Thursday, January 20, 2011

Another milestone!

Ok, not regarding the adoption, but my 17 yo got his DRIVERS LICENSE yesterday! Woohooooooo!

He already took himself for an allergy shot today and now he is going to the library for a while to work on an assignment (homeschooled)!

Way to go Josh!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

When it rains..... pours!

I am in tears as I write this! I am so blessed beyond belief!

Oh my goodness, can it be.......                                                                  

I need to catch my breath.

Today in the mail I got a letter from Show Hope. I knew it was the letter that would tell me we were not chosen for a grant. I didn't even want to open it. (I know you know what's coming here!) Whenn I opened it, it said " Dear Brian and Bridget,
......we are pleased to  inform you........"

Wow. Right there I couldn't even go on. First, finally getting our TA, then getting this! $3000. Wow. I don't even know how to express my gratitude. Wow.

Monday, January 17, 2011


Woohoo! FINALLY!
Lookin to get my son on Valentines Day!!!
I'll find out forsure in the next day or two!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Still waiting

..with no news. And no, no news is not good news! I am trying to stay busy and not stalk the computer. You know, refreshing my email every couple of minutes and such.

It's been pretty easy for me to kinda redirect my mind when I'd be obsessing during this adoption, and tell myself that it's really all in God's timing and I can accept that. Life goes so much smoother for me when I am content with God being in control. But this wait for travel approval is killing me!

I think about trying to pull a donkey by a leash when he does not want to go. He digs his heals in the ground and fights you every inch of the way. Eventually he gets to where he needs to be, but the trip was exhausting, for him and his owner. Now, if he just resigns himself and walks along with the master.....

Monday, January 10, 2011

See you at the finish line!

Last March I ran my first 5 K. It was called the Blarney Run and me and Brian did it together. I started out toward the front of the pack and little by little people passed me." Hey, you go gf!" "see ya at the finishline!" Ok then.
It reminds me alot of this adoption. It was a forerunner. I'm waiting right now for my TA.12/23 was my A5 pick up.  Last week people were getting theirs who were art 5 after me. Today people got theirs who are art 5 after me. While I am happy that their race is nearing the finish line, I'm getting tired of my run and want to see that finish line too!