The greatest experience, the one which shakes a soul with hopes and fears, the results of which are never ending, and incidentally, the one which pays the biggest dividends, is to be found in the adoption of children.
--Anonymous

Friday, May 30, 2008

Any Fellow Four Leaf Finders Out There?


For as long as I can remember, I have had a knack for finding four leaf clovers. I don't believe they're lucky charms or anything remotely close to that, I just enjoy finding them.

Mark and I decided to go for a walk last night after enjoying some strawberry shortcake; a small attempt at burning the extra calories. I had noticed several four leaf clovers as we were walking. For some reason my eyes are just drawn to them. I had commented to Mark that I had seen several when I looked down and found a whole patch! Not just four leaf ones, but five leaf ones also. Too bad they're not worth anything.

On the adoption front, PGN is finally moving! We heard from our agency that some cases have been released. Most of them had previos, but at least they're getting back on track. We were also told that while Birth Mother interviews were going on, the reviewers were still reviewing cases. That means there is a possibility that our case has made some progress during the time PGN was said to be closed. That was very welcome news! But the best news of all...........We're going for another visit trip!!!!! Mark set aside some of his separation pay to cover another visit and our pick up trip. We're taking Kelsey and Maria with us this time. I know Maria won't be too impressed with visiting another country, but I can't wait to see Kelsey's reaction. It will be a short stay, but my mood has already improved knowing that we'll get to spend some more time with our little Nola. Looking forward to the trip will make the wait for news from PGN much easier to take.

Nola with her snuggly blanket and little princess dress

from Josh and Ali.

4 comments:

Sandy said...

YEA!!! For some reason the wait is always easier when you have a visit to look forward to. It will be so much fun taking the other girls too!

The gFamily said...

YAY!! I am so happy that you are going again to visit Nola! It always helped put a smile on my face knowing that I could count the days until we were with our daughter again! I can't wait to see more pics of your precious Nola! I just think she is so beautiful!!

Jamie said...

Nola is just adorable! Thanks for checking in on me and the encouraging words. I wish we could go for a visit trip too!

Ferrick said...

Oh YAY!!! I am so happy for you. Love the princess dress, she is such a beautiful baby. Susie

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