Christmas is coming. It is our favorite holiday and time of year. There is nothing like seeing the houses lit up and all the decorations throughout town. It really puts us in the spirit. We are hoping that next year will will add an extra twinkling light- a baby. We have been at this process for one year now. We keep having faith that God will provide for us. In the meantime, we celebrate with all of our friends and family and thank God for all his blessings.
Happy Halloween all!! It’s a nice cool sunny day here in NY and we love seeing all the kids in the neighborhood out trick or treating. We’ve seen some Disney princesses, Spiderman, witches, vampires, and Star Wars characters. One of the cutest was the little baby dressed up as a lion in his stroller. What innocence! Bill and I look forward to more trick or treaters coming and hope that next year we will have a little one in costume. #waitingtoadopt
September is a big month to celebrate birthdays with our family and our friends. While we do not have birthdays this month, two nieces and two nephews along with Bill’s mom, Mary’s brother, and a few close friends have celebrations. Yes, it’s a busy time for us but we enjoy it no matter what. Plus, the best part – there is a lot of birthday cakes to go around!
Be strong! It is something many of us hear throughout the course of our lives. We hear it when we are children in some way, when we are teenagers going through the motions, when we are adults looking for jobs, mates, etc. We also hear it in good times and bad. We have so many people telling us to be strong, as we look to adopt. We also have to remember that this strength goes for the birthparents as well. They are the strong ones – probably stronger than us. They are choosing adoption. They are choosing what is in the best interest of their child. So when someone tells us to be strong, I thank them, but I also tell them to pray for all birth parents- that they be strong too. For it is their strength that will allow Bill and I to become parents.
Summer is almost here and so many wonderful events are coming up. One of Mary’s aunts will turn 100 tomorrow and then her mom celebrates a birthday in a few days. We also have our niece’s kindergarten graduation and her first dance recital. We also await the birth of one nephew and a niece or nephew. Plus. there will be many gathering with friends and family. Yes, summer will be busy, but it also make us grateful for what we have in life. We hope to add a new addition ourselves. For now we thank God for all of our blessings.
Great dinner and dessert with good friends last night. Yummy chocolate peanut butter fondue too! Today there was some much spent fun time with my mom’s dog, Sugar. I don’t know any dog that does not like a good belly rub. Sugar was a rescue who was left at the side of the road in Georgia. After being scooped up, I saw her online and it was love at first sight for my mom. She could not have a better home.
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