Saturday, November 29, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
On a happier note! Alina is headed off to NYC tomorrow for her Macy's adventure! The band, in uniform, marched through the halls of the high school yesterday. My beautiful kids in my class were so overjoyed to see it that one of them actually burst into tears! What an amazing blessing to see the innocence and excitement and how little it takes to bring them true happiness! I love what I do!
Keep your eyes on the Macy's Parade! Feel the Teal and watch for the West Johnston High School Marching Band! They are the last high school band to march and will be near the end...and if you happen to see the teeny tiniest mellophone player (it looks like a giant trumpet), give a cheer, that's my Alina! .....and of course, in our house filled with a bassoon, mellophone, trumpet, french horn, oboe, piano, trombone, snare drum, guitar, clarinet, flute.......we all can't help but wonder, what will the new little brother want to play...and will our beautiful little Ethiopian addition someday too be able to march in the wonderful American tradition that is Macy's!?!
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Still working on all of the paperwork...all of the authentications came back with the necessary seals from the Secretary of State, with the exception of one. The notary didn't do things exactly as needed, so the fix on that one will take a week or two....but all in all, the butterflies in my tummy tell me we are closer and closer everyday to bringing him home!
I am trying to maintain my composure....I want to paint and decorate, like bringing home a new baby!...breathe.....be patient....breathe....I know that the waiting could take months, but I want a picture of his face, and I want to hear the sound of his name,.....is it possible that the waiting will be easier once I have the referral with all of the details in my hot little hands? I guess for those of you out there reading this who know me, you are laughing hysterically...I am not, nor will I ever be even remotely close to being the most patient person in the world....
So...for now! Wow! We have made it to the Ethiopian Program in only two months!!!!! Fantastic!
Sunday, November 2, 2008
I don't know what bothers me more...the loss of the camera, or the fact that another child is carrying around my camera with pictures of me and my children....pictures that were to be the first photos my new son would see of his new family...
Praying for peace, and forgiveness, ........and a new camera.....
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Tessa had a great time on the band trip to Towson, MD too....We got to have a giant slumber party in a school gym! About 100 high school girls, a few mommies, and TK...ahhhh the joy! (and very little sleep).
This is one of my favorite pictures of all time!!!! My two grown up girls, Beth and Alina!!!!! I am amazed at their beauty, inside and out!
That's my boy!!!!! We did the family camping trip this summer, and Steven had such a great time! It is always my favorite few days of the year....Can't wait to head to the mountains again next summer....hoping we can work it in around our trip to Ethiopia (hopefully, Beth and I will be traveling together).