Why Adoption Works

Monday, December 14, 2009

Tomorrow is the anniversary of our official wait.  I never thought it would take this long,  and today is a long day for me.

I know enough to remind myself that it is a good thing that the governments that be are crossing their t's and dotting their i's.  And I do not wish for a tragedy to happen to any family, so that our family can grow.

But now that we have committed our hearts to loving a new baby, I am so anxious to meet her, hold her, kiss her and put a huge pink bow in her hair.

A friend was talking to our agency the other day about the extreme emotions and deep love she's felt during her adoption process all before even meeting her son.  The agency staff member reminded her that this is why adoption works!

Thankfully it does.  But what a roller coaster!

For those of you who know me in real life, and have prayed for me the days leading up to today, thank you.  I have especially felt peace.


Handmade Christmas:: For the Grandmas who have everything

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Some people on our list are so hard to shop for --they have everything they need and are able to get themselves the things they really want.

Our grandmothers are like that.  Really, do they need another bathrobe?  I'm not sure they've ever even worn the ones I've gotten them in other years.

I'm giving up this year.  I don't have the imagination to figure out what they would love to open Christmas morning.   So a basket with baked goodies, including PW's Chex Party Mix, is what it will be.

What do you get for the hard to shop for?  And how do you end that sentence without ending on a preposition?  Both questions are driving me batty, so please share!

oh, i figured it out---"What do you get for those who are hard to shop?"  Better, no?

A Little Makeover

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Hello friends,

Have you met Ana? Ana Degenaar is the genius behind my new blog design.

She and her family live in Brazil, where they serve as missionaries. She is a beautiful photographer and blogs about all the things that inspire her at Barefooted Blessings.

Just wanted to give a shout-out for all her expertise!  And if you need another reason to stop by Barefooted Blessings, Ana has all kinds of freebies, giveaways and excitement planned for December!

Handmade Christmas:: For the Preschooler on my List

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Chez Beeper Bebe had a perfect tutorial for plush alphabet set. She turned hers into magnets. Ours are just softies. But along with the best book ever written on teaching your child to read, my preschool gift is complete.

What Handmade Christmas projects are you working on for the kiddos on your list?

I'm linking this post to Kimba'sDIY Day & Kim's Get Your Craft On & Emily's A Homemade Christmas