Tuesday, February 3, 2009


It has only been 3 weeks today from the time we recieved our referral. Feels like an eternity! I keep thinking of projects to get done before Grace comes home. My list just keeps getting longer. Poor Terry! My house has been cleaned and organized inside and out. Painting projects along with some remodeling downstairs. Seems I keep finding more things to do around here. Im truely nesting! A trip to Florida would be nice...warm sun...a beach to relax on! auhhhh I guess i can dream right. Our word for 2007-08-09 seems to be "wait". Waiting is something Im not so great at. Although I have had to learn that no one can control this process, and all we can do is wait, ...wait on others to do all the paper work that is necessary to bring our little girl home. This is one of the hardest and yet joyful times in our lives. This process is truely in Gods hands. He has designed it all every single step of the way. He knew long before that we would be little Gracies family. Every child deserves a place they can call home, and a family that loves them forever and ever!


Erin said...

I saw your comment on my blog about us now having to travel. DON'T WORRY! I see that you are with Holt and nothing has changed...if you are planning on escorting I am sure you will still be able to do so. Evidently, our agency's waiting program has as a requirement that you travel, but they failed to tell us that until last week. I know with Holt you can definitely escort! Loved seeing the care package that you sent to your sweet baby girl, too! :)

Krista Westrum said...

Hi Tina!
Everything sounds so exciting! I tried sending you an email but for some reason they kept getting returned, so I thought I'd try writing on here. I sent a package to you last week and I'm really hoping it gets there soon! It was last Friday so it should be any day now! I'm so excited to hear what you think of what I included! How exciting it's a little girl and I just happen to work at a children's store. She is going to be so spoiled! I hope to hear from you soon on whether or not you've received your package! Loads of love!

Rhea Anne said...

Hello Tina, I saw that you were following our blog and I was so excitied. I am reading your journey now. How neat!!! We are also using Holt. Your little girl is so cute!!! I can't wait to get our referral. I understand "WAIT" has been our word of the year for about 4 and 1/2 or so. God is good and I know his plans for us all is just perfect. I am so excitied to watch your journey to bringing Grace home. Blessings, :)

Rach@In His Hands said...

Hello! I found your blog through Erin and wanted to say hi! Congrats on your new little girl - she is so precious!
We are over 8 months into our wait for a referral for our little one. We can't wait to hear the news!
Blessings to you,

Christine and Travis said...

Hi Tina! Thanks for saying hi on our blog. I love to follow other's adoptions, and Grace is so beautiful! Congratulations! I hope this time of waiting moves quickly for you. I'm going to link your blog from ours--if you have a problem with that, just let me know! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Hi Tina its Kaycee i hope grace gets there soon!! I know the dancers at the Studio will love her!! Lots of Love
Kaycee Curtis :D :)