Thursday, September 29, 2011

Thursday Message for Little B

It's almost 5:00 a.m. where you are now and you will probably be waking to a new morning soon. The high for you is 70 degrees and there will be rain for most of your day. As you are waking up I will be going to bed and, as always, I will kiss your picture and tell you goodnight (maybe I should be saying "good morning")? As I sleep I will dream of meeting you and holding you (as I will soon) and you, having no idea of my existence will play with other children (maybe in the little ball pit or with the plastic kitten or the ball?). I hope that you have fun today and that maybe you get to watch the rain out of a window and hear the music of it landing on the glass. I hope someone reads to you and holds you, but most of all I hope that you laugh and that you feel loved...


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Congrats Tracey!!

My fellow pre-adoptive mom Tracey became an ADOPTIVE mom today!! Congratulations to you and little Vera. I am overjoyed with your good news. You really deserve all the wonderful things coming your way (and so does she). I am dancing with joy for you both.

much love.


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Life is Good and Friends are Sweet!

Thank you everyone for your sweetness and thoughfulness. We have so many wonderful friends! I especially want thank CP for using her birthday as an opportunity to gather gifts for the orphanage! Your kindness and generosity is beyond words and leaves me with tears in my eyes and a super warm heart. I am very very happy.



Thursday, September 15, 2011

Wednesday Report

I spent the day yesterday working on the visa stuff and making some travel arrangements. I was surprised at the complexity of the visa application (addresses and phone numbers for past jobs and schools...dang) but managed to get it all mailed out by the end of the day. It made for a stressful day but ended it by lounging on the couch after a hot bath with a book. We also have our flights scheduled and a tentative hotel arrangement. The rest is done by the agency! I do have some phone calls to make but all in all things are moving right along!

thanks for following!


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Happy Anniversary!!

We will meet the Little B on our 19th anniversary!! So happy to have travel dates in hand! Tomorrow I send off the Visa paperwork!


Monday, September 12, 2011

No News- According to My Opinion

They always say "no news is good news" but frankly I think "no news" kinda blows.


Thursday, September 8, 2011

Dear B

Hi Little B,

It's kind of killing me knowing that you are there and I am here. I think about you all day every day wondering what you are doing. I watch the's bed are's mid are playing (I hope). I can't wait to meet you. Every day seems so long. Every day without knowing when we will see you and hold you and know that you are our girl seems like an eternity. I hope we know something next week. Until then I will kiss your picture every morning and every night and wish you the best of dreams and the best of days.


Monday, September 5, 2011


One thing that I always found helpful when looking at the blogs of others was the adoption timeline. It helped me to know what to expect (realizing that all agencies and regions worked completely different). Because of this I have decided to add a timeline to the sidebar. I have to say that my sidebar is getting quite full! I might have to take a few things off...maybe...I do love reading the blogs of others...and the gadgets are pretty fun...on second thought I think I will leave it alone. I hope other PAPs find the timeline as helpful as I did!


Friday, September 2, 2011

Patience is indeed a virtue

Things are moving along a little bit. This is a portion of the latest email:

"Have a great weekend and holiday as next week we get the ball rolling for a first trip!"

We've have also started working on paperwork that we will need before the second trip so we can stay ahead of the game.

The blasted Monday holiday is a blessing (for my need to relax) and a hindrance to our work here...but all good things come to those who wait.

I know in my heart that this can't me more true than it is today.

I can't wait to meet this baby girl.


Thursday, September 1, 2011

Letter to the Universe

Dear Universe,

I am ready to meet my girl. Can you make that happen? She needs a mama and daddy and we need her even more. Can you give that to us Universe? Pretty please?