Monday, October 26, 2009

So Much Excitement!

We just found out that our coffee fundraiser with Just Love Coffee is open. Here is the link if you're interested in ordering some.

This fundraiser will help us with the initial promise/commitment fee for the girls as well as our homestudy fee! Yes, a WHOLE lot of excitement!

The other exciting thing is that I had a fabulous weekend at the Education Convention. And it seems that Cindy is willing to have me help her on occasion with her conventions and instead of paying me, she will pay me in curriculum that will be suitable for homeschooling the girls! Now THAT is exciting too!!!

Have a Blessed Fall Day!!!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Well...Here I Am Again...

Yes, sitting in front of my computer on Facebook and blogging. I am still battling some type of virus that has a cough, I guess it's almost time to see the doctor. :(

I am very excited though, this weekend I am going away to help a friend of mine with her education business. She does shows and home school conferences to show her materials. She has games and programs for special needs learning and I get to try and play with them first hand. It is in one of my favorite states in New England, New Hampshire! It promises to be a great weekend and being with Cindy, in NH and learning about teaching tools for the twins...I can't think of a more exciting time!

You can visit Cindy's website and see some of her school materials, and it can be useful for home school or extra learning at home. Her link is under the twins and their clock. I am really looking forward to learning about her materials and how it will help me to communicate and teach my special needs children in the future!

Have a fabulous weekend!
God Bless!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

This Is A Great Article

This is exactly where we are in our thinking. And it made me want to bring home even more than our beautiful twins! Now where is that job and where is that promise fee.... :)

Happy reading!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Twice In One Day!

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Wow! I am sooo happy! I get to do this TWICE today. I just found out that Angie is home with her FOREVER FAMILY now too!!! :D

God is Good...All the Time!
All the Time...God is Good!

I Love Days Like This!

I love days like this because I can take buttons off my blog! That is a joyous day because they are here in America with their FOREVER FAMILY!!! It means that the whole process is complete! These two beautiful children are home! FOREVER!!!

Helps me to keep looking toward our prize! Someday soon! :)

Sunday, October 11, 2009

The Holding Pattern We Call Life!

I didn't mean to let this much time go by before I blogged. Our lives are in a holding pattern right now. I am sick now, for the past 5 weeks and now I have a cough that isn't going away. I am hoping Nyquil will help tonight, then to the dr. tomorrow. I still have no job, things have gone from not great in our dwelling to terrible in just a matter of a week. Our landlord seems to be a lot more irresponsible with others property than we realized and decided to sideswipe my son's car with his camper and then deny he was at fault and refuses to take responsibility for the damage. Needless to say, we are done here.

So now we are looking for a house or duplex to rent. That in itself is great because we really do need to move in order to pass our home study inspection, but it means more waiting. So now I am packing things again. I am taking breaks to work on making my angel pins, deciding what quilt I am going to begin when we move, bringing Maddie, our dog, to the park to go swimming! She is sooo silly, she is really a great diversion for me during the day, especially during this time of constant waiting.

We are asking for prayer as we are trying hard to move things along and we are trying hard not to lose sight of the fact that it is in His time, not ours and He really does know what is best.

God Bless!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Down Syndrome Awareness...Why We Want To Adopt

Since this is national Downs Syndrome Awareness Month, I thought I'd share why we would sincerely consider a Down Syndrome child or some other special needs children. Tony actually had a cousin who had a mental disability caused from spinal meningitis when she was 2 years old. It affected her brain in that she never grew 'older' than an 8 year old, and her love and affection totally surpassed anything we could comprehend. Her disability made her special and when I met her I thought she was the most precious person I had ever met.

With that awareness came the ability to see others with disabilities for who they are and not what their disability made them. It made me realize that they are no different than we are except that they have the ability to see others as they are. She was a gift from God that was given to Tony's aunt and that became clear when his aunts' husband died unexpectedly in his 40's. Aunt Beverly had a purpose everyday and that didn't allow her to spend time sulking and feeling sorry for herself. She had to take care of Debbie everyday, and Debbie was there to comfort Bev, and comfort her she did.

She was there to comfort Tony. his sister, his dad and me when Tonys' mom died. She just kept hugging everyone and making sure that no one was crying. The most precious gift in our time of grief was Debbie and she was appreciated more than I can say. We love her, and she is the biggest reason that we have for wanting to adopt a DS child or special needs child. We saw the love that she showered on everyone and Tony watched her blossom from baby to young woman and saw how productive she came regardless of her disability. The children that are discarded in other countries, and yes as well as here, deserve the love, care and attention that Debbie received. And with the love of a family, they can become productive citizens in their communities, and bring such joy to the family that chooses to bring them home.

I'm going to bake now, and dream of someday, being able to bake with our new family members, our twins! :)

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Rainy Days In The Fall

Besides Christmas, fall is my FAVORITE time of the year! Cool and crisp feel of the air, the beautiful colors everywhere! Fall harvest and warming the house with the smell of baked goods...mmm!

Last week I bought apples and made apple crisp, it was amazing! Yesterday I made peanut butter cookies, baked ziti and cheddar bay biscuits. I am definitely in the fall mood! But...not so much on the rainy days. Then I feel really tired and not very excited to do much. Fall festivals are held outside so on rainy days you can't go. I love going to the farmers market, but not on rainy days.

So...on rainy days I pretty much stay in and 'try' to get motivated to do something, anything in the house. I tend to sit and do my BSF study, facebook, play games on the computer and watch movies. That isn't bad in itself, but it also lends to looking back and dwelling on how things are and are not yet. That is not always a good thing.

I guess what I am getting at is what I am scheming in this bored little head. When I have time on my hands, I am always thinking of those two little angels in EE waiting for their mommy and daddy to come for them. Not only thinking of fundraising ideas, but how exciting it will be to have two little ones in the house again! Then I think of family time(s) and what we will do. We already have a family trip planned next summer to go to a lake that is about an hour from here. It's a beautiful lake house and we can bring Maddie, the family dog, with us. There are quite a few fairs starting in August that we can go to. There are petting zoo's near by and the library within walking distance. There is a beautiful park where we can bring Maddie and have a picnic lunch, especially in the fall. The girls are always on my mind!

A week and a half ago, we had someone tell us she was going to donate to us, and it sounded like it was going to happen, but we haven't heard from her again. While we were really excited, I did stay calm headed and did not jump to conclusions thinking it was a done deal. We know it will be in God's time, not ours. I just hope that more people don't make statements like that and disregard the feelings of those that are trying hard to bring these children home from other countries. I also did pray for the girl that contacted me as she said she was out of town at the time. Her travels were during the flooding rain in the south, so I pray that she wasn't devastated by the flooding. I was hoping that she would contact me and tell me that this was not a good time for her financially so I could let her know we'd pray for her. I also would have told her that she can just pray, we can always use prayers! :) But so far we haven't heard from her. That has been tough.

I read a blog last night that brought tears to my eyes. It was from the mommy of Barbara. She was talking about how satan is working to prevent them from getting her. Well, I can attest that he is working extra hard here in our house, but my belief in God's word isn't going to let satan win. God's timing is perfect. I don't know why I can't get a job. I don't know why that girl couldn't/didn't donate. I don't know why we have had no success trying to get this adoption going in the right direction...but He Knows!!! And, although I'd like to know, I don't need to know. It's just not time yet, but it will be when He is ready! :)