Monday, December 27, 2010

Post #60

Ok so call me crazy :) but I have been waiting to post anything until we got a date and because this will be post #60 on our blog. I know crazy! Anyway the day that we have been waiting for since the day that we got submitted has arrived. Nancy called me this morning to tell me that our facilitator in country emailed her to let her know that our date is February 14th @ 9 a.m. yep that's right Happy Valentines day!!! :) We will leave on the 11th. I am so super excited, I can not wait!!! We have our SDA appt exactly 7 weeks from today! :)

Friday, December 17, 2010

still waiting...

We are still waiting to hear from the girls country on a date for us to come over. To say that we have been patiently waiting would be a lie. I long to hold my beautiful girls in my arms, to show them the love they so deserve. To do so many things with them that they wouldn't normally be able to do. As Christmas approaches my heart is hurting more because I know where they are and I know where they will spend Christmas. I made a few Christmas cards with the girls picture on them and hung it on the Christmas tree, and Andrew's son and daughter picked out ornaments for the girls to have on the tree. We have a tradition that each year the kids get a new ornament, and even though they are not with us, they too get a new ornament. They have a family that loves them and longs for them to be home we just happen to be a few thousand miles away right now. We will soon have them and our arms and soon they will be in our arms and I can not wait for that day to come!

I hope my next post will be that we have been given a date until then I hope each of you have a blessed day!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

A child's heart

As most of you seen we posted a coca~cola sled fundraiser a few days ago, along with posting it on here, I posted it on facebook, and then I set up at the local grocery store and sold chances. We drew today, and Mandy Shemwell is now the proud owner of a sled, which by the way they can use today since it is snowing like crazy outside right now.

We set up(at the grocery store) last Saturday the 4th and then I set up Friday(10th) and Saturday(11th). I tried to remind everyone that was putting in for a "chance" to win a sled what they were really doing was having a part in saving the life of two little girls that will be coming to a HOME and will be orphans no more. We live in a small town so most everyone that came in the store were people that we know, yesterday (Saturday the 11th) a lady I love dearly, worked with for a long time, and who is raising her grandson who is a sever diabetic came in with her grandson. I hadn't seen her in a while so she didn't know that we were adopting, so I told her the whole story hehe and so she gave $5 dollars for 6 chances and then a $15 dollar donation. Over the rest of the day more people came in and more people entered to win the sled. I was about to pack up and head home and in walks the little boy and he came up to the table and stood. I asked him what he was doing, how his day had been, and he told me. As he was walking away, to go get the sodas that his grandmother sent him in to get, he came back to the table and handed me a dollar and I told him I said your grandmother has already put in and he said yeah I know but my uncle gave me 11 dollars for Christmas and I wanted to give a dollar to your girls. Awwwww I mean he is a child and he gets it. I mean I had a dollar thrown at me earlier, and yes thrown at me, and said I guess I'll give a dollar, I even had funny stories about some of the people that came in, I can't tell you how many people wanted to know "what" we were adopting I mean really we had pictures of the girls all over the place. But for this child who got 11 dollars as a Christmas gift from his uncle, who could have easily spent it on a toy, spent it on candy, or whatever he wanted to he chose to give it to Ellee and Johannah to help bring them home. He left and went and bought his sodas and left, but as he left the store he had the biggest smile on his face, and walked a little taller and he should by all means have the biggest smile on his face and he should walk taller. :) Hence the title "A Child's Heart"

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Feeling like I should post...

Not much really to post, but I feel I need to post something lol... Just waiting right now, tomorrow will be a week since we were submitted to the girls' country, the next step will be getting a travel date. I guess right now the big things that are happening would be the fundraisers that we have going on. One is the Coca~Cola Sled that was featured in the post before this one, the Pampered Chef has been extended until Friday so only 2 more days, and of course beautiful jewelry through Picky Gal on Etsy. Lots of great items for Christmas!

Christmas is only 24 days away and  This year All I Want For Christmas is my daughters to be happy, to be safe, have a loving family, to never have to worry about being wet, hungry, cold, never go to bed without an I Love You, a kiss and a hug. I never want them to be scared alone again. I want them to know when they get up in the morning they have a family waiting to greet them. I can't wait until we get "the call" that tells us our travel date, I can't wait until the day that I write the blog post "Gotcha Day" I can't wait until I write the blog post that says "On our way home" and I can't wait until the day I write the post that says "We're Home!!!"

Please be in prayer for us as many things will be taking place over the next couple of weeks!

*Oh I thought I had nothing to post lol ;)