Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Bonding


Mother and daughter, here by the grace of God.
Beautiful.



Diezel and Xia, here by the grace of God.
Beautiful.




Turkeys, here by the grace of God.
Beautiful.

What?
Okay, I know seems out of place, right?

Bonding: The process that a child goes through in developing lasting emotional ties with it's immediate caregivers, which is seen as the first and most significant developmental task of a human being, and is central to that person's ability to relate properly to others throughout its life.

The biggest blessing so far from choosing to home school McKayley and Faith has been the amazing bond that has grown between us. I truly believe because and by the grace of God that I chose to listen to His call for us this has happened. To me these turkeys (Thanks Crispy for the great link on your blog and the amazing home school resources) represent the bond that continues to grow with my girls.



12 comments:

Sandee said...

All three "sets" are beautiful! Blessings!

Laura Lu said...

Oh that one of Gadese and baby Christiana is beautiful!

Diezel and Xia crack me up!

And yes, yes, yes...homeschooling does have an amazing affect on the closeness that we feel with our kids. the new bonds that a family shares while homeschooling are incredible!

great post!

Major Mom said...

Your life has been full of craziness the last while...I am so glad to see you take a step back and reap what you and God have sewn. Beautiful, Steff. Just beautiful.

Wife to the Rockstar said...

Beautiful!!!!

Ali said...

First of all, love the bonding photos!!
Second of all, love the turkey art. I bookmarked the art site, so we can try it too. My sons are always happy to do anything that doesn't involve writing with a pencil. I totally agree about homeschooling. I am soooo glad we live in a place where we are able to.

crispy said...

I am so glad that you have enjoyed the art site. It has become a great resource for us.

And homeschooling does have wonderful blessings. BONDING is one of the bests.

Laura said...

I love these pictures and am so glad that homeschooling is working out so well for you and the girls. I completed the "tag"...so sorry I did not want to "play!"

Paula said...

Beautiful photo of Gadese and Christiana... did you take it?

steffany said...

Yes, I took the pic:)

Natalie said...

omg... babies... such blessing a a Gift from God...

so very sweet...
even after 6 kids my arms ache...

Melinda said...

I love the picture of Gadese and Christiana! How beautiful! Not saying that the turkey pictures or not, just that the one of Gadese is extra beautiful. :)
I also love that homeschooling allows an extra level of closeness. We love it, at least most days!

Anonymous said...

Steffany,
It doesn't look like we are going to be able to adopt our little boy and we are grieving HARD and questioning why God took us down this path only to slam the door in our faces (in our minds anyway). But seing the pictue of Gadese and Christiana - just even KNOWING about them and the miracles God has worked in their lives and yours, it seems like such a blessing to have had a seat in the galery. Our God is wondrous and fabulous and some day he'll gently heal our hearts and reveal his plan. Until then we'll trust and hang on to Him. To whom else would we turn, Lord?

Smiles through the tears,
Jan McF