We had an awesome day today. I had invited anyone from church who wanted to join us to come over today. I had food and we had the water slide up. It was VERY hot. I really didn't know if anyone would come at all, especially since we weren't at church Wednesday night to remind anyone.
My brother, sister-in-law, and their three beautiful kids joined us first. My mother came later as well. All the kids hit the backyard hard at that point. I knew that they'd have a blast one way or the other, but was hoping that some others would brave the heat to join us.
Several people from church ended up coming. It is so nice to have the sweet fellowship of other believers. Church time is always awesome for that reason. It is just nice to be able to socialize with them outside of church as well though. Here at my house is perfect for me. There are plenty of things to keep the kids busy. The yard is safe and there are ways to keep the little ones from wandering off. I usually do lots of individual chips, drinks, etc because they are so easy to hand out and still have time to enjoy our guests.
Others from our church understand adoption as well. It is nice to hear other families talking about what age their children joined their family. It is nice to have people here who understand that my kids have some issues that they "came with". People who love us enough and know I love my kids enough for me to say "No Jacob, you can only have love from me", without them thinking I'm a complete wierdo. (I mean, I am wierd in my own special way, but that isn't one of the reasons. roflol) It is nice to be with people who knew me even before I had kids and can say "Oh, I knew you were crazy even before the kids". hahaha
Overall it is just great to hear my kids laughing with their friends in the backyard and know that we are with people who really do love each other. I am very blessed with church family who love us and who we love very much. It seems rare in this world to find people who can look at our (very large and colorful) family and see the strings of love that bind us into the family that God intends instead of wondering what the heck we are. :)
Great day! God is good!