We are in the dreaded wait now. The one where everyone keeps asking, "Now, where are you guys at?" We are waiting for our match. The baby God has chosen to join our family. I've spent my days wondering how I might raise the remaining funds for our adoption. We have $2,000 more to go and I've been bargain shopping to help save some additional money for our adoption fees. This week I scored a crib in excellant condition at $35.00 dollars. It's a far cry from the cherry crib I have dreamt of, but the price was right and it converts to a daybed and has a nice mattress. It appears to be about 5 years old and is white. I figure it just saved us about $219.00 as I was planning on spending close to $300 for a 4 in 1 crib. The next things I need are..more cloth diapers, excersaucer, rocking chair, car seat, stroller and clothes!
I WISH my SIL would have held onto some of her things for the baby, I had asked her to but with them moving it was proving difficult to keep the clutter, so here I am out shopping the garage sale scene hoping to score some goods! We are planning a community dinner/fundraiser for June 20th and music in the evening as a BYOB event. I'm also planning a rummage sale for next weekend with my parents and hope that we have some GREAT sales!
So I continue to pray, pray for so many wonderful things in my life and I pray that North Korea will remain peaceful and not disrupt anything with our adoption and we can get our baby home soon! I pray that the light is at the end of the tunnel, I can see it from a distance and I pray that God blesses us with what we have been yearning for. I continue to cherish the moments I have with my son, knowing that our family dynamic will be changed soon and my new journey will begin. I pray that we hear something from the last of the grants we applied for. I also pray for all the children out there waiting to come home to their forever families~~
Friday, May 8, 2009
Is the hardest thing I've ever had to do. The last thing I said to my Grandpa was "I'll see you later" I never said bye because I know someday we will be together again. I created this Montage in his memory for the memorial service. Some pictures are blurry but my Grandma really wanted them in there and I honored her wishes. I'll cherish our memories forever!