Saturday, August 29, 2009

Happy Birthday Sweetheart!

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday Dear Emily, Happy Birthday to you. Our sweet Emily turns 1 today. Oh how I want to hold her and kiss her and love on her. We sent her a cake, and we are waiting patiently on those pictures. We thank our Lord for allowing us to be Emily parents. I pray she has a wonderful birthday today, and that somebody loves on her..... alot!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Wait on Gods Plan!

Hello all, as I sit here in my living room checking my email at least once an hour, usually more than that, I sit and think about the journey we have been so far. It starts with the desire to adopt, and then wait on Gods plan, then thinking He changed my heart, wait on Gods plan, desire returns, wait on Gods plan, talking with husband once more, wait on Gods plan, take first step in adoption process, wait on Gods plan, here the news this little girl file has been sent back to CCAA, wait on Gods plan, pray and are given a glimpse of His plan and proceed with adoption, wait on Gods plan, fill out paperwork, wait on Gods plan, receive two referrals and making that most difficult decision, wait on Gods plan, receiving our little girls information and picture, wait on Gods plan, wait on PA, and still waiting on Gods plan. I know this seems like a lot of waiting, and yet it really has not taken us very long to get we were are today. As we wait for LOA, I think how much will we wait, and when I think of waiting, the thought comes to me "It is worth it" His plans are perfect, and as I look back there is no doubt that His plans are worth waiting on!

Now you ponder why is she checking her email every hour..... We are expecting pictures of our precious little Emily any day now! Also would you please keep D & T in your prayers during this difficult trial they are facing right now! Many blessings to you all!

For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29:11

Thursday, August 20, 2009

One More Step Closer

Much to my surprise, we are at our one month stepping stone toward our LOA (letter of acceptance). I am taken back to the moment when we first started our journey, and how excited I was and how blessed we were that God had chosen us to adopt. Today I am still excited and even more blessed then when we started. Our Gods plans amaze me every day, and how He knows each and every step we will take, exactly who will run into each day, the things we will say (sometimes not to His glory), the actions we make public, and yet He still loves us, and wants to spend time with us despite the things we have done.
As far as the one month anniversary (ha ha I feel like a teenager celebrating the 1st month of a relationship) we do now that it takes 60 ~ 90 days to receive our LOA, and although 1 month does not seem like a lot, it is to adoptive parents, because we know we are one month closer to holding our precious girl. How I long to hold her, kiss her, and just look into those eyes and say "Mommy's here". We pray that our LOA will be closer to the 60 days, and we will see Emily before the end of the year. I do know that the enemy is attacking, and all of our adoptive families needs prayers. So please continue to lift us all up in your prayers, because we all want to hold our children that God has chosen for us! With that we do know that we will see and hold them soon! May God Bless You Today!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Happy Anniversay!

Today is my parents 39th Wedding Anniversary! Happy Anniversary to you from David, April, Ashley and Me! We hope you have a wonderful day today, and may we honor you and thank you for all the wonderful things you have done for me and my family..... So many of the characteristics of myself have came from you, you taught me how to love, care, and put others first! Thank you for helping me raise my children, and teaching me so many things through the years! You are fabulous parents and may you be blessed today beyond your imaginations!


Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Emily's Care Package

We are so blessed to have found a organization to send a care package to Emily. Thank you so much to Connie, for sharing this company with me. Within the picture are books (6) and a doll for Emily. Candy and nuts for the orphanage care takers, and hopefully they will take pictures with the camera. This care package makes me happy and sad at the same time. I want to hold my little girl so bad, and when she receives the doll and books I want to be there to see her smile. We also sent a cake to her ~ to be delivered on or around August 29th. This will be a celebration of her 1st birthday. We do hope to receive pictures then, and will be able to see her on her 1st birthday. Emily ~ WE LOVE YOU. Thank you Ladybugsnlove, you are such a blessing!

Thursday, August 6, 2009


Not much in our adoption journey happening as of right now. So I am posting on those everyday life events. Very excited to be joining our Youth group this Friday and Saturday to go to YEC. YEC (Youth Evangelist Conference) is for the Youth to encourage, train, and inspire students to see their school as the mission field God has given them. It is filled with loud rock bands, (don't get me wrong love these bands) which include Skillet, Group 1 Crew, Blue Tree and Jeff Johnson. This is a overnight event, with lots of Worship, teaching, learning, fellowship, fun and laughs. Looking forward to hanging with our Youth Group. :)

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

School Time~

Today we enrolled in school, although I am not in school, I seemed to have more paperwork to fill out then they did. Ashley will be a Jr this year (I know one of the hardest years) and Kaylee will be in 8th grade. The big 8th grade graduation this year, Jr/Sr Prom, college prep, and both of them will have many games (basketball, fast and slow pitch softball ~ Kaylee, and Fast and slow pitch softball ~ Ashely) Well we don't start school until August 13th, it feels like it should start in a few days. I think they are both excited as much as they can be........ I don't know about most of you, but every time I enroll my children, I feel even older, I know the reality is that I am, but I don't need the reminder :) Talk to you all soon!

Sunday, August 2, 2009


Hello All, I hope you had a wonderful weekend, spending time with your family, worshiping the Lord, maybe even cleaning...... We had a really good weekend, you might remember that we redone our bathroom a few weeks ago, and I said I had hoped to install a shower into the tub. My husband decided that this was the weekend. I am very excited to say, that we (mostly him) finished it Sunday @ 10 pm. We really didn't even fight, and pretty much agreed on the decision to be made.

I am also very excited about Tuesday night. I have tickets along with my husband to go see Wicked the Musical. I have seen a little bit of it in San Antonio, only seen the second half due to a severe asthma attack. So you can imagine that I am very excited about going again to that I can see the first half..... :)
Keep in touch! Thank you for your unending prayers..... They are appreciated. May I pray for you, if you are comfortable leaving something or would just like me to pray for in general. Please leave me a message I will be happy to lift you up, it is a privilege!