Wednesday, April 30, 2008
shared by Jamie at 8:31 AM
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Hi! We've been waiting for several days now to see our online profile up on our adoption agency's website and as of today ...it's up!! :) This means that birthmothers, etc. who are looking to place a baby can find us on the website too and don't just have to go into the agency to look at our books. It's really quite strange to log onto a website and see our smiling faces. It causes me to feel a little vulnerable...but I guess it's necessary for this journey.
Another fun thing...my mom and I painted the nursery yesterday! It looks beautiful and I thought we were done until I realized that the second gallon of paint is lighter than the first. :( You can see every roll I made "finishing up". Turns out they were created from two separate bases. Looks like I have more painting to do... Something else that's totally exciting to me is that I ordered our chair for the nursery too!!!! I'm so excited about this chair (you really have no idea)...it's black with white polka dots! It will fit right into my "bumble bee" theme. :) And it's SOOOO comfy!
Hope to have more good news to share again soon. Thanks for being patient with my enthusiasm for such small details, it's just that we have waited sooo long that every little bit that I get to do that I have only dreamed about doing in the past, is like the joy I felt on my very first Christmas morning! (that I remember) :)
shared by Jamie at 9:47 AM
Saturday, April 19, 2008
A potential birthmother that we had to decide to pass on showing our portfolio to. She's in a difficult situation and could use some special prayers I'm sure. She's due in 2 weeks!!
shared by Jamie at 7:11 AM
Thursday, April 17, 2008
We're officially approved and certified for adoption! :) We just received the news today and we were completely caught off guard since we thought it would be toward the end of the month.
Yay!!!!! Now...let the waiting begin!
shared by Jamie at 1:04 PM
I included this poem on the last page of our adoption portfolio.
by Lori Coleman
"Two women cry into the night, their eyes are filled with tears.
Oh God, why is this happening, I need to feel you near.
One women sits in darkness, decisions she must make.
She wants to do what's best for her child, it's life she cannot take.
The other women clings to her mate, she doesn't understand.
Why they're unable to have a child, as so many others can.
These women come from different worlds, their lives are miles apart.
But God would deliver them from pain, and heal their broken hearts.
Because one precious morning, their lives were intertwined.
Both women's prayers were answered, as they felt God's plan unwind.
One woman touched her newborn's cheek, and whispered to the babe,
'because I love you little one, this sacrifice I make'.
With strength she felt from heaven, to the other woman she gave
The miracle of a baby, for her to love and raise.
The other woman looked down, at her precious baby's eyes
And thanked God for the woman who had helped fulfill this life.
Two women pray into the night, and thank the Lord above.
For the gift He's given them, to feel a Mother's love."
shared by Jamie at 10:16 AM
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
shared by Jamie at 9:23 AM
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
shared by Jamie at 7:31 AM
Sunday, April 6, 2008
This message was posted on a blog I visit regularly as a soothing touch for a heart that was hurting. It has been on my mind all day and I wanted to pass the message along just in case it might be what someone else needs to hear today too.
"Your soul has been through a great storm,
but all is not lost,
a kind light is coming soon,
to bring you hope & life.
You can rest now and wait...".
~ Jen Lemen
It was emphasized what a wonderful feeling it is to know it's okay to "rest"....I agree.
shared by Jamie at 8:03 PM