Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Give Thanks

Another Thanksgiving has come and soon will be gone and here we still wait for our sweet Darci. We have so much to be thankful for, our health, our life, our freedom, our home, our jobs, our family and our friends. Though we still wait, we know our time is getting shorter. God has blessed us so much during this journey. We may never know why we had to wait so long since we began this journey in January 2005. God has given us the patience to wait, the peace to know He is in control and the knowledge that one day this journey will end with a trip to China to bring home our daughter to live with her family forever. So as we eat turkey, sweet potatoes, pumpkin pies and cranberries may we never forget ALL the things God has blessed us with and ALL the things we truly are thankful for!! Enjoy your holiday weekend!!!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Happy Birthday

Happy 23rd Birthday to my youngest daughter "K". Her birthday was yesterday and I was at a women's retreat this weekend and this was the first opportunity I had to publish a post. I can remember 23 years ago when I went into labor in the evening, but not enough to go to the hospital. Labor continued all night and the next morning I called my doctor who wanted me to come to his office. After checking things out it was determined that I needed to go on over to the hospital. I was in labor all day and the doctor kept coming over and checking on me and would say "I'll come back in a few hours and break your water" he would come back and say "I'll come back later" well 23 hours later she was born. She was born 1 1/2 hours after he broke my water. I could have had her on the 7th had he done his job. I had my first in 8 hours and they always say that the 2nd comes quicker, well not in this body. So about a year later I decided I was not going to have labor last 3 days so I had my tubes tied. No more babies for me!!! Happy Birthyda "K" I love you!!!!

32 months waiting

Well we now have waited 32 months for our sweet Darci. It is still up in the air as to how many days were referred this month. It could be 2 or it could be 5 we don't know for sure, rumor has it that it was only 2 days. Maybe we will know more tomorrow. At any rate we are definately getting closer. Brian and I were talking this afternoon about when we started this process. March 2005 we attended a workshop hosted by our agency in Arlington, TX. We left that workshop having handed in our application I. If we get a referral in Feb. 09 and travel in March 09 it will have been a 4 year wait. God has done a lot in those 4 years and I am ready to travel and bring my baby home to her FOREVER family.

Monday, November 3, 2008


November 4, 2008 marks a very important date in the history of America. A new president will be elected. This is MY BLOG and I will tell you that I am a Republican and will vote that way!!! See this post to see how I determine who I vote for. I am commited to my right to vote. I will say that I am somewhat concerned as to how this will all turn out. So many individuals will buy into this "CHANGE" rally cry. So many will buy into the "Healthcare for all" Who in the world do you think will pay for all this new healthcare for all?? We the taxpayers. How about some sacrifice on indivuals, cut out the cable, get rid of the cell phone, stop eating out, give up the habits (drugs, cigarette's, alcohol) to pay for your own healthcare. My husband works for a small business who does provide insurance for it's employee's (I am very thankful for this) however, I am concerned that if someone beside my candidate is elected then my husband's business would be forced to provide the "SO CALLED" forced insurance and who knows how much that will cost. We already pay out the nose for healthcare since we do not qualify for group rates. There is so much I could go on about, but I will stop. There is so much riding on this election. Get out and vote.