Saturday, May 22, 2010

It's not about me :)

Wow today was great. Drove around Eastern Kentucky and saw many great sites, and everyone that we stopped at I kept thinking about how great it will be when we get Ellee and Hannah to take them to these places. Also got a great deal on two great car seats. Paid 20 bucks for two carseats that look practically brand new. As we were driving around and looking at different yard sells all I could think about is there items there the girls' will need or want. I have never been the type that needs flashy things or designer clothes but for so long when I go places it was about me and what I wanted or needed, but now everytime I shop it is all about Hannah and Ellee.

We are still waiting on quite a few things to come through so hopefully we will soon have a travel date, and be ready to go. I am so excited and can't wait. God is really teaching me patience, but that is ok because the outcome will be such a blessing.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

A little late...

Kinda crazy I know, but I just remembered I didn't post on Mother's Day. Even though this Mother's Day I didn't have my girls with me, I thought about them all day and I know that I am already a mother and that is super special. I walked in the choir room that morning, at church, and one of my dearest friends who is like a mom to me, said "Happy Mother's Day, you've been waiting a long time to hear that" and it brought tears to my eyes to know that the journey of trying so long for a baby for so long is about to be over, and the new journey of being a mom is about to begin. WOW!!! I can't wait!!!! :)

Friday, May 7, 2010

Finished painting the girl's room

Finished painting the girls room tonight. Now just to get their beds and bedding and get it all set up. Still trying to decide if I am going to do the wood letters to spell out their name or get the creative expressions letters and put them on the wall. I am leaning more towards the creative expressions. Tomorrow my plan is to clean the floors, put the new blinds up, put up their bookshelf, and their kitchen and dress up areas that was given to me by my friend Amy.

Can not believe that it is just a few short months away, before I will have my daughters here. I almost said until I am a mother, but I feel like I am a mother already. I have been trying to imagine how life is going to be after the girls get here, and I just keep thinking of how wonderful life is going to be.

So many people have asked how they can donate to help us so I added a donate button tonight. You are able to donate straight to that account and it will go towards the cost of paperwork, and then of course travel, lodging, visas and medicals for the girls, and so much more towards the adoption.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Can't wait

As I sit here on a Saturday morning and listen to the rain come down, and the thunder rolling, it makes me think of my little girls. I know it sounds crazy, but I can't wait until the day that we are able to stay home due to rain, stay in our pjs all day and watch cartoons, read stories, and play all day. As someone who has been wanting to be a mom for so long, those are some of the things that I look forward to.

Next month will be our first trip and I can not believe that it has come so fast. I was talking to my mom last night she told me that she is getting more and more anxious to meet her granddaughters and it was funny because she said "Grandma is ready to meet my grandaughters," My mom never wanted to be called Grandma she wanted to be called mamaw or memaw, but never grandma. I think that has changed ;-)...

As it gets closer I truly feel like a kid in a candy store. :)