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I am a Christ-follower; wife to Chris; and mother to two beautiful daughters, Lilliana and Emmalyn.
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Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Anniversary!


6 years ago today (yes on Christmas Eve!) I was lucky enough to marry my best friend.

Chris, I love you very much! I am so thankful for every moment we've shared. Thank you for always being there for me. I am so excited to see how God continues to work in our lives and what He has in store for us!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Thursday, December 16, 2010

2:36 p.m.


At 2:36 p.m. today our sweet Lilliana Grace turns three years old. Where does the time go?

How did this little bitty girl.....


turn into this big girl?

(And for our first hilarious moment with a three-year-old, this morning we went in her room to wake her up by singing Happy Birthday. About halfway through the song, she rolled over and said, "Not now!" I am pretty sure she is just turning three and not sixteen!)



Friday, December 10, 2010

Adoption = Rollercoaster, part 2

Well today was a much, much better day than yesterday. And it ended on a high note!

A new employment letter is in the mail and should be here by Monday.

Fingers crossed that it is correct this time!

"May the Lord be praised, for He has heard the sound of my pleading ... Therefore my heart rejoices, and I praise Him with my song." Psalm 28:6-7

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Adoption = Rollercoaster


Today's Rollercoaster
High: We finally got Chris's new employment letter.

Low: Saw that a couple of things were missing.

High: Prayed they would accept it anyway, scanned it and e-mailed it to Gladney.

Low: Caseworker calls. The letter is a no-go. Also learn we may have to update medicals before we can update homestudy. Medicals don't expire until late January and we can't have physicals before then or our insurance won't cover it. That would mean another 2ish months before we would be back on the waitlist.

High: After discussion with caseworker, we do not have to wait for medicals to update homestudy as long as we can get it updated before our medicals expire.

Low: Realize it took Chris's employer almost two weeks to get us a letter last time. So, I typed up the entire letter for them so all they would have to do is print it on company letterhead, sign it, and make sure the notary signs it the same day. Praying that will happen tomorrow and they will overnight it to us.

Right now I am stuck in a low. My prayer is that tomorrow brings good news. Leaning on this: "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11, ESV

Even though I've never seen your face, I miss you sweet child of mine. I know someday, many years from now, we will look back at this time of waiting and know it's purpose.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A New Venture


Since things have been slow with the adoption, my good friend Vanessa and I have decided to try something new. So we opened an etsy shop.

See the new etsy link in my sidebar to the right -------------------->

Come check us out! We will be adding more stuff soon!