Thursday, March 31, 2005


Called the County Health Department. We need to have shots to travel to . Not required, but highly recommended. Brian needs to have both Hep. A & B. I have already had Hep. B so I just need to have Hep. A. I do not like to have shots, but I will do this to get my baby Darci.

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Making doctor's appointments

We scheduled Brian’s physical for Monday, April 4 at 9:30 am. Trying to figure out what shots we will have to have. I’m not real big on getting shots. So this is something I am dreading.

Tuesday, March 29, 2005


YEAH GOD!!!! D from Dillon sent this email "Hello, Debbie and Brian. Our social work committee reviewed your application and doctor’s letters today. After thoughtful consideration we are approving your Adoption Application Part I. You will be receiving the Adoption Application Part II in the mail shortly. Don’t hesitate to call or email me if you have any questions after reading through the instructions. Have a wonderful day!"

Brian and I went to Build A Bear to create a bear for Darci. It is a white bear with a pink nose. We plan to take the bear with us to when we pick her up. We also went and got our passport pictures taken. Will take our passport applications to the post office downtown on Friday. I looked back at our Part 1 application to see what age range we had requested and we have requested 6 – 12 months. It is very possible that Darci has not been born yet. I pray for her protection, good health, that she is a happy and content baby girl. I pray that God wraps his arms around her and that she feels security from His arms and that security will continue when she is placed in our arms. God is hard at work and I marvel at his wonderful direction. His timing is perfect in everyway. 2 Samuel 22:2b-3a The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; The God of my strength, in whom I will trust. We do indeed trust in the Lord who is the one we draw our strength from.

I sent out another email.

Subject: APPROVAL!!!
We rejoice in God that He has brought us through Part 1 of the adoption application. Part 2 will be mailed to us this week and then it’s more paperchasing. We covet your prayers as we walk this journey. We look forward to the day when we can let you see Darci face to face.

Sunday, March 27, 2005


Easter Sunday, the Lord is risen, He is risen indeed. Brian and I talked today about the possibility that Darci will be here next Easter. We sure hope so, how much fun it will be to decorate eggs and go and find them. You Darci are our Easter egg and we cannot wait until the day we see you face to face.

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

The letter is ready

YEAH GOD!!!! D from Dr. B’s office called and the letter is ready. She faxed me a copy and I faxed that to D at Dillon. Wednesday’s are REJOICE IN THE LORD FOR HE IS GOOD!!!! As we prepare for Good Friday and Easter, I am reminded of what Christ did for us. His suffering, His death on the cross for our sins is a gift I will never be able to re-pay, and God will never ask me to re-pay that debt. It was paid in full by the blood of my precious Lord and Savior. As we look to Easter, knowing that the tomb is empty PRAISE GOD!!! He sits at the right hand of His father. Romans 8:34 Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died--more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

No letter

The letter did not make it to Dillon for their meeting today. God is teaching me that things that I think are in my control are not. He is teaching me patience and to wait and trust Him for the right timing. I realize that there may be many reasons why we have to wait one more week. I emailed D at Dillon and she has all three letters and they will meet Tuesday the 29th. If approval is given to proceed to Part 2 she will notify me that day. “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.” John 15:5

Monday, March 21, 2005

Gloom and Despair

It seems that Monday’s are the day of Gloom and despair. I called Dr. B’s office for the other letter and it is still out for dictation. I pray that it comes in today and is faxed over to Dillon today, as the social workers meet on Tuesday to discuss medical issues. Again, God is knocking at my heart’s door to reassure me that He is still in control.
I pray often for Darci’s safety and health. Since girls are often left in very public places to be found, I pray that she is kept safe and found quickly. The hard thing for me now is that I have no idea if she is in womb or born and left somewhere. I pray for her peace and as she grows that God will give her a peace about security and that she has a mom and dad who are praying for her and waiting for the day that we can come and get her and that on that day she is filled with a peace that passes all understanding and that she will sense that Brian and I are her mommy and daddy.

Monday, March 14, 2005

Still waiting

I talked with D at Dillon and it was determined that Brian and I would need physician’s statements for our illnesses. Brian and I have been diagnosed with minor illnesses. I was very disappointed today. A cloud of doom hung over my head. I thought everything was going to come to a screeching halt. C prayed with me and as I got into my car, songs on the radio were speaking directly to me. God was in control of this situation not me. He would take care of everything in His timing. I went to see S to get a book that is a required reading for Dillon and we talked about the frustrations. She told me that there would be many days where I would face frustration and then there are those days where we are beaming with joy. It will be a long wait, but the reward at the end is very well worth the wait.

Friday, March 11, 2005

Dallas here we come!!!

We left Oklahoma City for Dallas . Brian was looking forward to eating at the Butcher Shop that evening for supper. YUM YUM!!! We took the dog with us, we were not able to get him boarded because of an expired vaccination. It was a long night. We had an inside room and so every time he heard a door open or shut, there was a muffled bark which kept us up most of the night. D told me at small group that this was God’s way of preparing us for days to come. I thought that the workshop started at 9:00 and it actually started at 9:30 so we were 45 minutes ahead of the game. The workshop was very informative and we both learned a lot. I had some questions that were answered by the families that we met at lunch time. They had two families who had adopted from and one family that adopted a boy from . They are in the process of now adopting a girl from . Most of the attendee’s were either adopting from or . Brian and I turned in our part 1 application that day. It was very clear to us that this was what God wanted us to do. I have been involved with the Dillon Considering Adoption Forum. This has proved to be very beneficial and very informative.

Wednesday, March 2, 2005

God is in control

This is an email that I sent out today. As most of you are aware, and for those who are not, Brian and I are in the process of adopting a child from The People’s Republic of China. We are still in the very beginning stages. Part of the initial process is to attend a pre-adoption workshop which we will attend in Dallas on March 12. The application process is in 2 steps. Part I and Part II. We have completed part I and are waiting until our workshop to turn in our paperwork. On Monday late afternoon, we went to the credit union where we have moved all of our banking to. We applied for a loan and re-financed both of our vehicles. As a thank you from the credit union we received 3 $100.00 checks. This was a great surprise to us. The amazing thing is that when I got home I looked up the cost of sending part II and yes, you guessed it, it is $300.00. YEAH GOD!!!! God is opening the doors and we are stepping through by faith trusting that He will provide and protect the entire journey. Thank you for your prayers and we ask that you continue to pray for us as we go through this journey.