Monday, May 31, 2010

Please God, let us pass tonight!

We are going to court for the 4th time tonight while we are sleeping! I am believing we will get a good report tomorrow!!! If you remember, please pray!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

So let's shoot for the 4th time!!!

Well, we didn't pass again!!! It seems like if anything crazy is going to happen it will happen to me! I tease my friends that I am the "freaky friend"! Our agency said that it is not common to not pass this many times but it has happened! Of course it will happen to us!!! Hopefully we will pass the 4th time. I know that God has a plan and I'm trying to rest in that!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Third times a charm?

So tonight while we sleep, the courts will meet AGAIN to see if we pass. Please Jesus let us pass and let his mom show up and be well!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Kindergarten Graduation and a fever!:(





Today was Max's Kindergarten graduation! I can't believe he is already going to the first grade! He is growing up so fast! I just love him and all her brings to our lives! The program was so cute and he did such a great year! We are so blessed to be able to send our kids to a school where they can recite Bible verses and sing about Jesus! I even got interviewed for the local TV station! I'm a hometown celebrity!!!:)

Max had so many people there to celebrate with him! He is a very blessed little boy to have so many people that love him! After graduation he had a gift card for McDonald's from Mama and Papa he wanted to spend so we went with Aunt Denise and Tony and Amos. Max wasn't playing much and he was sitting on my lap a lot. I thought he felt warm, but didn't think anything of it. When we got in the car he kept crying saying his "brain" hurt!:( And he was almost asleep! When we got home he had a fever and fell asleep on me! I enjoyed that part of it but felt so bad for him. He seems to be doing better now that the Motrin has kicked in. But I will attach some pics of our awesome little man Max!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

The rest of the song

When my friends and my family have left me,
I feel so ashamed and so cold,
Remind me you take broken things and turn them into BEAUTIFUL!!!


Even if my dreams have died, even if I don't survive,
I'll still worship you with all my life!!!!
Thank you for turning all the broken things in my life to beautiful and for my baby boy!

It never seems to end!

It seems like there is always something going on around here! We are in the midst of construction at our house and today a water line was installed in the new room. So somehow we only have HOT water coming out of some of the faucets. The poor kids had scolding hot baths tonight! Well actually, I put in the water and let it sit in the tub before I put the kids in! Then it appeared that our AC upstairs was not working correctly! And Joe has not been in the "best" mood! He is hardly in a bad mood so when he is in one it rocks my world! I don't know what to do with it except to keep pointing out he is in a bad mood! And he LOVES it when I do that!:)

We had a lot of family time today, took the kids swimming twice where Ella's ear was hurting. I'm pretty sure she has an infection! I'll have to get her into the dr. on Monday! Poor girl. And she had a softball game today. She did great made a great stop and got a good hit. It was very hot and we all got some sun today! We came home ate dinner and did baths and I went to TJ MAXX and to Target. Now I am in bed relaxing!

Tomorrow is church, my nephew Tony's birthday party at the skating rink and Ella's softball game! I am so glad school is almost out. Tuesday is Max's kindergarten graduation! I can't believe my little boy is going to be in 1st grade. He just doesn't seem old enough. And Thursday is Maya's preschool graduation and Ella's awards assembly and I can't do both and Joe will be gone!:( But Thursday is the last day and then our summer can begin.

I am excited to start the summer and not have a routine. I am excited to get my baby home hopefully this summer and start our lives as a family of 6. This journey has created so many emotions! From pure joy to pure sadness!!! I was listening to a song I have listened to 100 times in my car and Maya was in there with me listening and she said, "Mommy, this is baby Ade's song! Wise words from a 4 year old. It was right after the last postponed court date! Please pray that Thursday his mother is well enough to show up and that we pass! Here are some of the words to the song:

Feels like I've been here forever(waiting for a court date)
why can't you just intervene?
Do you see the tears keep falling,
And I'm falling apart at the seams,
But you never said the road would be easy
but you said that you would never leave,
You never promised that this life wasn't hard,
but you promised you'd take care of me,
So I'll stop searching for the answers,
I'll stop praying for an escape,
And I'll trust you God with where I am and believe that you will have your way

That is so much easier to sing than to actually do! Have a great night and love someone!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Awesome Dream!!!

So last night I had an awesome dream. I dreamed that little man was home with us and he was doing sooo good! And he loved us so much, he kept hugging and kissing me! I hope that is an indication of how it will be! We are just really praying that all goes well and his birth mom is feeling better by Thursday so she can make it to court! Please pray for me! We are having a fun day today! Andrea is coming over to play and then we are going to a cookout at the Seiter's tonight! Fun night!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

A Glimmer of Hope!!!

Well, last night was rough to say the least! I read in the Bible today about my eyes are dry from crying all my tears and my throat is dry and I need God! Something along those lines, but that is just how I felt last night! I think I cried all my tears! And totally FAILED whatever the Lord was trying to show me! I am thankful that He is merciful! Because last night I did not react in the way I should!

But..... today is a new day Praise the Lord and I am doing better. I took Maya down to Zona Rosa to play at Bounce House to get out a little bit and she needed to get out also. On top of our bad news yesterday she was HORRIBLE all day and was in lots of trouble! "Judy Attitudy" needs to go! :) But we had fun and when I came home I checked my email and Holt had emailed saying that the staff in Ethiopia had said his birth mom was sick and couldn't make it to court. So they are hoping she will be well by the 27th to show up! So let's pray she is well and can show up to court! It made me feel better that they know where she is. Anyway, I"m sure you are all tired of hearing this, but PLEASE PRAY that she shows up next THURSDAY!

I am having a nice afternoon, my nephew and his friends came over to watch Disney movies in our theatre so the kids are down there with them and I have a little break! Love those breaks! Have a great night!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Rescheduled Again!

Well, the baby's birth mom didn't show up and they rescheduled the date to the 27th! I really have nothing else to say! Pray for the 27th! Trying to stay positive!

I will serve YOU while I'm waiting!!!

So we wait! The work day is over in Ethiopia and we probably won't hear anything until later in the week. But my stomach is ALL nerves. I am just hoping that God will bless us with GOOD news this week! I keep thinking about "bugs" and I want him home bad! Pray for us as we wait! Have a great day! I will still serve the Lord while I'm waiting!!!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Jia








My good friend Sarah is in Korea as we speak snuggling her daughter! She will be 3 in June and she is precious! She is their 4th child, 3rd adopted child! I feel like it is my 3rd time adopting, it has been such an honor to walk this journey with Sarah! She has been sooooo helpful during our process! I like to say I'm an expert because I have been through this 3 times already! Seeing Sarah with her baby girl just gets me so excited to get our little man! I can't WAIT to get that call that we passed court and we can travel! I can't wait to hold him, look at his precious feet and just HUG him! This mamma needs her baby!!! We are praying for Sarah and TJ and Jia and the rest of the family for a smooth transition!

We got an update on the Ethiopia program. I am so thankful that we don't have to travel 2 times! Wow, that would be a lot! But I have to stay updated for the next time!:) But don't tell Joe yet! No really, let's just see how this one goes! After today with a sassy little boy, I'm not sure I can handle 5 kids!

We got to go see Ella's spring concert tonight at school. It was really cute! I was very impressed with how much the band had improved since Christmas! So fun. And there was an art show and Ella and Max both had pieces in the show! We were so proud! I'll post a few pics of what has been going on around here lately. Maya fell and busted her lip, the girls were messing around being funny and a pic of Max!

Have a great night and thanks for listening to me ramble!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Relinquishment Decree

Today I went to my sisters to play and when I came home I opened my email and found the Relinquishment Decree for baby boy! It made me really sad for his birth mom and his birth family! As a mom, I can't even imagine having to give my baby away due to finances or education! I hope that God puts a peace in heart that he is going to be well taken care of and loved very much! And so is she! I can't even begin to express the love and respect I feel towards her! She has given our family an amazing gift! She has shown us how to love in a sense!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

What's been going on while we wait!

So we are still waiting! As you read, we got rescheduled until the 18th and it was REALLY hard on me. I have tried to keep the mindset that he will come home when God wants him home! But that wasn't so easy on Thursday when we received the email. Then I was seeing a lot of families that their cases were heard on Monday and that they passed! I am so excited for those families and wondering why we didn't get that same call! But God is in control, not me!

Since we have been waiting we have been busy. They are busy building another room upstairs so all 4 kids can be together! We have had people in and out of our house like crazy! But the builders are great, they are like family! I like having them around! Can't wait to see the new room!

I had surgery on my foot and I have stitches and am in a bootie!!! Let me tell you, lots of fun! It was quite an experience since I was AWAKE the whole time! I get my stitches out on Friday and it's back to shoes! Woo-hoo! Little Maya had an accident yesterday she feel off a stool in the kitchen and landed with her mouth!:( She has a bruised gum and teeth and a BIG FAT lip with a nice gash in it! I feel so bad for her! But she is so tough! I knew she was hurt when she cried longer than 10 seconds!

J and I went to KC to Babies R Us and got little man a new stroller and a new car seat! I can't wait to put him in them. I just want to hold him and kiss him and let him meet his new family!

My good friend Sarah is in Korea as we speak bringing home her little girl Jia! SOOOOO excited to meet her on Monday when they come home! Can't wait to squeeze her! She is a doll.

My Mother's Day was awesome! My husband and kids spoiled me rotten! I am such a blessed girl!

Ella and Max have been busy with school and doing great! Pray for May 18th that we would pass court! We ALL want our baby home ASAP!!!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Rescheduled!!!:(

We just got an email that our court case was not heard today and was rescheduled for May 18th! I am bummed but know that God's timing is the best timing!!!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Tomorrow is the BIG DAY!!!

Tomorrow is our court date! Let's just hope and pray that we pass, that God has favor on us! We really want to get our little man home! And if we don't pass tomorrow, then I know that God's timing is perfect!!! But I really hope His timing is the same as mine!:)

Tomorrow will be a busy day. Maya has school, I have Mother's Day shopping to do, Maya's haircut and then I have to get a cyst cut out of my foot! YUCK!!! We will not know anything for up to a week I don't think. So this week shall be fun just waiting! If you think about it, pray for me tomorrow at 2 for my foot! I'll keep you posted!