My apologies for not keeping up better on here this past little bit. But I'm sure you all understand with everything we've been going through. Time does heal, though--time, and especially friends, family, and the Body of Christ. We are pulling through this, slowly but surely. I know you are all anxious to see some pictures of Sunshine. She's headed to the vets tomorrow for check up and shots. The kids love her. I love that she has provided wonderful distraction and someone for them to pour their love out on during this difficult time for our family. I will try to post pictures soon.
I did want to stop in for just a minute to let you all know our exciting news. We just signed a contract on a new house yesterday!!! :) :) :) Yes, it is the same one we looked at eight months ago. It was still sitting there for sale. We went to look at it again, and loved it just as much. The price had come waaaay down from their original listing, and we had reached some financial goals in the meantime that we were wanting to reach before we considered the house again. So all in all, it seemed like the right time and the right house after all! I am ecstatic! So happy! So glad that we waited until the timing was right. My mom would have loved the house. She would have loved that there was a 'school room'. She would have loved the nice big flat back yard with plenty of room for a garden and the kids swing set. She would have loved that it is only two houses up from where our Pastor's family lives, and the house in between that belongs to some other friends from church. She would have helped me make curtains for it. I will miss not being able to have her around to celebrate with us. But I take comfort in the fact that I know she would have loved it :) I will keep you all updated over the next few weeks as we work on closing details, etc.