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, July 25, 2008

The Miracle Of Life!

No news on the adoption front................but there is news on the "Granny front"! We're half way through the wait for our first grand baby. I went with Tim and Anna to their Dr. appointment today. It was sonogram day! Time to check and make sure the little peanut is developing well and hopefully find out the sex. We did find out the sex.........


IT'S A BOY!!!!!!!!


The Dr says everything looks good! The little guy was just kicking up a storm! Such an amazing thing to see! Mamma, Daddy and baby are doing great! Anna's ready to start shopping for nursery things now since they know for sure a little boy's on the way.



Happy Mamma showing off her baby "pooch".

The Dr says the little guy is 12oz right now.



And here he is in all his glory! What a miracle he is!

An absolute Blessing!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Could It Possibly Be....There's a Light At the End of Our Tunnel?


Today we have gotten a glimmer of hope. A family with our agency just received PGN approval without having a Birth Mother interview!!!!! Our agency doesn't know if it was a fluke or if PGN is finally ready to start letting some of these cases go. I'm praying PGN has not found just cause to continue the interviews. Please Lord, let that be the case! We are so ready for some forward movement in our case!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

While I Wasn't Looking

I am sad to say, while I have been obsessing over getting our little Nola home, I have been missing some of the blessings I am usually in awe of. I love the flowers in my flower garden. I look forward to the green sprouts appearing every spring and the soon to follow buds and blossoms. This year has brought a first to our yard. Our Mimosa tree has finally bloomed! I think I planted this little thing about ten years ago. For the first few years, the branches always died in the winter and new growth came up from the roots in the spring. The fifth year it finally put out new growth on the branches that were there from the year before. The sixth year, my sweet hubby was mowing on a rather damp evening..............and you guessed it, the mower slipped down the hill and he mowed down my little Mimosa tree. I really had given up ever seeing those beautiful delicate pink blooms, but this year it has finally happened!



I don't know why, but I have always loved these trees! There aren't many around here, but they are very abundant in the south. They are just beautiful growing wild along the wooded roadsides in the early summer. Now I have that beauty in my own yard!

These are just a few of my favorite Day Lilies. They're beautiful and they can live through anything! Anything that can thrive in our hard as a rock clay soil is pretty amazing.

I'm reminding myself, and all who read, not to live life so blinded that we miss these beautiful gifts we have been given!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Back Home Again In Indiana

Well our time with Nola flew by much too fast! And saying goodbye was no easier this time than it was the first time. We had such a wonderful time in Guatemala I hated to see it end. We left knowing how difficult waiting for news of our birth mother's location will be and the anticipation of that news will be ever present. We're praying the wait won't be too long, but there is no way to know.
Here are a few more pictures of our trip.........

Our foster mother Ingrid with her son Javier

"What's a girl gotta do to get some sleep around here?"

Love that smile!!!!!

Praying that God will take control of our situation. Asking that He guides our birth mother to the people who will assist her in completing the interview needed to fulfill the requirements of PGN.....Amen.

Gordon Mote - Don't Miss the Glory