Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Update from Holt

We finally got our monthly email update from Holt this week. Im always scared to read them incase there will be some kind of delay. Usually they will work on a month of families at a time, but this last month they placed children with almost 3 months of families. If they can keep going with this speed we are looking at 3-6 months for placement (referral). This was a great email. We pray there are no hold ups. When this is finally reality I think I will faint!!

Friday, May 9, 2008

New Thoughts

Terry with his parents Bill and Janice.

Lately my heart has been sooper heavy with new feelings and thoughts. I have had a much higher level of concern for our babies birth mother. The other night I watched a movie called Juno (not a movie I recommend). It was about a very young girl that planned to give her baby up for adoption. The end of the show she gave birth, she did not want to see her baby at all. She just layed in the hospital bed and sobbed. The next day.. I was watching "A baby story" , and it showed a woman giving birth, the baby was layed on the womans belly, and her and her husband were filled with joy. Both these shows brought me into another level of concern for our baby and the birth mother. I know somewhere on the other side of the world there is a woman who is the birth mother of our child who is about to give birth probebly sometime in june or july. She is probebly in some kind of turmoil right now knowing that she will give up her new born baby. The grief she must feel is unimaginable to me. Also on the other hand there is our child...born on the other side of the world who will not be held by a mommy and daddy for many months after it's birth. This makes me sooo sad. When we had our children, it was the most joyous time in life. We would both cry with tears of Gratefullness to God. With our sweet little angel who will be born in Korea, this baby will not be in the arms of one that will love him/her like we will until we meet later..this is very hard for me to think about,...but untill then I have to trust that God will hold our baby right away, I have to trust that He will provide everything that our baby will need and more until we can. Adoption is a truely amazing experience! God's Great Plan!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

The Smell Of Spring!

The smell of spring brings so many exciting things. We just went through a busy time in life preparing for our Spring Dance Show we do every year. It was a huge success despite the blizzard that through us off and caused us to postpone to the next day. But all went great. The smell of spring also reminds us that we are going through another which will get us even closer to the day we meet our baby face to face. It has been a very long process and seems to be a long wait. We now have to update several things because it has been a year. We also need to change our china Imigration to Korea yet. WE got a reminder call this week to do that right away. When they get to our name in the pile that has to be changed or they will skip over us. So this week that is my goal to get these things all updated and changed. I have been thinking about the baby so much, as if Im pregnant! It still seems like a ways away, but I know this summer will keep us busy and time will go fast. We are hoping for a referal by Thanksgiving. Until then we all will just keep doing some fun things for this spring and summer time. I love my summers...with the kids and we can just enjoy and play!