Friday, April 22, 2016

VIOLET & WILLIAM TURN THREE!

Today marks three years old for William and Violet.  Thinking about the miracles that God worked to place them into our family never gets old to me, and I look forward to sharing those stories with them when they are old enough to understand.  (You can read more of our adoption story here!)

Violet is sassy and spunky in the extreme.  She never stops moving.  She LOVES to help clean and take out the trash.  She has very specific ideas about what she wants to have happen at almost any given moment.  However, all of this is balanced by the overwhelming love and compassion and tenderness that she shows towards people.  She is the first to rush to any other child that may be crying, and she is incredibly affectionate.  I look forward to seeing the ways that God grows all of these into strengths that he can use.

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William is my most chill child to date, and even he usually knows what he wants.  He is playful and likes to make us all laugh.  He is incredibly sensitive to disapproval or to being hurt in any way.  He loves to play with cars and trucks and Magna-tiles, and he really enjoys watching "toons" with his big sisters whenever the opportunity arises.  It is amazing to watch him grow and develop and start to understand the world.

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Both twins have come so far in their therapy this year and have cut back on what they need.  Speech is the area where they have the most room for improvement, but it is amazing to see how far they've come and how much they are gaining all the time.  Being able to communicate with them is so very helpful, so I appreciate any and all progress is this area.

As with all of our children, I hope and pray about what their futures will hold.  I'm so thankful that God knows what he has for each of them already and is making the way for those things to come to fruition.  Being a "twin mom" has been much harder than I thought it would be and also much better. I'm so thankful for the opportunity to parent William and Violet and to have them as part of our family.

Here's to hoping that having two threenagers at the same time won't be too painful!

{Twins Turn One!}
{Twins Turn Two!}

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