and right now it looks like the waiting list likes to move to. We are now #7/6!!!!!!! I can't believe that we are finally getting close. I wonder now often about what sweet baby girl is doing. I'm sure she is being well cared for; but I wonder how she likes to fall asleep, what makes her smile, if she has sweet little baby fat rolls, if she has hair... I just love dreaming about my little girl. Also by popular request here is a photo of the sweet little outfit I picked up for Abeni. The little pants look black but they are navy blue. I am thinking she needs red shiny or gold ballet flats to go with it. Does anyone else have an opinion?
Friday, November 20, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
I finally did it. I went shopping and bought an outfit for Abeni. I think I have shown remarkable restraint to this point. I can't wait to see my little girl.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Do you think we moved up on the list again???? There is a rumor that says we did. Could we be #7/#8???????
Thursday, November 5, 2009
So adoption is complicated and has me thinking lots about deep and complicated situations. One of the things that has been on my thoughts lately is the phrase "this child was ment to be with our family." I have read the writings of adult adoptees on this very subject and they really struggle with how could an all good all loving God allow their birth family and themselves to suffer such a loss. I have been thinking on this and trying to sort this all out in my mind. I have come to the following conclusion. God is all good but we as people are not. He knows that we will make mistakes he knows that the birth families of children placed for adoption will not be able to parent them. Does that make it right? I don't think so. Does it make it part of his plan for the life of those involved I think so. I feel that God knows what will happen in our lives before it will happen. That does not eliminate our chances to choose for ourselves because we still can choose. For example if I know Miles is going to do something that doesn't mean he has to do it just that he will. So here are my feeling on if Abeni is "ment to be with our family."
1. God loves Abeni, her birth family, and our family.
2. God wants what is best for all of us.
3. God knows how Abeni will come to our family. He knows that there is hurt involved in that situation.
4. God does not want for any of his children to hurt.
So I think that it is part of God's plan for Abeni that she come into our family. I don't like the phrase "ment to be" because for me it oversimplifies a complicated situation.
Posted by Lucky Mama at 7:50 AM
As of monday we are #9 on the waiting list. There is a family on hold that will likely be on hold for a while longer so that makes us #8. The family who received their referral on Thursday is one of my online buddies. Congrats to Jamie and her family their little girl is such a sweet little thing with LOTS of hair.
Sunday, November 1, 2009