Sunday, February 28, 2010

Okay All You Readers

Now we have had our blog for almost two years and have loved that we have so many readers... We have a Live Feed that shows from where people are coming to our blog or from which country or state. We have noticed many new people are coming, which is awesome. However we do not know many of you. So I am asking that those who come and check us out, please leave a little detailed comment about who you are and how you found our blog (if you remember). Obviously you are learning about my little family and our adventure of bringing home our little angel from Korea. Please do not be shy, you know we are not... We are firm believers of making friends with whomever where ever. Thanks for coming and reading our blog, we can't wait to get to "know" you.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Blog Makeover Issues Resolved

What do you all think of the new look? Thanks Heather.

Monday, February 22, 2010


This song keeps running through my head today:

Be still, my soul: The Lord is on thy side;
With patience bear thy cross of grief or pain.
Leave to thy God to order and provide;
In ev’ry change he faithful will remain.
Be still, my soul: Thy best, thy heav’nly Friend
Thru thorny ways leads to a joyful end.

Be still, my soul: Thy God doth undertake
To guide the future as he has the past.
Thy hope, thy confidence let nothing shake;
All now mysterious shall be bright at last.
Be still, my soul: The waves and winds still know
His voice who ruled them while he dwelt below.

Be still, my soul: The hour is hast’ning on
When we shall be forever with the Lord,
When disappointment, grief, and fear are gone,
Sorrow forgot, love’s purest joys restored.
Be still, my soul: When change and tears are past,
All safe and blessed we shall meet at last.

Katharina von Schlegel, b. 1697 translated Jane Borthwick

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Blog Makeover Issues

I'm having blog makeover issues..... Don't mind me while I try to figure this out!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


To everyone who responded to my last post. I have been taught, encouraged, and helped more then I can express. I am much more calm. Thank you so much my friends!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


I'm feeling a little hopeless at this time and I really need some help. I need to know that this is going to happen. Sometimes I feel like I am not worthy of another child. I wonder if somehow the list is slowing down because I am not meant to have a daughter. SOOOOO all you lovely AAC families out there can you help me calm down. Would you mind sharing the last little bit of your journey? About how long was your wait from #6 to referral? Did you ever get scared that you would be the one it wouldn't happen for? What did you do to get through the wait? I would really appreciate the support. You can leave your comments here or just send them to my email. Some of you have my personal e-mail but if you don't I set up a blog e-mail. it is mathewsadoption @ hotmail . com.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

And the winner is.....

Karen and Juli Rich!!!!! Congrats ladies!

We are thrilled with the fact that we were able to raise $600 dollars toward our adoption fund. WAHOOO!!!! Thanks so much!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


SOOOO we are still waiting for our I600A approval. I am not loving this! I called AAC today and they said that USCIS has 90 days to approve our application. We are at the two month mark since we first sent it in. Not that we are in a big hurry for this right now because we are still #6. I am so hopeless right now. I am scared that this adoption is never going to happen. I have to tell myself fear is the antithesis of faith.