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    One year – Live the adventure God gives you

    One year ago today I had a conversation with a social worker at an adoption placing agency and verbally committed to adorable little brown eyed baby from Latin America. About a week prior, I had come to the heartbreak realization that as much as my heart wanted to believe that laws would change in R, the reality was that the law was the law.  Almost immediately after coming to peace with that realization, I also decided (after A LOT of prayer and thinking and more prayer) that I would switch countries in the adoption process. One year ago, yesterday, another adoptive Mama, who had just arrived home with her daughter from…

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    Referral – My girl is amazing

    This week could not have ended any better.  After a (somewhat quiet) day at work, I arrived home to this most wonderful packet at my door.  Inside contained a very VERY important folder containing the official referral information on my girl. It’s really nothing I didn’t already know.  Some things made me cry.  Her little life certainly did not have an easy start.  I knew that she had arrived at the orphanage in a unfortunate way, but reading the details breaks my heart. I want so much to just take her in my arms and bring her into a life full of unconditional love and the care that she needs…

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    Finish it up – March Miracles

    This is a month of Miracles.(not just madness!)  The tagline #marchmiracles has been used regularly around the group where Josie has a grant set up.  Reece’s Rainbow has been raising funds for kids who are waiting for families.  Giving them the miracle of a grant to hopefully help when they get their miracle of finding a family.   This is a very special month, full of miracles already!  The month started with the best miracle.My girl’s birthday.A celebration of the miracle that she is. March also has another special day.  A day dedicated just for individuals with Down syndrome.Trisomy 21 is the ‘label’ for the main form of Down syndrome. …

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    Three

    My tiny girl with her chunky little cheeks. Her baby face.  Her bitty hands. She turns three today. Three. She will be ‘celebrating’ her LAST birthday alone. I was really hoping and praying to have been with her for this birthday  but as I am continually reminding myself throughout this process….it’s all in His timing. But, I am SO.CLOSE. Every day it seems there is something else that moves us one step closer.A letter, a new piece of information, the next set of ‘things to do’ from the agency.   It’s like that sprint at the end of the race… I feel like I started sprinting last week and the finish…