Trials are not enemies of faith but are opportunities to prove
God's faithfulness. -- Author Unknown

God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one
to say 'thank you?' -- William A. Ward

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

An Update

I haven't posted in forever and thought it was time for an update.
I have not had time lately to sit down and write anything in forever. I wish I could blog more but some days I don't feel like I have time to think let alone write. We have been very busy. I think the count was 14 doctors appointments in 8 weeks. We have increased our therapy schedule with the school, so we are there everyday. I have the last 2 appointments this week and then Ananya has botox next Friday. I actually had to add a couple appointments for dental cleanings. I'm almost done though. April and May are looking kind of empty. I'm so happy. After the warm weather last week, I want some time to just run around outside with the kids. I've figured out how to give Anthony extra soccer practice time and the little kids can practice walking. I take them to a park nearby and lock ourselves in the tennis courts. Me and Anthony run and chase the soccer ball and the little kids have plenty of room to walk in their walkers.
We had a visit from Grammy and Pap-paw a couple weeks ago. It was very nice to get to see them. I hope maybe I can get to PA for a couple days this summer. We had a little party to celebrate birthdays. I thought cake was a great idea since all the kids have birthdays within a month.
Anthony is doing well. He is playing indoor soccer and enjoying it. I hate that he has Saturday games because I have to work and haven't gone. I go to most of his practices. Its not really the same though. I can't wait to not have to work every weekend. It will be a few years though. I need to be at home during the week. The arrangement works for now. We are still home schooling and are planning to send him back to private school next year. I don't know how he is going to handle the early mornings, but I guess he'll have to adjust. He has never been a morning person.
Ananya is doing so awesome. She has come out of her shell. We just past the marker for her being home as long as she was in the orphanage. It really did make a difference. She took one look at her Pap-paw and wanted him to pick her up. She doesn't fight any of the therapists. We even changed 2 of the therapists and she hasn't had any issues. She is starting to talk some. Mama, Dada, and she sings the SpongeBob song. It is too cute. She is drinking out of a sippy cup, trying to feed herself more, and chewing more often. She is just so cute and stubborn. I can't believe she is 4 already. I love having her home with me all day.
Prasun is doing very well. He has a good vocabulary. He doesn't revert to what we think is Bengali, which is sad, very often. He is putting 2 words together and can tell you what he wants alot. He likes all the therapist and playing in his walker. He and Ananya stayed at my MIL's this weekend because P had to go out of town. Yesterday he woke up with this look on his face. I immediately knew it was too soon. I messed up. He was just like he was in India. Wouldn't sit up and he threw up. He was in and out of it. He didn't want to work with the therapists. I'm hoping today is better. He seemed fine last night. I'm so glad I'm home all week with them. I know that will help him. He is so funny though. He doesn't like to stay home. He has adjusted so well to all our appointments. He tries to tell P all weekend that he needs to go bye, bye. It feels like he has been here with us forever.
I've been struggling lately. There is just so much to do everyday. It wears me out. I can't get everything done. I hoping its just a mood that I'll snap out of soon. I can't find the right person to vent to. Everyone keeps telling me that I have so much on my plate and that they don't know how I do it. I realized yesterday that I'm looking for someone to just tell me that I'm whining and that I need to quit. I need someone to tell me its not that bad. It really isn't. I just wish there were 2 of me so I could do more of what I want to do and not what I have to do. There. I said it. I'm selfish and want to do whatever I want. I know everyone has these thoughts. I'm very blessed to have a husband that will let me lock myself in our room some nights for a few hours.
Well I have to go. I haven't gotten the kids up and its 9:30. They aren't making noise so I thought I would finish. We are all doing well. My house is a mess. I'm hoping I get to it today. If not, it will be there tomorrow (and the next day). I'll try to post a few pictures and the video of the cake eating later today.


Pam said...

Hey Girl!
I was wondering how Ananya was doing since she crossed that milestone! So glad to hear you are seeing some differences! Hang in there wiht everything going on! I understand how you would feel crazy somedays!! Praying for you!

Peter and Nancy said...

What a joy to hear how much Ananya has "turned the corner" now that she's been home longer than in the orphanage. What we saw with Anya Rashi was her being okay with other people besides me putting her down for a nap or bedtime -- even Grandpa!

I have a lot of admiration for you lugging kids to all those appointments. You're one tough mama! When I feel overwhelmed (usually when Peter is in a busy season with his job), I have a greeting card I saved that says, "Snap out of it!" :o)

And you're totally right -- the housework will always be waiting! Your kids are more important. I love your tennis court solution -- very creative!

Candice said...

Sounds like you are doing a great job! I love the verse, "...for when I am weak, then You are shown to be strong!" (my paraphrase) :) I will pray that the Lord will give you His strength to raise your precious children during this hard season!