One day we got a surprise visit from our adoption caseworker. Of course I was in the middle of cooking dinner when she arrived. As tradition she took the kids into a room and talked with them for a little while.
While there I overheard the caseworker ask the kids if they wanted to stay here forever. In which they all said "yes." Then I heard the oldest girl say "I want to live with mommy and daddy forever...well I don't want to be living with my mommy and daddy when I am 99. That would be weird."
I was amazed that she called us mommy and daddy because she only did that about 50% of the time. Then the caseworker asked her what about her mom and dad living with her when they are older and she said that was fine.
Later that afternoon, I had the kids sit down and be quiet for one hour (quiet time). We did this everyday after school. Quiet time was an opportunity for them to get homework done or to read.
My oldest daughter was working on a special project. I asked her pick some favorite Bible verses and write them on index cards to memorize. She asked me if I would help her. I was really busy and almost said no, but I am so glad that I didn't.
We sat down and started sharing verses and writing them down. It was one of the sweetest moments I have had with her, since she moved in.
This was a great day and one of the many reminders of why I am so blessed to have these children in my life. They love to learn about the Lord. I am thankful that God has entrusted me to be their mom and guide them.