I have been thinking more and more about blogging lately..I just miss how cozy and quaint blogging is. Obviously, I haven't been here since I said I had adoption news back in 2009!! I have been using facebook to keep family and friends updated. But I have decided to come back here and document our journey.
When I announced that I had news on the adoption front, I did..I wasn't sure how it would turn out so I was reluctant to share. Well, I am happy to say everything worked out and we are now parents to a wonderful, beautiful 5 year old little girl!!! We met our Ava Grace on March 17,2009 and by August 5,2009 she was our daughter! When I have more time, I plan to sit down and and document the journey, but for now I will post a video I made her last week. She is simply amazing and I will Thank God for her every day of my life!!
I have news on the adoption front.. I don't want to get ahead of myself and post too much about it but lets just say that things are happening!! THINGS ARE HAPPENING!!! Thank you God, my faith and trust in you is being rewarded ten fold!!!
Have you ever seen a miracle,Beheld one with your eyes,Seen the magic & the mystery,The wonder & suprise? Have you ever touched a miracle,With your fingertips?Have you ever kissed a miracle,Brushed one with your lips?
Have you ever held a miracle,Gently in your arms? Knowing that you must protect,This precious gift from harm?
Have you ever loved a miracle,Loved right from the start,Loved with all your being,Loved with all your heart? I have done all these things,I do them everyday,I see miracles grow & learn,I see them laugh & play. I'm an ordinary person,Not special at all, you see. God gave me not one miracle,He saw fit to give me three. ~smile~
We haven't even had a phone call from the state since we went to orientation, very discouraging. The woman told me that I would probably be calling them before they got around to calling me, but it's been over a month! I thought for sure they would at least have started our homestudy or training classes. I guess I'll call, I didn't want to be pesty..but you do what you gotta do right?
We are still working for the agency and we just said goodbye to baby Sawyer. He came to us at 2 days old and he went home yesterday at 18 days old. I met up with his family last night to visit with him, His parents are wonderful and he now has a big brother... he is a very lucky little boy! :) I'll get to spend a little more time with them before they head back home ( out of state.. WAY out of state) so I'm really looking forward to that!
I need to go read some adoption blogs.. ( or maybe I don't)
We were told it was a desperate situation. ( I can't go into detail obviously) but suffice it to say that it was a DESPERATE situation. We only had one day to prepare so we rushed around to get things ready for her arrival, Gabbie and I went shopping for baby and barbie dolls, P.J.s.. fun little girl stuff ( and Gabbie was such a help knowing what she might like, they are the same age after all) We prayed for her, that she would not be scared, that she would feel our love the moment she entered our home. I couldn't sleep Thursday night, I kept thinking about her, wondering how she was feeling at that very same moment, probably not sleeping either.. loving her.. and wanting her.
We were to leave Friday morning to pick her up. At 12:00 we had heard nothing, so we called. The case worker went to her home and they were GONE. just gone.
My heart is breaking for this child. It's times like this when I wonder if I am cut out for this. I cried all day and I can't stop thinking about her. I look at all of her little things, and it just makes me so sad. The case worker was on the phone with me crying..so I know that she must be in danger. Please.. please, pray for this child. I just want to wrap my arms around her and tell her that she will never hurt again..and I can't.. that's hard to swallow.
I know I said that I was going to come right back and post details, sorry about that..
Everything started off rather frantic .. our washing machine broke 2 days before and we have been waiting for the repair man to show.. well, he decided to show up about an hour before we were supposed to leave, which would have been fine if he weren't a talker.. Sweet man that he is, I was about to hurl him out the door myself. I kept opening my bedroom door and giving Terry the evil eye ( thank goodness Mr. washing machine fixer guy couldn't see me around the corner) Every time we thought he was about to leave, he would turn around and start walking back over to Terry to tell him yet, one more thing. Finally, he left and you should have seen Terry racing around to get ready..I didn't realize he could move that fast!
Terry dressed and I made the kids dinner and we left. Terry had been telling me all day that he knew where we were going.. guess what? ( can you guess????) He didn't.
So it's 10 minutes before the class starts and we don't even know where the building is. We pull over to ask..and guess what? we're there!! We get to the second floor and walk up to the desk and she informs us that we're early and should just have a seat. I was so nervous for some reason, I was shaking. Terry passed the time by trying to drive me insane by snapping pictures of me with his cell phone, this went on until I threatened to post the picture of him at Gabbie's tea party wearing her costume jewelry and a sticky gem stuck to the middle of his forehead on the internet.
Finally, they called us all back. There were about 15 people in the group. Basically this was an orientation type deal where they explain, the good, the bad and the ugly of adopting through foster care, afterwards they asked if there was anyone who during this talk wanted to change their mind, The couple to my right changed their mind but didn't want to just up and walk out, so they sat through the rest of it. At the end of the meeting, they asked anyone who was still interested to fill out paperwork and to my delight, Terry was one of the first to grab a form!! :) We filled out our paperwork to begin the process and we should be hearing from a caseworker soon!!
We have decided to foster with the option to adopt if the child we have becomes available. One step closer!! :)
I am a Christian wife, mother,foster mom,sister, daughter, friend, lover of all things creative and most importantly a child of the king.
This blog was started as a sewing/painting/jewelry making blog.. and somehow turned into a hodge podge of everything that I am passionate about..
We have been a foster family for 6 years and have now decided to grow our family through fostering to adopt. Welcome to our journey.