Thursday, September 24, 2009

We're all in this together...

I've been a little busier than normal this past week. I know you were wondering. Instead of running around in 847 different directions, I've been running around in 1,290 ones.

This week was the official start of RockSalt for our kids. It replaces Awana at our church. Good stuff.

This week was the kickoff of Women's Discipleship. I'll be studying the book of John. I'm so excited for this time. Good stuff.

We had football practice, choir practice, I met with a mentor, and tonight is Back To School Night. All good stuff.

And along with all these "usuals", I had the honor and privilege to show this lovey lady around town and teach her the lay of the land.

Isn't she a beauty? Meet my hubby's cousin...well, more like a sister really. Tia, as I will refer to her since that's what my kiddos call her, has come to live with us for a little while. She moved up here to go to school, find work, and establish residency before attending the more expensive if you live out of state bigger university near by.

Since we don't have any extra rooms in our house, Emma graciously gave up hers. I'm not exaggerating when I say she was thrilled to let Tia have her room to live in for a time. She's as happy as a clam in the bottom bunk of the boy's room, and the only issue we're having is that those pesky StarWars guys keep leaving their lightsabers laying around Barbie's house. It's best just to get used to it, dears.

The fact that Tia is as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside, is giving, sweet, a wonderful helper and great with the kids, just makes her a joy to be around.


Bonus: She comes bringing a plethora of girly, teeny, musical movies. Oh yeah. I've got a built in "Girl's Night In" when.ever.I.want!!! We're talking someone who, instead of rolling their eyes when asked if they would like to watch High School Musical, Pride & Prejudice, Seven Brides For Seven Brothers, Hannah Montana, Legally Blond, Anne of Green Gables, or Gone With The Wind for the hundredth time, will gleefully answer "YES!" and even join in when I jump up off the couch to pop it, lock it, polka dot it...

So we're pleased as punch to have her living here! We're praying she continues to feel God's peace about her move, praying for guidance, a job, His will to be revealed and for a close group of godly friends who will encourage her, spur her on, and support her.

We also pray that our crazy family won't drive her crazy...that she'll always be able to find her shoes after Linc's has traipsed them all over kingdom come, that her pillow will always be free of little people snot and slobber, that she will never discover the mice have been playing in her makeup (and by mice, I mean Emma...or Lincoln.), that she will never be walked in on taking a shower or changing her clothes, and that most of all that she will always know how much we love her and value her...even when we're all running around in our 1,290 different directions.

Because family is just...good stuff.

ALL of them.



16 comments:

Mighty M said...

Gorgeous girl! Sounds like a great fit for ALL of you!! ;-)

Carpool Queen said...

How special to have someone to talk "girl" with!

And I love that you're studying John - one of my favorite books. "My sheep hear my voice..." one of my fave verses....

harmonysong said...

Sounds like a busy household, but a FUN one!! :)

Jenny said...

How wonderful to open your home to her!

I can't wait to meet this wonderful lady.

Connie said...

I thought I heard her say her name was Danielle. Am I totally remembering that completely wrong and placing a random name to a sweet beautiful girl?

Amanda P said...

Mmmmm..how sweet! I hope that your time together is sweet and I'm not going to say that I'm totally absolutely jealous about having a girl in the house to watch musicals with, my husband might miss me though.

Amber said...

WOW!!! That is awesome. She is beautiful. How fun to have extra hands around the house and to spend special girl time with. I bet Emma is in hog-heaven!!!

Um...and have you checked your paper chain lately....we're down to days, dahling. DAYS!!! squeal!!

Family of 5 said...

How fun to have another lady in the house to join in those girly movies...! WE as in us girls need those times to watch those movies...to just be well girls! ha! I have loved meeting Danielle again! So sweet! And look forward to getting to know her better!

Gretchen said...

Sounds like a match made in heaven. So glad for you. Bet you and your hubs get a date now and then, too. :)

whimzie said...

Sounds like a fun new adventure for the RainDancing Family! I hope you all have a great time together.

Erin said...

I think I need a "Tia" to come live with me, too! Sounds so fun! I'm sure you guys are all going to have a wonderful year!

Wendy said...

What a nice post - she is SO pretty, as all have noticed. Is she attending Salem Heights. Have fun with her - so fun to have youth around that isn't under 5 feet tall.

Brandi said...

That is such a sweet post - I know she will feel so welcomed and loved while she stays with you! :)

Basking in the Son said...

Wow, what a great addition to your household! Is she willing to baby-sit as well? And how is Tia Gina doing with an empty nest?

harmonysong said...

I have an award for you on my blog! :)

Holly said...

What a gorgeous young woman! She sounds like a great addition to your family! :)