Thursday, March 26, 2009


Before the winter storm really got going this am I had coffee with my friends Ted and Richard. I don't have any brothers, but if I did I would hope they would be just like these two! These guys love the Lord, they are amazing Dads, they adore their wives and they are two of my favorite people!

Tonight I sent out a prayer request via email to many friends and family members. I mentioned in the email how hard this wait has been on me and how I've been on the verge of tears most of the time. (Ted and Richard would know - I cried at coffee this am - and you know what they were OK with that - another reason I love these guys!) Ted and Richard were the first two to respond to the request. I wanted to share their responses to my email - I hope it will encourage you the way it did me.

Good Grief what a mess. I am glad you got new pictures! My prayer is for everyone to bring home their kids! Keep smiling, I saw more happy smiles today then I did tears! You know that God is good and will take care of all the details “Greater is he that is in YOU and Hannah, then he who is in the world”.
Love you my friend, Ted

oh, the "wait"

Charles Stanley was teaching today about the "wait". He believes the greatest thing we learn as believers is to "wait" and the greatest gift we receive comes through waiting. May your wait not be a weight...once again, cast your care on him, for he cares for you...if you can do it now, you'll be able to do it as a mom and the wait won't be a weight.

Be His,

Yes, and amen - Be His!

Springtime in the Rockies

Syd the snow angel

The deck and my favorite tree - the Blue Spruce.

I wish I had some fabulous news to share about Hannah's homecoming, but alas, the wait continues. We aren't likely to hear much more before the second week of April - and I'm probably being hopeful.
So, anywho, while we wait...I heard on the news last night that so far this year we have had just under two inches of snow and the norm is 26 inches! Well, today we are trying to catch up! It's hard to tell exactly how much we've had, but I would guess it's somewhere in the neighborhood of 10 inches and it's not supposed to stop snowing until sometime tomorrow am. Of course, it will likely all melt before the weekend is over. It's supposed to be in the 50's on Saturday. Never a dull moment around here.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Fun with the Wii

Tonight we had my dad over for dinner for some Pesto Pizza - Yum! After dinner Syd said, "So, Papa, what do you say we play some Wii?" Too cute! So she, and my 68 year old dad, proceeded to play a game of Wii Bowling. And Papa bowled a 192! Wow! Not bad for an "old guy" - that's what Syd calls him.

Syd has made Papa his very own Mii - complete with a white mustache and thinning white hair! It cracks me up.

As I watched my dad get a Turkey (I learned tonight that's 3 strikes in a row) I thought of how much fun he has with Syd and how much fun it will be to watch him bond with Hannah. He has been a bit reserved in his comments about my pending adoption - I think mostly because he's worried about me and how long this is taking. But as I watch him sit with Syd on his lap messing with what little hair he has left, I am convinced that he will adore Hannah just as much as he adores Syd and I can't wait to watch it unfold!
By the way, the picture above is from last Summer on our deck - I didn't think to take any pictures tonight. I'm gonna have to work on that.

Friday, March 20, 2009

"It's all in the wrist, Auntie"

Today is the first day of Spring Break for Syd and she is home with me. She's not feeling too well. Poor kid. We were playing some Monopoly and she was kicking my butt! She kept rolling doubles and getting to take extra turns, but somehow she was only rolling them two times in a row and not three which lands you in jail. What a lucky girl. Well, I ended up in jail and could not roll doubles to save my life - when I commented on this she told me, "It's all in the wrist, Auntie" What a riot! Syd says she'll be teaching Hannah how to roll doubles and beat me at Monopoly as soon as she's old enough.

When I asked what she'd like for lunch she told me "Pickles, cheese and Milanos" (yes the cookies) I think I must have made a strange face, because she said "Come on, I AM SICK"

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Collecting my thoughts...

Do you ever feel like you just can't rub two brain cells together to express what's going on in your life? Well, that's me right about now. It's so hard to express all the thoughts and feelings rolling around in my brain and heart during this agonizing wait. Reading the news stories coming out of Kyrg just makes me sad. Reading the posts on the yahoo groups I belong to, makes me sadder. I feel powerless.

I miss Moonbeam...I think that really sums it up.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Ahhhhh, Daylight Savings!

It was light until 7:30pm here in Denver and I felt myself breathe a long sigh of relief! I dread those short days of Winter. And while Winter is not yet officially over - it was a balmy 60 degrees here today! It was gorgeous and I felt so grateful! The green leaves of the tulips in my front yard are beginning to climb their way out in the open. I cannot wait to see their happy red and yellow faces. I love Spring! The lengthening days, the warming weather, the greening grass and foliage. I had so hoped to be spending Spring with Moonbeam. Exploring the parks and the greenbelts around my neighborhood, planting flowers on my deck, taking a trip to the zoo. I guess that will have to wait.

There really is no news to report on the adoption front. There have been many phone calls, meetings, press releases and lots of speculation, but nothing concrete. And so I wait. Patiently at times and frantically at others. This is a season and it too shall pass.