Thursday, October 28, 2010

Private Blog

I will be posting to my private blog during travel. Many of you already have the link if you don't please email me at wow lucky mama @ gmail dot com

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Travel Call

We are leaving for Korea this weekend!!!! Wahoooooooo!!!!!!!! After two long years I will finally be kissing my sweet daughter on Tuesday!

She has a VISA!

My baby girl has her first VISA! Everything is in order now we just wait for the phone to ring. Come on TC!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Paperwork issue resolved!

I'm holding my breath that everything from here will go smoothly. RING PHONE RING I'm ready to go kiss my girl!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

EP approval and paperwork snafu

So our EP has been approved. Unfortunately there is a mix up on the US side with paperwork. We are trying to get things sorted out so we can travel in the next two weeks. Please pray that things will get straightened our.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Wall

***Warning*** Honest post ahead.

I feel like I am running a marathon right now. Seriously this is an emotional marathon. This is one of the hardest things I have ever had to do. The problem is everytime I get close to the finish line it gets moved a little beyond sight again. I'm tired. I'm emotionally tired. I'm mentally tired. I'm just tired.

The latest news is that the Ministry who is processing that last bit of paperwork is undergoing a periodic audit. Things have slowed down, not stopped completely, but slowed down. I was really thinking I would be submitted for EP with my group of "Marcher" friends. But our group was broken up. I'm hurting for my friends. I'm sad that things are slowing again. I just want to get out of this race. I am not going to quit my daugter is waiting at the finish line.

I'm trying to emotionally invest in the final preperations for my baby girls arrival in my family, but I just can't seem to do it. I go through the motions of getting things ready I am working on the finishing touches of her room. I just can't seem to believe that it is going to happen. I think I have shut myself off from trying to see the finish line.

I know that she is worth all of this and more. I know that I will one day forget about this hurt. I know one day I will hold my girl in my arms. I am just so tired.

I am trying to stay up beat and positive but I've probably cried more about this in the last month and a half then the whole rest of the nealry two years we have been at this.

So there it is I'm laying my hurt out there for everyone to read. Thanks for listening.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

7 months

We have been waiting 7 months today since we first say baby girls face. I really really really think I will hug her lovable little self before 8 months. A family from our agency that was submitted for EP just 20 days before us is traveling this friday. SOOOO we could be traveling around October 25th. Knock on wood. Knock on wood. Knock on wood.

Versatile Blogger Award

My friend Michelle over at Soul 2 Seoul awarded me with The Versatile Blogger Award. I'm flattered. I haven't been posting much lately because I don't want this blog to get whiney and full of complaints. So a big thank you goes out the Michelle. She just recently came home with her super adorable son Maddyx from South Korea. She has been really good about sharing the ups and downs of this journey and I have benefitted from her openness so a big thanks to her! 

About the versatile blogger award:
- You thank and link back to the person who gave you the award.
- Share 7 things about yourself.
- Pass the award along to 7 other bloggers that you think are great!

Here are my seven things about me

1. My name is Ari. It's pronounced like Mary without an M. I was named after the hero in this book. My mother was reading it when she was pregnant with me. She wanted me to grow up and be a protector of children so she named me Ari. 

2. I was a pediatric dental assistant in a past life. I worked from the time I was 17 till I was 22 in a pediatric dental clinic. I LOVED it! I love being a mommy even more.

3. I am a crazy mom. Before I had kids I would look at some moms and think wow they really need to let this thing or the other go. I never thought I would be a crazy mom but the more I walk down this parenting adventure the more I realize I'm just a little batty. I am into breast-feeding, baby wearing, cloth diapering, and (get this) I homeschool. I guess I am an attachment parent. So now I look at those "crazy mom's" with respect. 

4. I I love old school crafts like embroidery and knitting. I love the feeling of something handmade by someone I love. My grandmother has made me washcloths and I love cleaning my dishes with them. I love having homemade cosy goodness to wrap my kids in. While I would love to have lots of time to craft I admit that I don't do a lot of crafting myself. I have these two amazing aunties who have supplied me with wonderful hats, blankets, socks, and even bigs and burp cloths for my kids. 

5. I am the "Queen of Popcorn." I make popcorn so well people come over to my house just for the popcorn. 

6. I was born and raised in the country and I heart the smell of fresh cut alfalfa. 

7. I am a big believer in CPR. I think everyone should take CPR classes. I am always telling people that you never know when you might need to know CPR. I was once told that you will probably use CPR on someone you love not a stranger that turned out to be true for me. See the story under the medical stuff topic on my sidebar. 

So now I get to give 7 people this blog award. The lucky ladies are.....

1. Kim at Seon-Mi-Kyung. She is an adoptive mom and an adult adoptee. Her blog is full of gorgeous pictures of her kids and lots of real mom moments which I love to read.

2. Heidi over at Dream of Dragons. She is an adoptive mom of a super cute little man and waiting on her daughters referral. I started reading her blog while I was waiting for our referral. Just seeing her home with her little man made the whole thing seem real and attainable. 

3. Kayla at Together we make a family. I started folowing Kalya's journey shortly before she traveled to Korea to bring home sweet Matthew. He is a handsome little man and Kayla seems to be able to write from her heart about adoption related things. 

4. Rita who wrights Chris and Rita News. She is celebrating her one year referral anniversary. My how time flies. I'm happy to report that baby J is home and seems to be doing very well. 

5. Robyn at Three Northern Stars. Robyn is a few months ahead of me in the adoption process but our families have a very similar makeup. She has been a good friend to me in the wait. 

6. Tomi over at Forever With Kai. She just got home a few days ago from Korea with her darling son. I have enjoyed reading all about her time in Korea. 

7. Finally to my little sister Karli at The Grand Adventures of Mr. and Mrs. Yota Truck. Karli is my younger sister and she is expecting her first baby in December. I love her and can't wait to welcome Miss Sesame (nick-name) into the world.