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

Saturday, November 1, 2008

I Can't Believe It's November 1st

Where has this year gone? It's unbelievable to me that November is here already! We had an absolutely wonderful beginning to the month. This morning, I met with several others from our church who have committed to participating in a mini marathon in May (yea, that means I'm doing it too). You know, ........I should have warned you before I put that news out there. In case you weren't sitting down, you could have had a chance to do so. Then we could have avoided that hysterical laughter that leads to wobbly legs and subsequent falling. I'm sorry if I have caused any of you to injure yourselves in a fall.
Now, I didn't say I was running in a mini, only participating. We have six months to train and hopefully by then I'll be in good enough shape to walk some and run some................that's the plan anyway. We met at Shakamak State Park and walked a couple of miles. It was just beautiful out there! We came back to a fantastic breakfast (thanks Alice and Carol and everyone who was there). It was a great start to a hopefully successful training season.

Last night, we had "trunk-or-treat" in our church parking lot. What a fun time! It's the first year we've done it and it was a huge success. Maria had a good time passing out treats. She's not much into dressing up for trick-or-treating and we don't have many kids come to our house so it was a great alternative for us.

We have no news on Nola. I received a call from an organization I contacted hoping to send some support through them to the hogar. I was told, unfortunately, they no longer support the hogar where Nola is staying. The actions of the hogar director have caused them to withdraw their support. I was told the director takes the donations and sells them for her own gain. I had heard that from others but hoped it wasn't true. We're praying the judge rules soon and allows Nola to go back to her foster family.

3 comments:

Eric and Michelle said...

I am still praying Pam :)

howie mama said...

I am so glad to hear you have some news. I know just getting a phone call can be helpful-at least a temporary "information" fix. We adopted with FTIA too. I hope things move quickly for your family.

Eric and Michelle said...

Pam I sent this e mail out this morning and want to include you but I do not have your e mail address:

Dear ones:

I have a little project I want to do. I want to make a prayer poster/bullietin board with pictures of the adoptive families I have connected with. I am hoping each of you will e mail me a family photo with everyones names so I can make a visual image of everyone I am praying for. Also include a picture of who you are "waiting for" if you have one. This will one day be replaced with a praise poster when everyone is HOME!

e mail me @ michelleselent@marykay.com

if you would like to participate

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