The weather is warming daily. The frogs are peeping in the pond and turtles are out sunning themselves. I have seen a lot of geese flying North. The daffodils are up so cheerful and the forsythia bushes are blooming as well. I see swollen buds on trees and bushes everywhere. The ponies are all happy that the grass is finally growing. The ground is covered with hen bit and chick weed. Those are the first things that start to grow here in Georgia when the weather warms. It carpets everything. God is so good.
I got my spring rush of energy a few weeks ago and have been busily working inside sorting and deep cleaning. I am itching to get some things done outside but we have had so much rain, its to wet to really do any of the projects on my list. We might attack cleaning and organizing the barn one day next week as we can do that rain or shine.
All of the baby goats have gone to new homes except the little doe I am retaining. I kept a little buckling to keep her company till she is big enough to blend into the herd. Bottle feeding two baby goats is not to much work and the children enjoy watching them grow.
I have no lofty gardening plans this year. I am still very busy with our three young foster children and their many intense needs. So I don't want to get in over my head, in things that need attention from me daily, when these children need me so much right now. I might put in a few tomato and pepper plants and call it good for the year.
The children are all doing well.
Stephen is busy with his life in a town north of us.
Antonio was having a lot of trouble with his joints locking up and muscles being very tight.
William has been going over to our local college twice a week to participate in their GED program. He has, for the most part, been able to drive himself. He is still struggling with his health but is doing good over all. His new dog has been such a blessing for him. He spends a lot of time with her and I can tell it keeps his stress levels down.
Carolyn is about to undergo testing by our local school system. She is a little nervous about it all. We need to see exactly where she is at and how her psychological looks in order to get full understanding of how to help her plan for her future. She will be 15 very soon and we need to start to think about, what is available to her, with her special needs in life, to be successful and as independent as possible.
Zeke has gone thru a huge growth spurt and his voice has gotten very deep. I often have to think who is speaking in the next room and realize it is him in his grown mans voice. He is spending a lot of time working on his animation and videos he makes.
He tries to have a movie made for Tim and I to watch each Friday Night Movie Night. The children take pictures of each other all the time and doctor them with funny things. Here is Zeke in a mustache sent to me from William!
|Zeke said for me to post it. My very serious young man. He only smiles if asked to or if something strikes him as very funny.|
|Carolyn throwing a snowball at Elizabeth throwing a snowball at Zeke, two weeks ago in the big snow!|
|Reading in bed.|
|"B" out in the snow with Yellow two weeks ago!|
"T" is doing very well.
|One of his favorite pass times!|
Baby "K" is looking much less like a baby now and more like a toddler. She is 10 months old. She is far behind according to the developmental charts. Those things are so over rated anyways. :) But is progressing nicely. God really is doing an amazing miracle in her. When she came she could not see and did not even blink to protect her eyes. She now will smile at me, if I smile at her, from even up to 10 feet away! She has optic nerve hypoplasia and is considered legally blind but is using the vision she has wonderfully! When she came she was a very floppy little baby and did not move her body much at all. She seemed to not know she had arms and legs and when she did move them, she acted like they were to heavy to move. She can now roll over both ways. She can pivot around while on her tummy, in a circle and she just learned to sit!
Hypoplasia of the Corpus Callosum) so coordinating moving both halves of her body is very difficult. She also has low tone CP so things like crawling or walking is really going to be hard for her to learn. I can see her determination and with much prayer and us helping her practice, I can see she will crawl one day soon. Maybe in a few months. All in Gods timing! She is such a treasure and blessing to our home. A very happy, sweet good girl!
God is so good and even though we have hard days at times, we feel so very blessed in life. May the Lord God in heaven be with you in all you do. Leading and guiding you to preform the works He has for you to do for others in life.
Hebrews 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.