Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Reason #8,509,222 that I love my husband

Jeff's company had a going away event tonight for someone who was leaving the company. When Jeff got home he told me that there was a guy there that he didn't know asking him a million questions like 'Why did you adopt from China?' and 'Why do you have so many kids?' I asked Jeff what he said to the guy and he told me that he said, 'I got to the point in my life where I realized what was really important.' Thank You God, for blessing me with a man who sees the world the way that I do. Love him!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

A fellow Baoji Mom's Fundraiser

This beautiful family has a son from Baoji, where Cecilia is. He came home in 2007 and they are now in the process of adopting a beautiful little girl. When they travel to adopt her they will be visiting Baoji. Branda has offered to take pictures of babies who have been matched to families. I am so hoping that she's able to get us a picture of our sweet Cece! Check out her giveaway. She has some great things!

Days Made of Now: BIG giveaway!: "This has been fun, very fun . Initially this whole giveaway started out small, with just a couple of items, and I was good with that. But so..."

Friday, May 20, 2011

Formally Introducing...

We finally have a name...


We bounced from Isabel to Cecilia to Arabella but the kids kept calling her Cece so we went back to Cecilia. Faith is was an obvious choice because this adoption is a walk in faith. I love that we have 'by grace through faith' (Allie's middle name and Cecilia's middle name). We didn't plan it this way but the other three have middle names from the bible...Elizabeth, Daniel & Selah. I love that!

We received some updated measurements today from our agency. At 21 months, Cecilia is 22 pounds and just under 30 inches. She has 12 teeth. At 41 months, Coralie is about 22 pounds and 33.5 inches. They are very close in size. Cecilia may surpass Coralie before we get her home!

We also received our log in date this week-5/17 (Brady's adoption day!). It took longer than we'd hoped but at least we are logged in and have a date to start counting from. My agency is hopeful we'll get LOA in 4 weeks but I am thinking it will be more like 8 or 9. We know it's all in God's Hands and we know His timing is perfect. Please Lord, let me learn patience during this adoption because I really don't want to have to go through this again. I love adoption and I really love my blessings but I am so weary of the adoption process and all the angst that comes with it.

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Depraved Indifference

This really spoke to me.