This is the first you may have heard that my dh and I are going through the adoption process. Yipee! Finally a child. Well, if you have ever gone through the process or know of anyone who has, it is a LONG process (no pun intended). We were set on an international adoption specifically from Colombia, as that is where I am from. Are plans have been changed by fate, destiny, God. We were not accepted into the program for Colombia or any other Latin American country for reasons that I do not want to disclose here. So, we have decided to go the domestic route. Maybe we were meant to save a child here in the states. Maybe we were meant to have a baby and enjoy that experience if only once in our lifetime. Maybe we weren't meant to be parents of a sibling group. Whatever the reason, this is where we are at now. We have options and will begin to explore those options. I still hang onto my dream of being a mommy. And, I am waiting with lots of hope.
Hoping I will hold a little creation (baby or child) of my own someday.
For you moms out there, count your blessings everyday. No matter how frustrated or tired you may get, thank God for your precious babies.
Yesterday I received a beautiful card signed by a group of my scrapbooking/card making friends. The awesome part is that they all signed it that they missed me. I have only been part of the group for a short period of time and may have attended 6 crops or so. They don't know me forever but I open up pretty easily. I couldn't believe it. I have gotten emails from them too. It's so nice to be part of a group you really truly feel like you fit in with and each care about each other. You guys know who you are and you are AWESOME! I love you guys. I have to post the card when my camera is working so you should see the pic by end of week. Great job on the card Nanc.
Create some sunshine in someone else's life! Make it a surprise.
Yesterday, while simply relaxing and enjoying the beautiful day...all of a sudden there was an emergency we had to take care of. It affected 9 lives. We had to save them. No, they weren't kitties. No, they weren't puppies. No, they weren't children..well...in a way they were. They were babies! They were baby frogs. Ribbett, ribbett, ribbett. Maybe they were toads but nevertheless they were part of the froggy family and they had gotten lost from their home. They somehow found themselves in the bottom of one of our window wells. I think we found the mommy and her babies but no daddy. My husband took a small ladder into the window well. Poor little babies were terrified. They were jumpin' all around and did not want to be disturbed. I grabbed a deep bucket and one by one each baby frog was saved. My husband took them to the prairie behind us and let them loose on the rocks. Boing..one jumped right into the pond. The others were safe now back into their natural habitat. I should have had my camera. It was cute to see each baby frog jump out of the bucket and onto the the rocks. What a beautiful day. We saved 9 creations yesterday. Today, one more was added to the bunch.