Tag, you’re IT!

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So as a parent of 5 (I am still amazed when I see that number), I see myself needing to plan a lot further in advance, but sometimes it just feels like the day-to-day activities are going so fast that you are literally tag-teaming with your partner (mine is Shane) to getting stuff done.

I literally try to not rush in life, and I usually get everywhere we need to be early (just in case an emergency occurs), but having two kids with baseball practice at the same exact times on the same exact days (twice a week), church twice a week, and my job every other weekend, I find myself playing tag with Shane now more than ever.

But even though it feels like life is so busy and is so overwhelming right now, and the only time we have to catch up on life is after all kids to bed at 8:30pm, we still try to make  that time for each other and not lose site of each other in the midst of all of this chaos .

We might be playing tag for quite a few years(or until they are all 18, lol!) but we know that  if we put God first in our life and our marriage, that things will always work out!

Do any of y’all ever feel like you are playing “tag” with your significant other to get a LOT of tasks done? Especially those of you who have multiple kids?

(BTW Shane and I just celebrated our 12 year anniversary this past weekend and it was SO fun–looks for details in a couple of days)

©2017 Sheridan Johnson @Journey with the Johnsons. All Rights Reserved.

It already happened

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I think every foster parent (or most parents really) get to the point of just feeling very overwhelmed.

We often do everything for our children (cooking, cleaning, laundry,school, counseling, sports, church, and any extra activities).  We take them to everything, because we wouldn’t have it any other way.

But at times, it gets overwhelming when you are doing all that for 5 children.  Each child needs love, attention, affection, and all of their needs met, to be able to grow and develop appropriately.

Let’s just say that I needed God more than ever last week.  I went to Bible study with the intention of digging deeper into the Bible and just really appreciate all of what God has given me in my life, but what happened next was truly amazing.

At the end of each lesson, the Pastor and the Minister ask if anyone needs prayer.  Well, I am always hesitant to get up in front of people (I have anxiety about that) but I couldn’t resist the pull that was happening to me, and I knew I had to go up to the front.

I told the Pastor in her ear about what was happening to me in my life, and she leaned me back and said to me “God just told me it already happened,” and I of course broke down in tears, knowing that God did place these kids in my life for a specific reason.

For me to raise them, love on them, nurture them, and watch them grow into such amazing and astounding individuals.  To watch each of the foster children find a special place in our home and in our heart, is so amazing to me and I am so glad that God forgives me for the moments that I do not lead with grace, and pats me on the back when I do.

A huge weight was lifted off my shoulders and I know that this year is going to mean some major things are going to happen with us and that we must depend on our faith to get us through it all.

Thank you so much for the kind comments, prayers, and hope for the Johnson family!!♥♥♥

©2017 Sheridan Johnson @Journey with the Johnsons. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

Photoshoot time!

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Just two days ago, I had the honor of taking two year old and six year old birthday pictures of my handsome nephews Rae’Sean(6) and Everett(2)! I loved how they turned out and wanted to share them with you all!  I loved by the end of the photo shoot Rae’Sean was asking to take more pictures in different spots, and was posing so cute!

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©2016 Sheridan Johnson @Journey with the Johnsons. All Rights Reserved.

 

Family Day October 2016

This family day was so so good! It was actually a family weekend for all the kiddos! On Saturday, the kids, my parents, my sister in law, and Shane all went to Family Link (our foster/adoption agency) for a Fall Festival.  They had such a fun time with pumpkin painting, training with the fireman, and a lot of fun for the kids!

After all the cousins spent the night together, they spent Sunday together just cherishing the little things.  The bond between them is unbreakable and after almost 2 months of not seeing each other, they spent so much time just playing, laughing, sharing (and not sharing so well at times, lol) and telling each other everything.  It’s so sweet to watch them grow!!

We started these monthly family visits in honor of our sweet baby Rochelle.  After she passed, we knew the thing she loved the most is to be surrounded by those she loved she most.  It’s so important to be with those you love as much as possible!

 

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