Friday, October 31, 2008

Your vote counts

Here is what I use to base who I will vote for.

· The right to life from the womb to the tomb. Abortion brutalizes women in crisis and destroys life. “For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother's womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” Psalm 139:13-14a

· For 5,000 years society sees marriage as being between a man and a woman. To do anything else distorts the image of God and erodes civilization. I will not vote for anyone who defines marriage as anything else. “Marriage is to be held in honor among all, and the marriage bed is to be undefiled; for fornicators and adulterers God will judge.” Hebrews 13:4.

· Judges who interpret the constitution strictly as the founding fathers intended. Some judges legislate from the bench and go along with every whim. The next president will appoint at least two Supreme Court justices. “Righteousness exalts a nation but sin is a disgrace to any people.” Proverbs 13:34

Saturday, October 18, 2008

THANKS to our Secret Pal

Our secret pal sent us a big box of goodies and revealed themselves!! They are the Appleton's Darci's closet is so full of toys, books, various items and a few clothing items and they have all come from our wonderful secret pals over the last 18months. What started out to be a 6 month exchange drew out to be an 18 month exchange. It has been fun and now I am ready to focus on getting ready to get Darci. Our time is getting closer!!

Sunday, October 12, 2008


Read this well that dragging my feet paid off. Our fingerprints do not expire until June 3, 2009 and our I-600A does not expire until November 30, 2009. I was dragging me feet to try and save to pay for the whole thing since the fees went up and I knew at the time that it came with one free extension so I figured that I would wait until the very last mintue and so it looks like we will be home with Darci long before everything expires. To my friends to are dealing with issues related to the extension and the I-600A vs I-800A I am so sorry. Those words seems so inadequate. I can not even imagine how much you hurt, how worried you are that things will not come together in time when you referral arrives. I have been dealing with some worries of my own related to the adoption that I will not share here, however yesterday all day the only song that was on my mind and heart was "Everlasting God" (go here to hear the song). The lyrics - "Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord
We will wait upon the Lord, we will wait upon you Lord (x 2)
Our God, you reign forever
Our hope, our strong deliverer...
You are the everlasting God, the everlasting God
You do not faint, you won't grow weary
You're the defender of the weak, you comfort those in need
You lift us up on wings like eagles...".
I can honestly tell you that my strength throughout this whole process has risen. I have waited upon the Lord and He has given me strength to endure this wait. So with my worry, I will wait upon the Lord and He will make Himself known and He will prove Himself and I will honor and glorify Him!! It will all come together, God has placed us on this journey and it will all work out.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

The light at the end of the tunnel

Well the light at the end of the tunnel is getting bigger. We just passed our 31 month anniversary. What does that mean?? It means that our official paperwork has been sitting on a shelf at the CC*AA in Chin@ for 31 months. Our LID (Log in Date) is March 7, 2006. Referrals are handed out once a month and they did up through February 15, 2006 in the month of October. We have the rest of February to get through and then they will begin working on March. If things speed up real quick we may see a referral by December, but I really don't think that will happen!! January or February is more like it. We will definitely see our precious Darci's face in 2009. Its getting closer!!! Oh my, LOTS to do!! Bedding to make, decorating to do, more furniture to buy, and watching to see if rumors come true!!! Please check back often as there will be things posted often as things are beginning to move quickly and I am sure there will be lots of updates!!! Stay tuned!!!