Monday, June 30, 2014

Okay, as promised, new photo!!  This one is from March!!  She is getting so much hair!!

Thank you so much for the donations for my little girl!!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Blessings

Hello!!  I have not posted for awhile because I have had some roadblocks in my way, and have felt massively discouraged.  However, there have been some blessings in my life recently, that make me feel confident again in my path.

A lovely lady I have never met in person has started to do what she can to encourage others to donate to "Violet".  I have a new job that is fulfilling and makes me happy, and everyone there is very excited to hear that I am adopting, even though it will mean I have to take a couple of short leaves of absence complete the adoption.  I feel more supported than ever.

I have a new picture of "Violet", and I am going to share it once my FSP reaches $1700.00...I cannot wait to show it...she is just adorable!! 

I appreciate all the support, both financial, prayerful, and emotional...this is a really daunting road for anybody, but twice as hard for a single person!!  Thank you all!!

A special Thank you to Miranda!  I really appreciate you!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

I Can Post a Picture!!!

I am so excited!!!  Hopscotch Adoptions, my wonderful adoption agency, has given me the information that I can post a pic of my little girl, as long as I don't reveal her birth date, real name, or country of origin!!  So, everyone, here is a picture of my "Violet".
I am so in love!!

Ali

Monday, August 12, 2013

After much soul searching...

After much soul searching and some failed attempts, I have committed to adopt a little girl in Eastern Europe (I am not allowed, by her country's rules, to say which country).  I feel very badly that my other attempts failed, and will keep these children in my prayers forever...but I do feel as though "Violet" was meant to be mine.  I felt connections with the other girls I attempted to commit to, and fell in love with them...but it seems so much stronger this time.  I am dying to share her pictures and the video sent to me from Hopscotch Adoptions, my new agency, but I am not allowed!!  I can tell you that she will be 2 years old in September, just 9 days after my sister's 44th!!  She has Down syndrome.  They say she is very sensitive and likes attention. Well, Violet, there are not other children in this house so you will be the center of attention!!  I am working on getting my dossier together and getting my home study updated...it will take at least a couple of months.  I am so excited to be able to call her my daughter...I always loved the word daughter...from the time I was a little girl it always sounded so pretty to me!!  I am keeping Gerri's pic on this blog hoping people will pray for her...I really feel sad that I was unable to complete the adoption with her, but hopefully she will find a terrific family in another country.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Calm

"Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them." Mark 11:24

As I sit here in the silence by the light of the Christmas tree (yes, the tree is still up) I read posts and stories from others on facebook who are in the same boat as I am.  I am grateful for them, because we all pray for each other, and we are all support for each other.  Support is so important...it can be the calm in the storm.  I had a breakdown at work the other night.  I was in tears for a good portion of the 12.5 hour shift, and feeling depressed and in a fog.  I did not think I could handle the next night, and they were kind enough to let me stay home on call and not call me in...they could not possibly know how much that meant to me...and I got a lot of rest, did a lot of praying, and felt rejuvenated in the morning.  Every time I pray for all of us and the children that we will all be able to complete our adoptions, I am filled with an amazing sense of peace.  Is it God telling me that my prayers are answered, or is it just me following my own advice?  I have a pretty little pewter necklace around the rear view mirror of my Honda CR-V that is a flying angel...on her side it says "Let go and let God".  I have always believed this statement, and have spent the last few years devoid of worry because I believe it.  I am no longer worried.  Will I still be able to adopt the little angel I believe is my daughter.  I don't know. But I have to believe that if I cannot, that she is meant to be cared for by someone else who will love her as much as I already do.  

So, for those of you of faith, please continue to pray for all of us entangled in this mess.  For those of you who are not spiritual or religious (and I have many friends and family that are not, and they are of equal value to me) please continue to send good thoughts our way.  You will never know how much it is appreciated by us all...could you also send good vibes and prayers for the Russian citizens who are rallying for their children to be adopted??  They put themselves in great peril to fight for the children, and they need protecting!

Hold tight, "Gerri"...I am doing everything in my power to get to you soon!!!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas!!


I am doing some Christmas "baking" and listening to Celtic Ladies on the Stereo singing Christmas carols.  I am thinking of my little girl in R and just hoping someone is holding her and singing to her now.  I hope she is warm and well fed.  Most of all, I hope I will be able to continue with my adoption.

I am hopeful.  I don't believe for a second that I was meant to go through all of this and not be able to bring her home.  I trust in God that things will work out for the best.  I still have a little nagging fear, however...I guess I am human after all!!  Know this, little princess, I will do everything in my power to come and bring you home to a loving forever family.  You are loved.  You are cherished.  I want you as much as I did the second I laid eyes on your picture, and I know that prayer works, which I cannot wait to teach you someday soon!!  Keep your chin up, little angel!!  Mummy is coming!!!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Prayers needed

Hello all...I am a bad blogger...first of all, I have the feeling sometimes that nobody wants to hear what I have to say, and well...I do work full time and am in college again!!

Anyway, I have a lot more of the paperwork together and will be sending it off this week.  I need to get a hold of my social worker and meet with her...so there is some movement in my process.  There has been some stories in the news today, however, that the Russian government may ban US adoptions of Russian children...so I am asking for prayers that this does not happen.  Not just for my adoption, but for all the other children who are more likely to get a family in the US than in their native land...

I am going to keep my chin up and proceed as if I will be able to complete my adoption, but as always, prayers are appreciated.  All of us in this process could use a Christmas miracle!!

I hope everyone has a great holiday season and a fantastic new year.  I plan to!!!  Thanks again for all your support!!  You are all eternally appreciated and loved!!
 
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