Friday, November 20, 2009

I like to move it move it....

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 13, 2009

I finally did it.

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


We called to verify and we are #8/7 on the list. WAHOOO!!

Another Rumor

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

"Ment to be"

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.


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

To my Korean Princess


Hey baby girl, Dad here. Just wanted to let you know that we are still waiting for you and we haven't given up on Korea sending you home. It has been one year since we sent in our official application to show we were ready to bring a sweet baby girl into our home. I often dream about you, my first dream I was able to see your face and put you in your crib after rocking you to sleep. I knew right then we were on the right track and that God was preparing the lives of two wonderful people to cross paths and share the blessing of bringing you into this world. I am sorry that your biological mother will not be able to care for you personally. However, know that she is taking care of you by placing you with our family and that she has faith that we will take care of you as well as she would if she was able. Some will ask why you look differently than your parents and your brothers, know that you will always be able to tell them that "I am a child of God, and that I do like my brothers (future sister) and parents." Sweetheart, I am counting down to the time where mom and I can come to you, take you into our warm embrace, and carry you to your new home. Don't worry about the future, who you are, or where you come from. Dad plans on teaching you Korean and about your heritage so that one day, you will be able to know and understand that part of your life. As often as permits we will go as a family to Korea, and maybe your aunt Insook will let you come stay at her house so you can get to know part of Daddy's Korean family. Sweet Angel, I long to hold you in my arms, I can't wait to be there for the tea parties, the dress up, and your first date. I can not promise that I won't be to embarrassing, I will try to keep my distance. Would you say two car lengths behind will be sufficient? Love you, and am dreaming about you.