This week I am really struggling with the wait for our LOA, day 85, uggggg. Hoping for next week!!! I was thrilled to receive these pics from Diana this morning. I am so thankful that we are able to get pictures so often as some waiting parents only get one update the entire time they wait! She Read More >>
Archives for November 2011
The Craziness Continues:)
We were able to have Thanksgiving at our house with all the cousins, aunts, uncles, grandmother on Jeff's side of the family plus just a few of Hank's family, Granddaddy and Ms. Joyce.Granddaddy counts ALL our children as his grandchildren, they all love him so. ALOT of people and ALOT of fun. Read More >>
My Name Is Paige, My Family Is Crazy……
This afternoon we attempted to take our Christmas family picture....Madeline had just woken up from a nap and she was having NOTHING to do with it.....so we improvised.....they are in dire need of being photoshopped! ok now she is ready to play with her big brothers and sisters, even though Read More >>
Madeline's preschool teacher stopped me today to tell me that Madeline melted her heart :) Madeline told her that when her Mommy leaves her room at night after "she puts me to bed, I open my shutter on the window and pray to God". It does not get much sweeter than that!! Read More >>
Madeline Is In Her New Room:)
Madeline and Janie's room is finally finished! Madeline was so excited to sleep in it, she has gotten me up every night since for one thing or another:). I'm hoping tonight is the big night she does not wake me up, fingers crossed. She is so proud of herself sleeping upstairs! Janie's blanket just Read More >>
I just read this on a friend's blog and love it.....so speaks to me .This is from The Red Sea Rules by Robert J Morgan.... 'At the moment of their greatest perplexity, the Red Sea divided before them and they took their first hesitant steps into the midst of the piled up waters, timidly Read More >>
How Do You…….
explain the all consuming wait for a child you really don't even know......Yet love with all your heart I can't.....it is hard.... With Madeline we did not see her picture until 8 weeks before we traveled and THAT seemed like a long time. We have been looking at Janie's picture for over a year Read More >>
Janie Knows She Has a Family!
This morning I received many pictures of Janie opening her care package from us...I have been waiting all month to see these! Get ready there are a lot:) QingZhong with her foster family, so very thankful to have a picture of her with them so she will always have it. Looking at her new family, I Read More >>
Happy Family Day Madeline!!
It has been 4 years today that we finally held our little Madeline. What a four years it has been....mostly absolute joy in raising her yet many rocky times as she has dealt with learning to completely trust us after not being cared for as an infant in the way a child NEEDS to be cared Read More >>
Ralph is Home!
I am so very thankful to have my cat back. I went to bed last night crying and so sad for my Ralph. John David and I had searched an area pretty far from our house because someone had called and thought Ralph had been in their front yard. John David was so hopeful. After we could not find him we Read More >>