Monday, April 19, 2010

First Step... Admitting You Have A Problem

So, I have admitted it, I have a problem. What is this problem? Buying things for a child whom I don't have yet nor do I know is a boy, girl, both, how big, how small, etc. I still get the GREATEST joy and pleasure from buying our miracle things though! My dear friend Neesa works at Gymboree on weekends and throughout the summer and she got a huge discount this weekend and since the new boy line (which I could make work for a girl too since I am not into the big bows or all pink) is ELEPHANTS, I had to get stuff! How exciting is that for this elephant crazed lady! Now, mind you my camera isn't working right and things are a little blurred and look very blue when they're more turquoise, but I still had to share!

So this was on my desk this morning when I got to school. It's a Time For Kids Magazine. Neesa wrote Mama Emily on the big elephant and Baby Ava/Carter on the baby elephant! Neesa is too sweet! I think I have changed everyone's thinking when they see elephants, they think of me! (Which I think is good?!?!)

This is the adorable blanket with elephants... love it!

Here are the too cute socks!

Here's the little hat and sleeper. :)

This has to be my favorite! It's says Mommy's Little Peanut! I can't quit smiling when I see that!

I couldn't leave Adam out and this isn't elephant but it's yellow with a monkey on it. (I know you can't tell in the horrible pic) Too cute too!!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The Power of Faith

Ever have those times when you need a pick me up? Well, for some reason lately I have felt a need. I picked up the Bible tonight and opened up to this scripture and it filled me up. The Lord truly knows what we need doesn't He? I needed this and thought I would share.

Mark 11:22-24

22: And Jesus answering saith unto them Have faith in God (that says a lot in a few words huh?)

23: For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.

24: Therefore I say unto you, what things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

Verse 24 really stuck out to me. We have been praying for our home to have a child in it for about three years now. There are so many times I just want to give up but reading things like that help me so much. Don't get me wrong, I pray for a lot more than just us and our family and this really helps for those things too! I hope maybe it helped some of you who might have needed to remember the power of faith.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Another Present & An Update

In shopping at Heartstrings HUGE sale, I found this adorable picture frame with elephants on it, so you know I had to get it! I hated it didn't say "I love my Mommy" but I guess Adam needs some love too! Yes, it is blue, but if I have a girl, she will be required to LOVE BLUE (She will be a UK fan no matter what) :)

Update: Recently when I have been praying for our little miracle and the outstanding birth parents (yes, I believe they are a part of our miracle too and I have the utmost respect for them) I have been thinking of this lawyer here in town who helped some people we go to church with find their child several years ago. Now, I knew this man from my high school days when I dated his son. (Small world huh?) Anyway, he would come before me every time I prayed, so I finally worked up the courage to call him last week. We wanted him to be our adoption attorney anyway, so that was my ice breaker. We talked about that and what we needed to do when the time comes, but then I asked him if he was still in a position where he heard of people who were putting their children in adoption where we could do a private one and he said yes. We then talked a long time and we had a great conversation. He took my cell phone number and said to keep it on as sometimes things happen fast. (Wouldn't that be great!) He said he would use all the resources he could. He did say now that I've talked to him I'll get pregnant because that has happened a lot. I did laugh out loud and told him that would be a complete and utter miracle and scientists would be shocked! :)

Now, this is just another window God has opened up for us. Whether or not we actually get a child through this lawyer (which would be so much cheaper) or through our agency isn't a big deal, we just want our miracle. This is just another possibility. I believe we'll be the proud parents of a great blessing from God, but who knows when it will be. Yes, I can get so discouraged sometimes (and I do cry and scream in private) and I can be so impatient, but I am reminded daily how God truly knows best and will give us only the things we can handle. (Although, He must think I am a little stronger than I feel) :) Once that precious gift is in my arms, I know none of this will matter!

Please continue to remember us in your prayers. I know there is a lot of trouble going on in people's lives and this may seem tiny to some, but it's through daily prayers that we have made it through this much of the process.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Did You Know?

While at a training at the adoption agency we had to play a game where we guessed what famous people were adopted. Then while browsing the internet Alicia found a list of those famous people, so I thought I would share. This isn't all of them, but I listed most of the ones I found very interesting!

1. Aristotle
2. Daunte Culpepper (football player)
3. Michael Oher (from The Blind Side)
4. Faith Hill
5. George Washington Carver
6. John Lennon
7. Melissa Gilbert
8. Nancy Reagan
9. President Gerald Ford
10. President Bill Clinton
11. Sarah McLachan
12. Shania Twain
13. John Hancock
14. Scott Hamilton (figure skater)
15. Andrew Jackson
16. James Naismith (basketball guru)
17. Babe Ruth
19. Dave Thomas (yes the Wendy's guy)
20. Marilyn Monroe
21. Harry Caray
22. Jamie Foxx
23. Edgar Allen Poe
24. Malcolm X
25. Jesse Jackson

There are also A LOT of famous adoptive parents, other than Brad and Angelina! You can check those out if you want on line so I don't bore you to tears!! Just thought this was a great piece of info to share!