"Take an action each day that alleviates suffering in the world. Bring light into darkness."
-Angeles Arrien

Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished:
If you're alive, it isn't.
--- Richard Bach

I have come to realize more and more that the greatest disease and the greatest suffering is to be unwanted, unloved, uncared for, to be shunned by everybody, to be just nobody [to no one]
--Mother Teresa

We were not separated at your birth.
It was the moment at which we began our journey toward each other
-Nancy McGuire Roche

Sunday, June 29, 2008

My babies are getting sooo BIG!!

First time eating cereal with milk,bowls and spoons.

What's a lion say?

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Referral day

Very special day today,June 7th. This day was kind of like the "BIRTH" of our children. It was the very first time we saw their faces and learned they were going to be ours. This was the day of our referral. Here is a description of that day last year. http://wwwjourneytoourdestiny.blogspot.com/2007/07/june-7th-i-got-call-on-my-cell-phone.html
What a truly wonderful moment. I will never forget the joy I felt. We are so very blessed to have these children in our lives. They are even more wonderful then I could have ever hoped for.They both bring so much JOY to our lives everyday. I could not imagine life without them and barely remember what it was like before they joined our family. I often wonder what we did to deserve such a gift? We are very lucky to have found each other half way around the world. They needed us and we needed them. What a perfect match.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

You know you are an adoptive mother

Stole this from another blog because it is so true!!

You know you are an adoptive mother (or you should be!) if:

1. The fact that there are 143 million children without a parent to kiss them goodnight has ever made you lose sleep.
2. You realize DNA has nothing to do with love and family.
3. You can't watch Adoption Stories on TLC without sobbing.
4. The fact that if 7% of Christians adopted 1 child, there would be no orphans in the world is convicting to you.
5. You spend free time surfing blogs about families who have experienced the blessing of adoption.
6. It drives you crazy when people ask you about your adopted child's "real" parents.
7. You have ever been "pregnant" with your adoptive child longer than it takes an elephant to give birth (2 years!)
8. You had no idea how you would afford to adopt but stepped out in faith anyway knowing where God calls you He will provide.
9. You have ever taken a airplane ride half way around the world with a child you just met.
10. You believe God's heart is for adoption.
11. You realize that welcoming a child into your heart and family is one of the most important legacy's you could ever leave on this earth.
12. You shudder when people say your child is so lucky that you adopted them, knowing full well you are the blessed one to have them in your life.
13. You know what the word Dossier means and you can actually pronounce it!
14. You have welcomed a social worker into the most private parts of your life.