. In the mean time, I will try to brush my teeth.

8 comments:

Sarah Markley said...

Chrissie, I am so excited for you! Love you and I can't wait to witness your journey.

Shannon said...

Relax my friend, God has everything under his control. It will happen like it is supposed to happen. Take a deep breath and enjoy this process! What a blessing and it is exciting! Those little girls have no idea how good their life is going to be - praise God!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love you and am praying for you and Matt and twinkies :} Phil 4:13

katie said...

Everything is possible for him who believes. Mark 9:23 Love you Chrissie!

Cathi Hamen said...

You are going to be great! Not only are you and Matt strong in your faith and have soo much love in your hearts to give, but you are a twin so you ca nget and understand them almost fully from the start! How perfect!!!
Plus you have so many amazing friends to support you!
We love you both and are praying for you!
God is GREAT, faithful & true!

Robin said...

How exciting! God is working it all out. He's been doing that thus far and will continue to help you get through the rest.

Bethany said...

When I was a new mom, I never could seem to get my teeth brushed either. What am I saying? I haven't brushed them yet today...gotta go:)
Prayers and congrats.

Lisa Leonard said...

such and exciting adventure! I am so glad to be part of it!!!

Anonymous said...

Cute blog Chrissie! Welcome to parenthood...I feel like I've been on a ferris wheel for 4 years now. So much fun & joy as well as exhaustion & fear. God is so faithful all the time, but I sure feel His presence nearer every day as I see my own weakness & His greatness in working all things out in a way more amazing that I could have imagined. You & Matt will love the girls more than you know & they will be so blessed to have you in their lives. And, I have yet to brush my teeth today also...oh, what a ride! :) We love you. Julie Culling