I'm a married mother of "3 1/2" ;) and the loves of my life are my faith and my family. I've grown in my faith over the last two years since my daughter's adoption, she is the reason why I started this blog in the first place, and I'm so looking forward to watching God move in my heart, and the hearts of others who follow along on our journey towards bringing home one of "the least of these". Special needs adoption is my mission field, whether I'm adopting a child myself, or helping other families get funded, or shouting for waiting children who need families to find them, and I hope you'll come along for the ride and watch what God can accomplish when we say yes to His command to care for the orphan, and go out into the world to be His hands and feet.

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Two Years After Adoption

Friday, February 3, 2012

Quick update :)

Wow life has been kinda crazy lately! (gee I wonder why? lol) I used to get bored during the day but lately there is always SOMETHING that needs to be done and I find myself wishing I had time to get bored! haha

Yesterday my hubby was off so we took a little drive to Nashville. First and foremost, we wanted to give our boys a family day, no computers, no tvs, no video games, just the 4 of us. A lot of people don't realize how much WORK an international adoption is! It's like a full time job in and of itself, and when you throw fundraising into the mix it becomes TWO full-time jobs! Sadly, that means that everything else tends to get put on the backburner and Dave and I have made a pact to never let one of those back burner "things" be quality time with our boys. Yes this adoption is an amazing journey, and yes we feel blessed to have been called to save our sweet girl and call her our daughter, but we also know that God would never want us to lose sight of the miracles that are right in front of us, our sons. They need mom and dad to be physically, mentally, and emotionally present...and it's tough to juggle that sometimes but we're making it happen. :)

While we were in Nashville, we stopped into the Down Syndrome Clinic at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital and met some wonderful people and got some really useful information. We're so grateful to be within a couple hours of what I consider to be one of the best children's hospitals there is. They also have an international adoption center, and you can have your child's medical report looked over by doctors who have experience in deciphering the jargon that is used by doctors abroad. I'm sure we'll be taking advantage of that pretty soon! If you want to find out more about Vandy's DS clinic or the international adoption center, I'll post links below.

We got home around 11pm last night, the kids were knocked out, I was wired and so was Dave so we decided to keep the momentum of quality going, and we decided to just hang out together in the living room and watch a couple movies. :) It was really nice to spend time together just the 2 of us. I'll admit though, during the 2nd movie I started working on a project for our unbirthday fundraiser....I'm sorry honey but there was no way the movie "Moneyball" was going to hold my interest. Not even Brad Pitt could keep me invested in a baseball flick! LOL

So, as for the project I was working on the the unbirthday party, I made the drink menu! It's really cute and has pictures for the kids to choose from, and I gave all the drinks Disney related named. It's going to be a dry event, so these drinks are "mocktails". I'm not a drinker, but on top of that I think it would be really hard to justify having an event that almost caters to children by using a Disney theme, and then serving alcohol...that's just not classy...lol

So, that's where we're at! Tomorrow I'm going to contact our agency and see what's going on with our visas, find out what I need to do, etc...so we're plugging along!

Don't forget about the gift basket giveaway my friend has offered up. Ten awesome gift baskets are up for grabs and the giveaway ends soon so check it out. Here is the link to that post:

http://love--conquers--all.blogspot.com/2012/01/guest-post-gift-basket-rafflegiveaway.html

if you repost the link on facebook, twitter, whatever...you get a free entry so tell your friends!

Have a great day!!!



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Vandy Links:
http://www.childrenshospital.vanderbilt.org/interior.php?mid=254

http://childrenshospital.vanderbilt.org/interior.php?mid=259

Anyone care to try a "Princess Jasmine"? Message me for the recipe! They are delish!



1 comment:

  1. We LOVE Vandy! Our son goes there frequently for his oncology check-ups and I agree that it is one of the best hosptials around! I am thankful we have it so close to be able to take our Jakob to when we get him home as well! Glad you had a good family day!! Time to treasure!

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