Love you forever,Like you for Always,

Love you forever,Like you for Always,
As long as Im living Your Mommy I will be !

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Clearances..gotta HATE them !

WOW..clearances...I really cant beguin to tell you how many we have needed in this adoption.Not to mention every child in our house over the age of 10 needed them too..Now I agree,there is a reason for them and its important to get them and all but, R E A L L Y ???   Each one of us who fit that category (over age 10) needed..County clearances..State clearances...dept of Social Service clearances..
as well as Adam Walsh clearances..From every State we have lived in since age 18...Now wouldn't you think the State would be enough...AGH ! 

The pain in the butt clearances were working with Missouri and Ohio for three of our kids..Missouri being the worse one...they kept arguing that there were no juvenile records to collect data from..Later to learn there was a different form to request this information and a fee involved..4 weeks after sending IN the fee and new forms..I call and learn there is a 3 MONTH back up..the lady I spoke with wasn't having a GOOD day either because she wasn't very pleasant to talk with..she infact hung up on me,after I explained,many of our completed forms would expire by then....AHHHH...
                          Its all yours God ..yours God,everything is yours !!!
Yesterday we still needed 3 clearance forms to complete our Home Study...did I tell you,we started our Home Study in MAY ..and it is now Sept ! Having been there done this before..I put it all together quickly..we had our home visit fast as well.....Ahhh, once again ..clearances..gotta love them..Okay where I was going with all this ranting is..we have TWO in today and the last one on its way...PRAISE you Lord !

I leave you with the little one who inspires all this paperwork and patience...because she is sooo worth it !!


Friday, September 21, 2012

A time to let go..

   Its always hard to let least for me it is..God has really had to work with me on this issue..I'm getting better.A few things that we have had to let go of and trust God at this being His will have been especially hard as it involves children. The first was letting go of the first baby girl who tugged at our hearts.She has Downs Syndrome and I fell in love with her the min my eyes saw her precious little face.I prayed for weeks .. and even posted her picture on our kitchen cabinet for all to see..this usually gives dad time to fall in love too.We prayed and fasted,and trusted Gods will for her and for our family.Sadly she wasn't meant to be our daughter...Rick never felt we let her go..She was one who started the journey to our daughter with DS...I checked her status often and felt in my heart..because she is a baby she will find her family quickly.Her grant money went up,I praised God for that.Week after week.I checked on sweet Margret....weeks turned to months as she waited and I couldn't so many others,why she waited. Yesterday,I awoke to the most disturbing brought me to my knees as I read Margret lost her battle...she died !!! She died waiting for a mommy and daddy..she died in a crib unloved .. unvalued .. why ???? Because she had Downs heart sad..she was tossed away because she had a extra chromosome...something that made her special..something that made her unique...yet she was tossed aside because of it..because people just cant see..they didn't see how WONDERFULLY you were made sweet Margret..
                           I did ! XXXOOO

Thursday, September 20, 2012

WOW Time Flies...

Hello fellow Bloggers..long time no see. Ive been so crazy busy with getting my kiddos ready for school and getting the house in order buying shoes and socks and coats and back packs and pencils
X14 ..WOW! The cost involved in getting 14 kids ready for school is HUGE...can you say,2nd morgage...okay well almost!
  Lots of new things happening around here,or not happening around here..We still don't have our Home Study done..UGH! Im so beyond tears on this subject..its hard to be patient when forms are lost and you have to track peole down once again..sigh.
We are still waiting on a few things to come from Mo and Ohio on some of the kiddos...its so hard,I keep calling and mailing,then calling some dare they lose the forms..I mean really ??   I know how International adoption goes...we hurry up to wait...I really did move quickly on all the paperwork and the the appointments went very fast .. I was told this would go quickly,Yeah right.We are now going on 4 months for the Home Study and we are STILL not done.Our Dossier is ready and waiting..we need to get our Finger Prints and ISCIS yet.... for now,we are at a stand still, waiting on the last of these clearances...(deep breath)
We did received one this week,WHOOPEE,I'll take that ...Thank you Lord !  Just 3 more....Lord please let next week be the week they all come back !

  Well,we are 99% done with the house,just a few little things left..I'm happy to have the house clear of people coming and going...although I'm very thankful for all they have done. It looks wonderful.I love the bathrooms and the wood floors in the girls bedrooms are so easy to keep clean ! What a gift this has all been .. I'm so thankful .. Thank you Lord!

Aly and Hayden are back in public school this year...teachers were happy to see them..I real do love Viking Elementary !! I'm open to Home Schooling them once again if the need arises...for now I believe they are where they are suppose to be..and they are happy!
  Rick and the big girls have been running...they did a 10K and a 5K this summer..they are now training for another by running 13 miles ..really...I cannot even imagine..OMG !!! Its something I would love to join them in ...well...maybe someday!!

  God is so good...Lord I love you and I worship you and I thank you for my family..I thank you for my children and I give you all the GLORY. I cannot believe once again Rick and I will be getting on a plane .. I cannot tell you how much we are in love with this little girl.....I need to remember this will all happen in YOUR perfect timing...Its so hard when we know who our daughter is..she is going to bed every night without our love and hugs..she is turning 3 in December without a Birthday celebration. She doesn't know she has a family who longs to hold her and love her!

Just keep swimming swimming swimming!