Monday, June 8, 2015

Hey you Guys!!!!

Hey you guys!!!! 




I have exciting news. 
Our Dossier is on it's way to Lucy's country
 it will be logged in that country on June 19th,
 then we will wait
 for the next two -four months 
for an official match.

While waiting
 we get to fill out more paper work 
and start sending her some pictures and letters. 
She will find out we want her!
WOW!!!








 She will know we want to be her parents! 
Her life and world will be forever changed.
 She will have big sisters
 that can not wait
 to spend some time with her.


I am filed with many emotions,
 happiness, 
joy,
 anxiety,
 and wonderment. 
I am going to be a momma again! 
I am planning on 
posting pictures of our little sweet pea
 as soon as we get the official match letter.

 Be prepared for many proud momma
 pictures and comments!

Thanks for your continued support!
 Lucy here we come!

Friday, June 5, 2015

ARTEM'S BIRTHDAY!



June 4th 2015
It is my handsome prince's birthday!
Happy Happy birthday to you
My baby boy!
My little man who is growing up.
He is losing his baby face 
and has grown about 2 inches.  
His smile is contagious 
and his hugs I miss.
I long for the day that I can
swoop him up in my arms again!

I remember the first time I met him.
It feels like yesterday.
I remember his smile 
and his high pitch laughter.
I remember how inquisitive he was.  
I remember how much 
he liked the candy I gave him.
I remember how he looked at me
with those  beautiful brown eyes.
I remember the moments when those eyes met mine.
I remember how it felt to cradle him in my arms.
I will always be thankful for the time with him.
I wonder what it would be like 
to tuck him in at night!
I wonder if he remembers us.
I wonder if he smiles when he does.
I wonder does he still remember us
 and is his waiting for a family
 a burden to his soul.  
I wonder how things might have been
so very different if he was home with us now!
I wonder if he likes the song  Happy Birthday.
I wonder if he claps to the beat .


I pray his heart is full 
and his vision is clear.
I pray that his biological family
is well and happy.
I thank them for allowing us
to get to know him.
I thank all those wonderful people
who care for him on a daily basis.
I know that some of them love him.
I know that I am forever changed
due to this little one.
I want him to be loved.
I want him to know the love
and support of a family.
I want him to have a family
even if it is not with us.
I pray that someone over in his 
home country
finds him and 
takes him home!
Please someone love him and 
care for him take him home.
That is my plea!
Take a moment to fall in love with
this nine year old prince.  
That would be the most important birthday gift ever.
Could you help by granting him a home?

  


Happy birthday Artem!

Momma, Daddy, Cee Cee and Kelsee loves you!
To the moon and back baby boy!



Friday, May 1, 2015

May Day!

I remember loving May day
at a very early age.
I love the thought of making 
baskets of goodies
and leaving them for people.


It is now I have another reason to love May day.
Today is the birthday of my pretty princess
Lucy Wu.
Her estimated birth date is today.
Estimated due to the fact of no one knowing 
for sure when she was born.
Her biological mother loved her
so much that she left her on a train.
 A highly populated area.
She knew some one would find her.
  Little Lucy was not a new born, 
that is another reason why I know 
her momma loved her. 
She took some time to think about 
what was best for Lucy and I 
know in my heart of hearts that 
was not a easy decision to make.  
I am so thankful that her momma
decided to give birth to her.
I am also thankful for the journey 
our paths are on right now.

When the police found my baby girl
they named her after the city in which 
she was born.
They also gave her a middle name
which is rare.  
I can tell you that her middle name means 
hope in her language.
I would have to agree with them.  
I think she is going to teach many 
the basic concept of love.  
She will also teach people to hope in something 
that is bigger than themselves.  
She is the hope that love will
win the war.  
I just wanted to take a minute 
and tell you Happy birthday little one.
I am so grateful that you where
born on this day.  
I am thankful that we will be
able to celebrate your birth
with you, hopefully next year!  
I hope that your seven birthday 
was full of laughter and
some cake.  
I love you and hope to see you 
my beauty queen!
I wanted to thank her birth parents.
Thank you for caring about her deeply!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Time......

It Amazes me that time 
can pass by so quickly 
and so slowly at the same time.
How is that possible?  
I have noticed that some people
are more aware of time 
and how to use it.
I have also noticed that some people
are afraid of time 
and become desperate.
There are certain events that happen
in one's life that redirect
the sight back
 to the important things.  
It can be the sudden and 
unexpected death of a 
loved one.
It can be a promotion at work
It can be the celebration of a new birth. 



It does not matter if the event 
is good or bad,
 if it affects you it will change you!

We are all changed by certain times in our life.
I also know that time is the one thing 
you can never get back or recycle.  
The older I get the more I am 
aware that time is important.
It is also important what I do
with the time I am given.  
This was made more clear with the 
recent event of my close friend's husband's illness.  
He has been in the hospital battling 
a flesh eating virus and renal failure.  
Time can not pass fast enough.
Time seemed to stop.
However, he needs time to heal.
This helps me to keep focus on the important things!




As I wait until our paperwork flies across
the many miles of ocean, I am 
forced to deal with this concept of time.
I want it to pass quickly, however,
I need to make sure that 
I am doing what I need to in this time.
I need to make sure that I am still
leaving a legacy and not rushing to the end.
I do know that this life is a journey.
It is a process.
It is a gift.
It is hard to find that balance right now!
Some moments I fee like the world 
is spinning out of control.
There are other moments that 
I am calm and everything is right in the world.

While we are waiting please pray for us.
We need peace, wisdom, and knowledge.
Also say a prayer for my friend's husband please!


Sunday, March 8, 2015

IS IT WORTH IT?




What is your answer to this question?

Is the weight gain, swollen limbs,
nausea, and the long 
hours of labor worth it?
Most would say Yes!

Is the broken arm, wrecked knee,
and long hours of practice
worth it?
Most would say Yes!

Is the joy, pride,
legacy, and the time spent
worth it?
Most would say Yes!

I have heard this question many times as 
we travel this road of adoption.

 I do not remember 
signing or reading a document 
that guarantees 
"Everything  that is worth it, will be easy."

I do not remember having that much control
over what happens
that I can choose and pick
which life altering change
I can deal with at that time!

Is living life and 
trying to make every minute count
worth it?

Is seeing the face of the people 
you love, worth it?

 Is hearing the words that 
you are loved, worth it?

Is falling into the arms 
of someone who 
makes you feel safe
worth it?

So If we have to do finger prints and
FBI backgrounds checks again,
so be it!

If we have to fill out another 
document that states 
that we live here and work for them,
So be it!

If we have to change our
selfish ways to love
another beautiful soul 
so be it!

If we have to pay to have all
this paper work walked to 
the office it needs to be
so be it!

If we have share our time
with someone in need of it
so be it!

If we have to wait,
so be it!

I am here to tell you that it is all worth it.
To love and to have a person apart of
your family is always worth it!

To leave a print of love on their soul to match yours!
I believe that it is worth it!
I believe that everyone should have a place that they call home.
I believe that we are able and longing 
to make this dream come true 
for this little girl.

So love, patience, kindness, long suffering
are they worth it, to see the change of one soul?
Is it worth it be connected to people?

My answer is Yes!
That is my final answer!