Saturday, April 23, 2011

Trash Talking

I am a giddy Korean girl at the moment. That which I was not born with, but covet is now resting on my head. Do you know what I might be referring to?

That's right, it is the epic battle of wanting what I do not have and kicking my opponent in the face!!!! The curling iron owned my straight hair today. I could have sworn that I heard it trash talking as it was heating up! Do you see those curls??? They are fantastic if I don't say so myself. Though, it will be even better when my hair is longer and it doesn't simply highlight my round face.

Speaking of round faces....

One of my favorite nights in a month are the dinners that I attend with other adult Korean adoptees. They are fascinating and so much fun. The last dinner most of the topic matter had to do with hair and our "fat" faces as quoted by many of the others in attendance. How does one prevent "fat" face? How does one apply makeup to a "fat" face? Don't be fooled these topics are very serious to each us and are such a source of hilariousness (is that a word?).

Oh and did you notice that I have moved up in the world of blogging? A picture speaks a thousand words. Which is good b/c my carpal tunnel syndrome hates me for blogging. This is one huge reason why I will likely never get my fullness of thought down in a single post. 'tis life.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

In a Split Second....

So, I am sitting thinking about what a horrible blogger I am. There are so many thoughts that I can't wait to get to, but the one thought that stops me is that I should answer or continue my thoughts on separation BEFORE I move on to some other not so deep subject matter.

The problem and the reason why it is so hard for me to continue is b/c I know from the get go that I cannot do this justice.

But I will try and I will try by doing it on the "fly." (Not my style.)

So what is the answer to "separation" and sin? It should be obvious.... It is to be brought together into a right relationship. In the case of my own orphanhood the answer was to be brought into a parent/child relationship. Easy right? Ha!

This is where a very valid thought occurs....

"I don't know if I could love a child that I did not give birth to."

Let's face it, what use are the titles Mom, Dad, Son, Daughter if there is not the commitment to love as such? This is a thought that many may never say out loud. And to be honest it was a thought that occurred to me during the process of adopting our daughter, but to be fair I had the similar thought of, "What if I don't this boy as much as I love my first?" during the pregnancy of my 2nd son. (More on this another time...)

As a Christian, I can readily understand that love may be more defined by the journey of sacrifice than anything else. What I mean is that love is constantly being tried and tested. It is by the grace of God that I believe we (humanity) has the ability to come together, in any form, in love, but especially as a child to a parent.

Charis (greek form of grace):

1) grace
a) that which affords joy, pleasure, delight, sweetness, charm, loveliness: grace of speech
2) good will, loving-kindness, favour
a) of the merciful kindness by which God, exerting his holy influence upon souls, turns them to Christ, keeps, strengthens, increases them in Christian faith, knowledge, affection, and kindles them to the exercise of the Christian virtues
3) what is due to grace
a) the spiritual condition of one governed by the power of divine grace
b) the token or proof of grace, benefit
1) a gift of grace
2) benefit, bounty
4) thanks, (for benefits, services, favours), recompense, reward

It is the overflow of God's grace to us that allows us to love with a "parental" kind of love. (Quick note. Charis was nearly Rose's name.) And I believe that the overflow of is on such a "God" level that it touches all of creation to some degree even to those that don't even acknowledge His status as Lord of all.

In very, very short that which unites a child and parent(s) is done by the grace of God. Believe me, there is much, much more to come about this throughout the blog simply because it is also by this same grace that I live.

I apologize that this is also so incomplete, but it would be a book and not a blog if I put every thought that I have here in this post. Besides, I have 3 kids. That isn't happening.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Busy Little Bee or is it Pee?

There is so much that I want to be writing right now, but instead I am making trip after trip to the potty. TMI? Guess I should mention that I am in the process of potty training my 2 1/2 yo daughter, Rose.

The score stands at 1 accident (next to the potty) to 1 full on pee pee session. Not bad!!!

Time to refuel ;-)
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