Monday, October 13, 2008
I am truly sorry that I have not blogged in awhile. Here is a picture of my family. There is myself, my husband Dale, our 13 year old Ty, and our 5 year old Aidan. It has been a crazy last week at my house with paper work and of course the OU vs Texas game. Yes we went to the game. It was an amazing experience, a sad game, but amazing none the less. I have all of the paperwork for the home study done. Now I am working on Lifeline paperwork. It is sometimes hard to do paperwork when my husband is not here, but I'm still working on it. Slow but sure. When you have any doubts what you are doing the Lord will remind you! My 5 year old keeps asking me what his little sisters name is, he needs to know so he can tell his friends. He is my reminder. I just want to say how proud I am of the Oklahoma Hearts for Adoption gals. They are doing a fabulous job!
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Most of you already know we are adopting from China. There is a story behind it. My husband has been ready for quit some time, but I wasn't sure that I was. I was confused as to what we were suppose to be doing. I was not sure if I was to be a helper and a prayer for the other families in our church who have and are adopting or exactly what I was suppose to do. For about the last six months I have been researching different countries and adoption agencies. It seemed that everytime I thought oh yes I would like to adopt from there, the country would be temperary closed to adoption. This went on until about two and a half weeks ago. For three weeks in a row I would be singing on Sunday in church and would just start crying for what I thought was no reason. On Sunday September 14th I was crying so I closed my eyes and began to pray I wanted to know why. When I opened my eyes a beautiful little girl from China was staring me in the face. That is when I broke down and told my friend Connie that I was ready. The Lord will make you listen even if he has to smack you in the face every now and then. I now realize that as I was doing my research before that the reason every country was closed was because that was not where we were suppose to go. We are suppose to go to China!