Aug 25, 2007

Middle School Makeover

We went to orientation on Fri. am for Hannah's new school. MIDDLE is this possible? I vividly remember her first day of this. I think I might have is moving too fast. She decided that she needed a new look for school. I tried to discourage this, as I know my sweet one is rather impulsive with her decision making, but she has persisted over the last couple of months and today we went and cut her hair. As her mother I believe it is the most adorable haircut on her. The girls at the shop were giving her cute ideas for little clips to wear in her hair and such. Really cute. She was so brave and sat there calmy while our wonderful stylist made her even more beautiful. She looks so stylish and trendy. I hope that she continues to have the self confidence and spirit she has now. She doesn't care that everyone else has long hair....this is what she wanted and she save her money to get it done. I then treated her to a pedi. Always a relaxing experience, then lunch, school supply shopping and then home. I am exhausted and still have other things on our list to get...tomorrow after church...please I can't go any longer today!!!!!

Claire had to get her last catch up immunizations yesterday and has been a real bear today. She keeps pointing to her leg and saying "" It makes for a little harder day for everyone. I am sure she will be much better tomorrow. She will be starting at our Mother's Day Out program at church on Sept. 5....I am sure that will be more traumatic for me than for her, but she will also really enjoy it too. I must remain strong at drop off time.

Enjoy the pics

Aug 22, 2007

Many regards

Thanks for all your kind and encouraging words. It still doesn't look rosy to me....but I am willing to be patient a little longer. It makes me mad that problems like this consume my thoughts when I have 2 wonderful daughters that are growing up before my eyes. So...with that said, I will no longer dwell on their HORRIBLE communication skills and spend the remaining part of the summer enjoying my girls.

Aug 17, 2007

I'm not one to really ask for help, but...

I have been going through an incredibly tough time with our agency. I don't feel like the communication is what it could be. I have been as tolerant of the excuses and mix ups as I possibly can. This is my son we are talking about....what happens if they have a problem after referral or while we are in Taiwan?? I want to have faith that all the problems have been worked out....they have given me real evidence....but having "misunderstandings" at this point in the waiting game makes me a LOT nervous!! Here is what I need from you wonderful bloggers... #1 Keep me in your thoughts and prayers that I don't say anything that will jeopardize the adoption. (I can easily lose my temper)#2 That I continue to trust God and REALLY believe He is in control. #3 That I don't let the stress of this situation hurt my wonderful marriage any more.

Thanks to all who lurk and don't leave a comment. I know you will do your part as well. This rainbow was here tonight after I got "semi-decent" news from our agency.

Aug 14, 2007

What we are learning

Claire continues to learn some new words everyday. Let's take a look, shall we??

1. potatoe...popato
2. watermelon....menemelon
3. swimming...memming
4."IIII do it" meaning she would like you to help her. I guess because she hears us say...I will do it for you.

She loves to immitate any word we want her just sounds like all her other words. She is willing to say a sound but not really TRY to say the word. More practice I guess. She has learned the night ritual of saying goodnight and I love you....nigh and I you. Too precious.

We still remain about 8 months from referral. Earlier would be great but we are content to wait as we still are getting used to having a little one around again. Please continue to pray that he is safe and well cared for until we can have him home.

Aug 5, 2007

Hannah is moving up

She has now tested and received her yellow belt. She is beginning to like Tae Kwon Do but still thinks there is too much exercise.

Every call has a beginning. A quiet moment when God whispers a promise to a mother’s heart . A holy place where a father bows and faithfully accepts the journey set before him. A miraculous morning that unexpectedly dawns… Casting its first light on a chosen threshold. A gentle knock..a closed door opens, a sacred invitation sent by the Father.. leads to the other side of the world. Where lonely hearts stare out orphanage windows praying for someone to care.. and then one morning, on an ordinary day an orphan’s life changes... God sends them a second chance...Through you..
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