"We witness a miracle every time a child enters into life. But those who make their journey home across time & miles, growing within the hearts of those who wait to love them, are carried on the wings of destiny and placed among us by God's very own hands."--- Kristi Larson

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Friday, April 4, 2008

The power of prayer

There is alot to be said about this statement! Our CSS family has started a prayer chain and good things have been happening! I believe that every prayer is answered ,maybe not within our time frame but on his according to his plan. I have relinquished this adoption to God and designated him be the driver.But maybe I am still backseat driving a little!With that said ...Than why am I having these crazy dreams! When I was pregnant with both of my boy's ,I would have the craziest dreams! I would forget the baby at a store or look down in the stroller and see this tiny baby that I had forgotten to feed! This "paper pregnancy" is having the same effect but different dreams. My husband said of the 17 years that we have been married he has never heard me talk in my sleep . Poor thing ,I did it all night. Maybe its payback for all of the snoring that I have endured! The dreams are about not getting to the phone to get the call about the referral. I can hear it ringing and know that it is CSS but cannot find the phone. Someone that does dream analysis might say that it has to do with fear of missing the call. I have to admit I have been a slave to the phone ,caller i.d., and the house! I went out yesterday for a little outing with my Mom and it felt great! Despite the break ,I still had a restless night. I believed that when you are pregnant and you suffer from insomnia that is God's way of preparing you for the sleepless nights of motherhood ! Maybe our new daughter is a night owl! Let's hope not cause I am not!It is amazing to me the similarities of both "pregnancies".
On another note , I probably will not post everyday for now. I will do a weekly post unless something great happens! Have a great weekend!

Monday, March 31, 2008

Post # 1!

Well here it goes! This is my first attempt to join the world of bloggers! For those of you that do not know me this is quite a feat. I have spent so much time over this past year following the various blogs of families in the process of international adoption. These blogs have been so helpful supplying much needed information and hope . I felt this blog would be the least we could do for the families that are a few steps behind us on this great adventure. Kind of a "pay it forward" inspired blog! I hope that our blog serves as a great information tool for families either in the process or thinking about adoption. Although last weeks entry would have provided great info on how to remove a lego lodged in a 5 year old's nostril... I will spare you all the details!

All of the necessary paperwork is in Russia...and now the wait begins. For those of you that are not familiar with the waiting stage, I believe this will be one of the most difficult parts of the process. But after seeing all of the happy little faces of the children that are finally home,it will be well worth the wait! Now, I am going to attempt to throw myself into other projects to pass the time and pray that it goes by quickly!

One final note...Please pray for my mother -in- law. She is in her final stages of cancer. It is kind of bitter sweet to be excited about being blessed with a new little life , as someone else is leaving ours.