Glory Be! She's FREE! We have a new Daughter!
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
The judge is requesting additional information pertaining to our daughter's birth family. A situation that will surely delay our case for several weeks. No new court date in sight.
We are sad, angry, frustrated, and more. I cannot get through one hour without breaking down in lonely tears.
I am not worrying about tomorrow, I have to focus on the moment. The next second.
Nothing really else to say.
Please pray for our family.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
I want to share a few encouraging words with you today!!!
Your sweet baby girl is just that – sweet! She is GENTLE and so very reserved. We tried our hardest to get her to laugh, but the more we tried the more scary we looked to her and I didn’t want to make her cry. We got great video and pictures of her. We blessed her and just stroked her hair and her arms. Her hair is soft and her eyes are amazing. She is one of those babies who just needs one on one attention and she will blossom and thrive. She is just tentative and scared when it comes to meeting new people or having a camera in her face. She is such a doll. She just stared deep into us the whole time. You can see a million questions swirling around in her head. I think she is probably very observant and inquisitive but too reserved to let you in on what she is thinking. You are the perfect family for her! We love her so much already!
Friday, June 5, 2009
Just wanted to touch base with you and tell you that I am still working on Ava's coming home outfit. I was "sick unto death" for about a week, and got behind on stuff - but I am back to the land of the living.
I was sitting here tonight, and it occurred to me that I had not caught up on your blog in a while, so I pulled it up and started reading. About halfway down the page, I froze. If there was ever a doubt that this dress was a divine appointment for me - trust me - there is no doubt.
My private label is named "Nana's Heart" in memory of my Mama - who passed away Feb. 12, 2005. Her absolute...no question about it...always gave the same answer to the question, "what is your favorite song" was His Eye is on the Sparrow. It was one of only two songs sung at her funeral, and it brings me comfort as no other song does. Hardly a day goes by that I don't hum at least a little of it. My favorite piano solo is an arrangement of it, and I am often asked to play it, because "it comes straight from the center of my heart" (my good friend told me that, and it was one of the best compliments I have ever received!)
Now I know that someone might argue that it is a popular song, and has had sort of a resurgence in recent years as some young Christian artists have performed it - it's probably also the favorite song of many people. But a baby's nursery done in sparrows? Please...that is a first for me. Mama would just go nuts over that. I wish I had thought of it!!!! I do not believe in coincidences, and I felt a little tap on my shoulder from my Heavenly Father as I read that blog entry.
Sorry this is so sappy - probably a sign that I should just go to bed! Anyway - just know that I haven't forgotten you - and yours. I have a couple of little index cards with "Ava" written on them stuck where I can see them often. I'm going to go pencil in the new court date - so I can lift up that day in prayer! And because I just know that the Lord is going to expedite things - I better get to smocking and praying FAST so that little one will have her dress in plenty of time.
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Melissa Greene, Bernie Herms, Richie Pena, Matthew West
Have you ever been too weak, too weak to stand, to weak to even try and understand
Every tear, every pain inside
Have you ever been knocked down, broken and tired, slipping away, losing the fire,
Stuck in your life, can’t ever seem to move on
You don’t have to be the one who see the way this all will end
All you got to do is take the next step, come on come on, and take the next step
When your losing the fight and the finish line’s too far away
All you got to do is take the next step just get back up and take the next step
Deep in your soul there’s a strength just to face one more day
Just take the next step
Have you ever been held, held by a peace, a peace that you can’t ever explain
A calm in the ache, joy that you feel inside
Have you ever been carried, lifted by arms standing you up, up off the ground letting you know that your never walking alone
You don’t have to be the one who sees the way this all will end
You can’t control the future and yesterday is gone, but the God who wrote your story is the God who moves you on.
Powerful. This is all I can say!
*** I can't seem to download this to my blog but you can listen to it HERE!