There are also 2 lines strung inside the house:) The cool thing is that at our new place we are way closer to the shopping center and the road is so much better for the stroller. I'm learning that it's the little sometimes microscopic things that make my day. I want to go home so bad sometimes I can't think of anything else, but God always sends a bright spot in my day and reminds me that I can serve Him in joy no matter what and that I am never really alone.
Today is the last day or February! I felt like I got screwed over just a bit by having that extra day---I mean seriously...Of ALL the years for that to happen, but it's not so bad. Next month is March and is hopefully the month that Evolet officially becomes our daughter. Cool, huh!? Speaking of Evolet, she has a weird obsession with Frosty. It's almost March and she still watches it.
Went to the store today and Josie fell asleep in the stroller on the way. Some guy stopped me and said "You need to fix her head. If it slumps over like that her neck will break." To which I replied "And what medical school did you go to?" Seriously? People here seem to really think it's ok to tell me what to do in regards to my kids. I've had people tell me to put sweaters on my kids when it's hot outside, buy my kids ice cream cones when their crying, to hold them when their fussing, to buy an umbrella if it's cloudy or my kids will "catch a cough", to spank them/ NOT to spank them, had people ask detailed questions about how I ended up with mixed kids, if my husband's white or black...not even people I know...just totally random strangers. I know it's more culturally appropriate here and at first it was easy to just smile and nod and politely say "no" or take the time to explain myself, but lately it's really aggravating me. Mostly because when said outspoken people do hand out this unsolicited advice it usually comes with a look like they think I'm an idiot. Praying for patience, endurance, kindness...basically all the things I feel like I'm running out of.
Deauteronomy 31:6 "Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you."