Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Five months waiting

Yesterday was our 5th month waiting for our baby since DTE. There has been a lot going on this past month. We had our walk-a-thon and raised over $1,000 from it. Thank you to all who participated and donated, we could not do it without you and we love you very much. We also had our 1st yard sale of the year last Friday and made over $300. We are planning on holding another yard sale next weekend if you have anything you would like to donate or if you want to stop by. We are also trying to plan a spaghetti dinner for September. If you have any ideas of where to hold it at, please let us know or if you have any other fundraising ideas that would be great, too. We had our waiting families conference call today with our adoption agency. They have reduced the wait times for boys to 5-8 mo's, so we are right w/in that range now and think we are somewhere in the top 5 waiting for a boy. The wait for a girl is the same at 9-11 mo's and we are somewhere in the top 20 for a girl. Needless to say, we think we are going to have a baby, Asher!! For some reason Tim seems to think we are going to get our referral on August 7th. So, we will just have to see, maybe we should start a poll?!! We also found out that it is very likely that the courts will only close for about 6 weeks this year instead of the usual 3 mo's. We think that the dates the courts will be closed will be starting on 8/22-9/30. This is good news, although not as good as if they didn't close at all!! But we are very thankful and won't push our luck and we'll take what we can get! Also, please pray for our friend, Ronnie Wallace. He got hurt pretty badly at work and is currently in the hospital. They are hopefull that he will get to go home on Friday and start the long recuperating process. Also, please pray for his entire family as they all struggle through this.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Legacy Of An Adopted Child

Legacy of an Adopted Child

Once there were two women who never knew each other.
One you do not remember; the other you call mother.

Two different lives, shaped to make your one.
One became your guiding star; the other became your sun.
The first gave you life; the second taught you how to live in it.

The first gave you a need for love; the second was there to give it.
One gave you a nationality, the other gave you a name.
One gave you the seed of talent; the other gave you an aim.
One gave you emotions; the other calmed your fears.
One saw your first sweet smile; the other dried your tears.

One gave you up-it was all that she could do.
The other prayed for a child, and God let her straight to you.