Saturday, July 4, 2009

July 4th, 2009

I'm sitting here drinking my "early" morning coffee, and Brian is off to run the Peachtree Road Race 10k, and as I sit here,  I just think about all things that we're so thankful for this past year. Today is our 1 year anniversary when we were "officially" on Cathwel's wait list for a referral. The one thing I remember a year ago, and was so heavy on my heart at that time, she was coming sooner than what our agency quoted us and the chatting on the adoption boards.  I knew would not receive a referral in 2008, so I could not wait for 2008 to end!  I kept saying to myself and out loud at times "Come on 2009"!!!   This July 4th, we have been so blessed, and we have come so far.   We have a baby girl, Ellie is absolutely beautiful, and we cannot wait to hold her forever! Were SO close to bringing her home, and I'm getting a little nervous.  I'm having these "gut" feelings that something is about to happen!   It's a good nervous, but I've never realize how well of an organized person I am until this past year.  Maybe it's a mommy thing, now if I can get Brian to be more organize:))  I just like to know "what's coming down the pipeline" and prepare for it.  I guess I just need to go ahead and throw that out the window:))

What a day of celebration?  We have our beautiful daughter that were expecting, and we have wonderful support from our family, friends & new friends in Taiwan.  I've always taken a moment to stop think about our "freedom" and I'm very thankful for those men and women in the military that are serving our country to bring us freedom, and protect our country!  These men and women are amazing individuals, they're away from their families in arms way.  Some return home to their families, and some do not!!!  Thank you for serving our country!!!   God Bless America!!!!


QingLu Mama said...

Ellie is just beautiful! Bringing home your child is so exciting and also so nerve racking and there is so much to prepare for! I hope you get through the courts quickly!

QingLu Mama said...

Hey there! We are with Journey's of the Heart. Looks like our hearing dates were really close though, ours was May 20.
And yes...dragging is exactly how it feels! I am so ready to get some news of a ruling, as I know you are! Maybe updates will come soon at least...that will keep me moderatly happy - for a weekend anyway!
Thanks for your comments too!

Lisa said...


Hope you don't mind me stopping by; I spotted a comment you made on another friend's blog and was curious.....and I'm so glad I peeked as I LOVE celebrating a new family!

Congratulations on your beautiful baby girl. Oh, those cheeks....could get lost in those!

I so hope your process goes quickly and she is home in your arms soon. As a Mama to two kiddos through the blessing of international adoption, I know well the anxieties and ultimate joys that come with this journey. I am excited for your family!

P.S. That's my friend Jen there who left the other comments....she is AWESOME and I'm praying her good news comes any minute now!!

lorabelle said...

Sounds like your nesting Mama!
Thinking about you...

lorabelle said...

Did you ever get the email that I sent to you regarding your questions about the temple?