Thursday, November 27, 2008

It's a princess!

I just had to share this because it was so sweet. You never know how your children are going to respond to things...

Yesterday I walked BG to the refrigerator where I showed her LK's picture. I said to her, "Do you know who that is?" She said, "I not know who that is." I said, "it's LK, your new sister. Like Sissy's your sister and A is your sister, this is your sister." She started smiling and looked at me and said, "It's a princess". The rest of the day and into the night she would see the pic of LK on my phone and she would say, "It's LK. It's a princess." Now whenever she sees her picture she recognizes her. I think the two of them will be awesome together, don't you? :)

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The Waiting Child: An Adoption Poem

I was visiting a friend's blog when I came across this poem. I hope that she didn't mind that I put it on mine. It moved me deeply and I wanted to share it! Happy Thanksgiving to you!

The Waiting Child: An Adoption Poem
By Debbie Bodie

I saw you meet your child today
You kissed your baby joyfully
And as you walked away with him
I played pretend you'd chosen me.

I'm happy for the baby, yet
Inside I'm aching miserably
I want to plead as you go by,
"Does no-one want a child of three?"

I saw you meet your child today
In love with her before you met
And as I watched you take her out
I knew it wasn't my turn yet!

I recognize you from last year!
I knew I'd seen your face before!
But you came for a second babe.
Does no-one want a child of four?

I saw you meet your child today
But this time there was something new
A nurse came in and took MY hand
And then she gave my hand to you.

Can this be true? I'm almost six!
And there are infants here, you see?
But then you kissed me and I knew
The child you picked this time was me.
Copyright 1997

Monday, November 24, 2008

How do we stand the wait?

For those of you that are reading this that has already been through the adoption process, you know exactly what I mean when I say, "How do we stand the wait?" Now that we know who she is, it is harder than ever before to wait. The good news is though, that it will be shorter and certain! That is the good part. We know we should travel within the next few months and that is awesome but....why the wait? Everything is done electronically and it still takes an eternity to get there. Oh social worker said, "just shop and prepare" and that's what I intend on doing. We are going to put up her bed and get her things all washed up and ready for her after Thanksgiving so no matter when she comes home, we'll be ready for her.

Friday is such a blur. Gettting that call that I have waited on for so long was surreal. I had a lot of irons in the fire trying to get ready for HT's surprise 13th birthday party and I was having the hardest time focusing on the task at hand. I think I talked my mom into a trance that day! God love her! I was so excited I could barely stand myself! She could probably barely stand me either! :) Both her and my Aunt L were here helping out with the party and I don't know what I would have done without them. They were a heaven send that day!

Haley's birthday bash was a success and she was so blessed by all of her friends that came. She is so grown up and at 13, such a wonderful blessing to her daddy and me. I am including a picture of that night for you to see...

So far we have been so blessed by everyone around us. Thank you all for your love and support as we journey through this process of bringing little LK home.

Have a blessed Thanksgiving! I know we will. We have alot to be thankful for this year!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

We have a referral!

I have always heard that the closer to time in getting a referral you will begin to see lots of ladybugs. We have had a influx of them in only one room of our house for 2 weeks now. Everywhere I turn, they are everywhere. I am a believer that God sends "breadcrumbs" and we've been getting them for weeks now.
I woke up at 4 am and just had a knowing inside that we were going to get some news...

Yesterday at 11 am I got a call on my cell phone from our agency. They said they had a baby girl who will be 2 on Christmas Eve. Of course we immediately fell in love. She has a mild heart condition that will have to be checked out when we return home. We quickly accepted the referral and now we just wait for approximately 3-4 months to get our letter of acceptance from China and we travel! Yeaaaa!

We desperately want to take our children with us so please pray that these details will get sorted out. They want to go and meet their new baby sister "Lili-Kate". We are so excited! She's a beauty! We already love her!

Friday, November 21, 2008

True Love Waits

Last night we gave HT her "True Love Waits" ring she asked for for her 13th birthday. It was really sweet. JT put it on her and we promised to help her walk upright before the Lord and to help her as she chooses purity. We are so proud of her! Happy 13th Birthday sweet girl!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Make me proud

These precious kids have made life wonderful for us. Sometimes I am overwhelmed when I look at them. Each of them so unique and so perfect in their own way. What is our newest one going to add to this family?

When we were doing our homestudy the social worker asked the kids what they would think about having a new sister, her being from another country...and Jeremiah answered and said, "I hope she will like us". They truly are treasures...and they make our life full!