Then on the 4th of July, we had a parade in front of our house. And of course, went to see fireworks.
I unlock the secret code....
Just stay home!
Home is where the most progress is happening and where God is working His amazing magic in me and my family.
The walls are coming down and misconceptions are being explained. God is relieving some of the kids triggers and helping us to mend their layers of pain. Yesterday, Alex talked about his mother to me, not much and nothing I will share publicly, but a huge break through.
I never ask about his past, it is not my place, but God gave me some insight into his life and the scar he carries.
Alex has started to branch out, he asked Adam to teach him to ride a bike. This too cool guy, who doesn't want to look silly is feeling safe and loved enough to learn a new skill. I have learned that this is why he did not want to participate in the neighborhood parade, he couldn't.
God is also showing me some things I need to improve on, for instance being wasteful and not taking care of my things. Theses kids that had nothing that was theirs, but now they actually have things of their very own, and they are so careful with them.
If you have ever spent a day with my family you know about kiki's. Lily and Elliot both have special baby blankets called kiki's, and Yana has been "borrowing" Lily's or Elliot's to cuddle with. I asked Yana if she would like her own kiki and she said "yes" a "Sponge-Bob kiki".
So, on Saturday, we all went to Joann's fabric to buy material for Yana. All four of us sat down and made her a giant kiki to sleep with and call her own. After buying the fabric, Yana carried it out of the bag to the car, she laid down paper and carefully placed it on top of the paper instead of the floor of the trunk. She now keeps her kiki folded on the bunk bed and will periodically go up and visit it during the day, never taking it out of her safe place.