One week in

One week in, things are going well overall.  We have had to change some plans for the Holidays to accommodate the Dr’s recommendations, but now all the boys’ bloodwork looks good.  Many of our Bio children and me, Michelle have been pretty sick with what we think may be the flu.  Please pray for Luke, he got hit really hard this time. 😦

Ron has been a rock for me emotionally adjusting to the changes in our family dynamics.  He is seriously my hero right now!  His teaching experience has come in handy in dealing with our new sons!

All four are doing well eating, playing, sleeping and now even taking their yucky  medicine.  They played soccer outside today for two hours!  Anna loved this!  Josh joined in too!  They love riding bikes and don’t even mind the cold.  Tonight they devoured tacos and really don’t like sweets.  It will take some time for them to learn to trust that we will meet their needs.  While the first two weeks are considered a honeymoon period and I have Ron and the kids home to help, we are very thankful for how things have went so far.

We are so humbled by the continued outpouring of love and support from our community, church, other churches, family and friends.  Meals, cards, donations, trips to the store, and especially your continued prayers.

For me my biggest struggle is allowing the enemy to taunt me with fears.  And yet the Lord has commanded us not to fear!  In fact, The most commonly repeated phrase in the whole Bible, in both the Old Testament and the New Testament, is “Have no fear!” or “Do not be afraid“. 

And so we look to Him each day for our daily bread, trusting He will provide us with all the emotional, physical and spiritual needs to make it through each day.

Some huge praises are:

  1.  Neither Ron, myself or Ella got sick while we were in Haiti
  2.  Safe travels and timely flights
  3. Adjustments are going well

We are praying re; schooling as the boys are super anxious to start school.  We have told them that the sooner they learn English the sooner they can start!

I will try to keep you updated as time allows.

Many Blessings to you,

The Schaffner Familyimg_20161217_102327img_20161217_153032img_20161217_102418




3 thoughts on “One week in

  1. I have been praying for all of you! Please let us know what we can do for you. I feel a bit useless and helpless from our distance, but also know that you are surrounded by lots of support. My kids are anxious to meet your “new” kids, especially Rowen! (Well, we all are anxious!) Much love and hugs to all!

  2. Cyndie Milligan says:

    Michelle you are an amazing family. The adjustments will take time for each and everyone of you. Thank you for sharing your journey with us.


  3. Glenna Ford says:

    I very excited to meet the boys!!!! I Love your family and the unconditional love they give to others!
    To the boys,
    Welcome to Clinton! We have been waiting for your arrival. We look forward to seeing you in school and joining community activities!

    Mrs. Ford

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