Saturday, September 15, 2007

Welcome to Gwen and Maggie's Baby Shower!!

Hello everyone and welcome to the baby shower! If you would like to rsvp to receive Gwen's wish list for Maggie, just e-mail me at and I will get it right over to you. Gwen is going to be printing out the comments and keeping them for Maggie, so if you want to leave any good wishes, or just want to chat with some fellow bloggers, just jump into the comments. Each 5th rsvp will be receiving a shower gift. The shower gifts are shown in a post below. Please enjoy the photos of Maggie's family in the sidebar.
I will be coming in and out throughout the day to make sure that everyone gets the list and is having a great time! Thank you for supporting this family and their new little girl.
Shower gift winners:
Steffie B. at 'Never Too Many'
Leigh Ann - Gwen's sister-in-law
Nikki at 'Life with Lily Lin'

Friday, September 14, 2007

A Special Post From Maggie's Aunt & Uncle, Paul and Leigh Ann...

"Most of all the other beautiful things in life come by twos and threes by dozens and hundreds. Plenty of roses, stars, sunsets, rainbows, brothers,and sisters, aunts and cousins, but only one mother in the whole world." --Kate Douglas Wiggin

Gwen,Of all the women in the whole world, you were chosen to be the "one mother in the world" to Maggie. Love and Miss you bunches, Paul & Leigh Ann

Our gifts for Maggie.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Baby Shower Prizes~

Each 5th RSVP receives a shower gift! These are the prizes, so feel free to request one that you life if you are a winnner!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

3 Posts Today...A Dream of Sophia...

Today I had my first dream of Sophia. As many of you already know, I had a dream before my BFF became pregnant with her second child. I saw the child laying on the floor next to her big sister, they were lying on their backs, hair layed out, looking up at me. I told my friend she was going to be pregnant soon with a daughter and I described her perfectly. That child was born and was the child of my dream. I am her Godmother.
I came home from work very tired today. I took a nap upstairs in my room with my cat. I had my first dream of Sophia. I have never dreamed of any of my other three children or anyone else's except for my Goddaughter. The dream was interupted by my husband and Eli coming home, but she is beautiful. Her hair stays in my mind.

Big Hug to my girls Steffie, Verna and Becky...

We'll get through this. Verna, this one is called the hug fairy.

Please Head over to 'Two Kayaks' And Lend Some Comfort...

I see a lot of support over there, but if anyone still hasn't heard, K1's mother has had a stroke. She is asking for thoughts, a hug and maybe a prayer or two. Their blog is 'Two Kayaks', please find your way over and leave some kind words.

Some Tough News from our Adoption Agency...

Several of us received word yesterday from Bethany that they will not be reviewing requests for SN children from their waiting families unless those families' dossiers have made it through the review room.

So, if you are with Bethany and your dossier has not cleared the review room and you were anticipating seeing the upcoming COP list, you may want to contact your social worker.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Quote for the Week...

I am grateful for the adoption sisterhood.


Monday, September 10, 2007

My New Coping Mechanism...

Truly, this is my new stance. The rumors have been way off for months now. The timelines keep growing. I'm tired of trying to figure it all out. I'm tired of the monthly rollercoaster . I'm hunkered down and I'm riding it out. I don't need to see any more graphs or hear anymore guesses. It just makes me nuts. I'm here for the long haul. I will cherish every baby I see come home and hold them in my heart until my Sophia comes home.

Sara Needs Some Encouragement...

Sara, I love you girl. You put together the China Weight Loss Mom's blog (I haven't lost a pound in 2 months now), but I still love that blog. Your blog 'Wish I May Wish I Might' is the cat's ass (this is a Dragonfly term I've picked up)-it means you rock. I'm sorry that this waiting madness is bringing you down.
Please everyone, drop Sara a good line!

Have a Great Monday!

It's Monday again~today should be pretty busy at work. Have a great week everyone!

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Happy Birthday Rhonda!

Happy Birthday Rhonda!!! Rhonda's blog is 'Our Journey to Little Maple and Back'. I hope you are having a great day!!

Saw Someone At Church Today...

As most of you know, we have started to attend a new church. It's been really amazing, each time we go, we encounter friends who have adopted daughters, one couple has twins from China and another has a daughter from Korea.
Well, today I was signing Eli up for his Sunday school class and low and behold, I look up and see Kelly from 'Katie's Antics'! She was there with her husband and sons and their beautiful little Katie who was adopted from China. We ended up sitting together through the church service and it was really great to run into her. I lost her though when leaving the sanctuary, this is a LARGE church.
Kelly, thank you so much for taking us under your wing. We had a wonderful time. I tried to find you again, but there was just so many people.