Saturday, November 28, 2009

Oui, Oui...We're in Paris!!!!

We have survived our first long haul flight! Acutally, it wasn't bad at all...some yummy food and good movies...and one tin-tasting pill to give me 1.5 hours of sleep. We'll be off to Russia in about an hour.

The best part of the trip so far has been our wait in Toronto. I was so stressed about being on time that we arrived at Pearson and were through security with FIVE HOURS TO SPARE!!!!!! Needless to say we looked through every duty free shop known to man there. And my crazy type-A husband has never been more proud.

I can't believe that we're well on our way....

Keep on praying!!!!!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Here We Go!!!

By this time tomorrow I will be on a plane heading to Russia...hard to believe that 5years of begging and pleading with God to make me a mother have brought me here. Words just cannot express my gratefulness.

We still aren't quite sure what to expect while we're there...but we going with the confidence that God is guiding us every step of the way. He has proven that to us over and over and over again. Please continue to pray for us!

This is it!!!!!!!

Sunday, November 15, 2009


This is the post I have been waiting for...the reason I started blogging. And now that it's here, I can barely type the words. I simply can't believe that it's my turn. I can't believe that God has been so good to me. I can't believe that five years of tears and heartbreak have been wiped away in seeing one sweet litle face.

Okay, let me start from the beginning (I did start writing this post on Thursday):

This has been the most unbelievable week of my life. First, my best friend in the world gets engaged to the man of her dreams. When she called me to tell me she said "Did you get a call from Russia today?...Cause I got engaged." I laughed because we always said that because of the amazing way that our lives have paralleled each other, that these big events would happen together too.

Well, on Tuesday at 12:05pm, I got a call in my classroom. It was the school secretary saying that my husband was on the line. My stomach when into an immediate knot because I knew exactly why he was calling. So, with 20 8-year olds watching me, I listened to by husband tell me about a child that they were referring to us. I do not know how I kept from vomitting. All we had was a picture and his age. Our agency asked us if we wanted more information (OF COURSE!!!).

We waited for two days to receive more information on the little boy. I literally shut down because I was too scared to get my hopes up, just in case. While I'm not going to share any of the information that I received, I will tell you that he is a healthy and happy two year old who was born September 30th, 2007. The baby home sent us 17 pictures of this sweet boy to look at, a very uncommon blessing for us to receive! We prayed, and God spoke to our hearts. This little boy was the son we had been waiting for. We have decided to name him Jacob Alexander.

We will know our travel date to go and meet him tomorrow (hopefully). We'll spend a week getting to know him, then we'll return to Canada to wait for our court date. Our agency says to expect to have him home within three months. I don't think that day can come soon enough!

We covet your prayers over the next few days, weeks and months. We ask that you pray specifically for Jacob's health and well-being, as well as our own. Please pray for his caregivers. Please pray that our trips will be smooth and problem-free. And most of all, please join me in thanking the One who creates all joy is complete!!

"I am singing at the top of my lungs...I am SO FULL of answered prayer!"

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Legacy of an Adopted Child

This was a poem given to me by my bestie today...beautiful.


Once there were two women
Who never knew each other.
One you do not remember
The other you call Mother.

Two different lives
Shaped to make you one.
One became your guiding star
The other became your sun.

The first one gave you life
And the second taught you to live it.
The first gave you a need for love
The second was there to give it.

One gave you a nationality
The other gave you a name.
One gave you a talent
The other gave you aim.

One gave you emotions
The other calmed your fears.
One saw your first sweet smile
The other dried your tears.

One sought for you a home
That she could not provide.
The other prayed for a child
And her hope was not denied.

And now you ask me through your tears
The age old question unanswered through the years.
Heredity or environment
Which are you a product of?
Neither my Darling, neither.
Just two different kinds of Love.

Sunday, November 8, 2009


This has been one of the best days ever! I got the greatest call tonight from my Bestie letting me know that she is ENGAGED!! I'm so excited, I actually cried when she told me. I can't wait for the planning to begin...she's the most amazing girl future BFF-in-law is one lucky guy!!!