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
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 brings us so many things. Flowers blooming, BBQs, with friends and family, birthday and other celebrations. Somehow it goes by all to quickly. Bill and I are looking forward to seeing many of our families over the impending July 4th weekend. We look forward to hosting a small BBQ for our close friends. The best part is watching all of the children play. It is the small things like this we look forward to when we are blessed with a child. Warm summer nights, catching fireflies, toasting marshmallows- all the things we did as kids. So as we gear up for many summer celebrations, we will hope, pray, and hold onto our childhood memories- knowing that we too will be able to experience it all over again through the eyes of the child we are meant to adopt.
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.
Mother’s Day was a busy weekend. We had a great time celebrating with Bill’s family the night before Mother’s Day and then on the day itself, I took a quick study break to see my mom, sister-in-law, brother, and adorable niece. Sunday was a bit of a hard day for me, but Bill brightened it up with a beautiful bouquet of flowers. I also got a card from my niece and godson. I know in my heart of hearts, that next year will be different.
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.