THE SEVENTH DIAMOND

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Welcome to the Saturday Morning Chat Group!



Good Morning! I look forward to talking with everyone this morning. It's our family's last Saturday before the school year starts. Goodbye Summer Vacation! My father-in-law is coming to spend the weekend with us. It's our first time seeing him since the funeral, so we are looking forward to spending some happier time together. There should be a lot of boating, fishing and good food this weekend. I have been baking banana bread and cookies.

Ok, it seems really quiet now, so I'm closing the chat group at 11:30am today. I hope you all have a fabulous Labor Day Weekend!

Thursday, August 30, 2007

You Are A Mother Right Now...


I have been thinking about this for quite some time and I'm going to write it out. I hope not to offend anyone, but I'm saying it like it is for me. I am saying it for my friends out here who have been unable to conceive and who have suffered that pain. It is a pain that I cannot share with them, but I do share my friendship and my heart.
I am a biological mother of 3 sons. I remember exactly how I felt each time I saw that stick turn pink with the 2 lines. I was in awe, afraid, in love and thankful beyond words. I cried and thanked the Lord. I was a mother right then and there in my heart and in my soul.
Now, I will tell you exactly how I felt when I drove my completed dossier to my adoption agency. I was in awe, afraid, in love and thankful beyond words. I sobbed the entire way there and back and I thanked God. I was an expecting mother right then and there in my heart and in my soul, just as I am today. The feelings are the same, the love is the same. I just feel so much more helpless this time.
If you haven't already done this, declare yourself a mother right now. Do not let anyone take any of the joy and anticipation away from you as you wait for your child. Get out there and shop with those big bellied women. We deserve every gift and every baby shower. Our children deserve them too.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

The 7 P's Meme...


I was tagged by Secret Agent to do the 7 P's Meme. Below are some P's that mean a lot to me.

My 3 Princes

Papa

Eli's Pucker...yes ladies, this is how this little man delivers a kiss.

The Pool of water that I live on.

My coffee Pot...love it~

The Plants in my garden.

My Plates...yes ladies, I love dishes, this is my prized Vera Wang china.


I'm tagging the following people to show us their P's:
Kim at '3 Peanuts'
Verna at 'Families Grow Watch Ours'
Nancy at 'ASENND'
Rachael at 'Always Wanted Four'
Kelley at 'Chloesmama'
Dawn at 'Eggrolls & Chopsticks
Rony at 'The Ghelerter Twins'
Dannye at 'Laydfrog'

Happy Belated Birthday to K1!

Happy Belated Birthday K1! Look at what happens to me when I don't visit all of my blogs in one day. I miss out on the good stuff! K1's blog is 'K1', please drop by and leave your Birthday Wishes!

Happy Belated Birthday to Connie!


Yesterday was Connie at 'Mommy to 4 Treasures' birthday. Happy Birthday Girl! I hope you had a great day. She tried to keep it under the radar, so let's blast her with Birthday wishes!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Congratulations Jonni and John!


Congratulations to Jonni and John! Sofia is finally with her forever family. The family blog is 'Journey to Sofia'. I'm sure that they would appreciate your good wishes!

My Precious...

Z.

Ty


Eli

Spice, Spicegirl, Puss, Princess Puss

These pictures didn't turn out the best, I snapped them around the house. But these are my darling boys and I love my cat. It looks like Tyler has been staying up too late. I have to start getting everyone back into the swing of school. I let them stay up and hang out with their friends during the summer. But school starts after Labor Day and we'll be getting up a lot earlier then. Tyler's Open House is tonight, so we'll be meeting his new teacher.

Monday, August 27, 2007

A Fun Post from '2 Kayaks'...


I read this post on K1 and K2's blog '2 Kayaks' and I loved it. I decided to share it with those of you who didn't get the chance to read it on their blog, with their permission of course...

If The Adoption Community Ran The World

  • There would be no war because everyone would be too busy shopping for, wrapping up and sending out secret pal gifts, cyber shower goodies and post card thoughts.
  • Had a bad day? No worries! When you arrive home, you will find 20+ messages on your answering machine cheering you up with inspiring thoughts.
  • Had a good day? Great! When you arrive home, you will find 20+ messages congratulating you and making you feel like a million bucks.

    It takes such little effort
    to reach
    in
    to another human being.
    ~Hugh Prather~

  • Laws would dictate that Waiting Mommies' Dinners were mandatory and restaurants would be forced to incorporate large, circular tables to accomodate everyone.
  • Airlines would be made to offer rock bottom prices for travel to China and for travel within China.
  • Airlines would also be made to offer free tickets to Waiting Families for Blog Parties throughout North America
  • Free shipping for all referral gifts sent to friends!
  • Employers would allow all Waiting Family Members unlimited Internet access throughout the working day and would encourage blog surfing and commenting during business hours.
  • Banks would offer interest free loans for all Waiting Families
  • The term, "Adopted daughter/son" would be axed from common phrases.
  • Fun Dip would be free and would not rot one's teeth (okay, so that's not really an "Adoption Community" thing...but it would be nice).
I was thinking today about how amazing the support is in the Adoption Community and how the world would be different if all communities were as supportive and as loving. Add your thoughts and tell me your vision.

Quote for the Week...

Although I was quite young when Gilda Radner died, the thought of her makes me smile. She was a funny woman, but evidently a deep one too.

It's Monday Again...


Another Monday...hopefully a mellow one. Hope you have a great day!

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Went to a New Church Today...


As many of you know, there was a large upheaval at our current church. Our pastor was literally lynched by some elder members of our church. There was no meeting, no one in the church body was consulted, it was all done behind closed doors. My husband and I have had a really difficult time dealing with what has happened. Also, there really isn't a strong youth ministry. There is no youth group for our high school children at all and Eli is usually the only child in nursery.
Today we decided to visit a new church. We were literally amazed. The main focus of the church is on the youth. There are groups and activities for every age. When we sat down to listen to the youth pastor who was speaking today, I literally cried during the sermon because I could relate it to God's goodness as a Father in my own life. It was wonderful.
But now I feel bad, like I'm cheating on my old church.