Sunday, August 31, 2008
Two bits of news today. One happy, one sad. On a happy note I am tracking my Dossier as it travels the world. Last night it was in Poyle Great Britain. So it is about halfway to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. The bad news, my Aunt's Dog Sissy died yesterday afternoon after having a seizure. Sissy was a German Shepherd that I spent a lot of time with last year while sitting for my Mommom while she was ill. I will post her picture later.
Ayway off to play agility, thanks for coming!!!!
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Here we would also like to add that we are all keeping the victims of the plane crash over Bishkek and their families in our hearts and prayers.
On Sunday a passenegr plane went down six miles from Manas airport (Bishkek international). The United States Air Force sent help immediately to the site. 22 people survived. Amazing! However 77 died, including many members of a high school basketball team traveling to an event in Iran.
<<<<<<<< a moment of silence here for those who lost their lives>>>>>>>>
Friday, August 22, 2008
power of numbers and send good thoughts (prayers,juju, karma) out into the vast space that is our world and hope that our words are heard and that they fall upon those few individuals who hold the fate of so many children in their hands.
Did anyone know ( I didn't) that the serenity prayer has many more lines then the ones we know so well???? Here is the prayer in full.
God Grant me the Serenity to
accept the things I cannot change,
the courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time;
enjoying one moment at a time;
as a pathway to peace.
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
trusting that He
will make things all right
if I surrender to His will;
that I may be reasonably happy
in this life
and supremely happywith Him
forever in the next.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
I was also able to speak with my coordinator today from Colorado. No new news. The assistant deputy of the ministry of education committee did NOT show up in the office today, which we were hoping she would. No new Dossiers have been signed off and no court dates have been assigned. I sure hope this resolves by the time my papers leave D.C. which is a totally different wait time. Anyway she implied that there are some pretty (i have to refrain here from saying exactly what she said) not nice... people on the committee and their goal does not seem to be geared for the children. So for these people tonight I send out prayers to make their hearts light and send gentle but firm persuasions their way to change their "not nice" ways and think of getting the children to the help, and homes they they so desparetly deserve.
I have been searching for an already written prayer for this and just can't find one. So I will just wing it.
Tonight I pray in saddness through tears that a child a world away will soon be near.
Please God guide those keeping her there. To strike their pens and calm our fears.
Assign to those a date in court to bring the children home to our hearts...
Short but sweet hopefully effective!!! But I will leave tonight with a Poem not done by me but by an adoptive father..........................
As the moon begins to riseI catch a glimpse of almond eyesStaring back from outer space
The moon reflects your loving face.
My heart begins to yearn for youA love down deep that grows so trueI
see the moon throughout the night
My dreams of you are taking flight. So when you look upon the moon
Please know that we will be there soon
I pray reflected in its light Will be our love for you this night.
The moon must now complete its course
Let’s not regret and show remorseIt soon will rise and start anew
Reflecting love meant just for you.
Tom Fisher© February 26, 2005
Friday, August 15, 2008
Ok and for another sneak peak here is what little miss will wear the first time she leaves the Bishkek Baby House. The outifit is a compilation of Butterflies!!! The dress from Carrie at work, the sweater, hat made by her grammy, and the tights a special find from Carters by her Grammy. And then today while looking for children's shoes for the orphanage I found Butterfly shoes sz 5. I sure hope they fit!!
just missing the baby to fill those shoes!!! Come home soon.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Prolung and Robert Mary and Adrian
Congratulations to Prolung and Robert and to Mary and Adrian. We waited a long time for these two weddings. Let me start with Prolung and Robert's. I am not sure if Prolung and Robert realize it but they played a part in the beginning of this adoption whirlwind tour we are on. Last October (see the previous blog I started under AOL) Brian and I went to the USCIS office in Philadelphia to have our fingerprints done. Afterwards we met Prolung at her house on Broad Street, and then met Robert at Fao de Cao (now I know I have that spelled wrong.... I will correct it when I get the correct spelling. We had a wonderful evening of food..... This restaurant is a Brazilian style all you can eat steak house. Very similar to our favorite place to eat in all of the United States Ohanas. On our walk to dinner we talked to Prolung about her wedding plans. She has in fact just that day decided on where they were to get married and was getting ready to make her first deposit to reserve the place. So this was in essence the beginning of a journey for both of us. Just before I left for Prolung's wedding on Friday night I received this from Lisa B. who was in Kyrgyzstan visiting her baby.
Ann, Today Kimberly and I were able to see and interact a bit with your sweet daughter. I did not know she was your Kristina until Kimberly saw her too. She was in one of the outdoor inclosed play yards and she was on her back playing with some blocks and sort of sing-song chatting to herself as she lay and played. She caught my attention (which is hard to do while I am visiting with my own bundle). She interacted with another baby while we were there and Kimberly took pictures and talked so sweetly to her about you, moma, loving her and missing her. I know when Kimberly makes it home she will contact you and send photos. She has beautiful bright inquizative eyes! Love from Kyrgyzstan!!
Well I about lost it... I had not heard anything from Kyrgyzstan since I left. So to hear that the baby is doing well made my day. I typed back to Lisa that she made my day my week and my month. Thank you So much to her for taking time to notice her and to share that she saw her.
Back to wedding stories. I was able to see a few friends from work that I have not seen in awhile. Joanne and her husband, and Diane and her husband Pete ( Brian says thanks again for the cruise stuff!!)
Joanne, Rich, and Prolung Pete and Diane Randall
The weddings was beautiful. Then Saturday was upon us. I was one of the two photographers (I do hope the new little miss enjoys her picture took!) I had a blast. I was able to get some really nice shots of Mary and Adrian. Somehow here I want to try to figure out how to insert a slideshow. There are too many photos to post individually. OnceI figure it out come back and look!!! ( I figured it out!!!) Paul, Noah and Theresa and my sister in law were all in the wedding. They looked fabulous! But can you believe the one photo I forgot to get was them all together. ACGH!! Anyway. This week I received a second email from Lisa (again thank you so much!!!) With an interesting upside down picture of the back of the little miss's head. But even though it is just her head I was overjoyed. Here is the pic. She is the one on top head down tackling this poor other child who is innocently looking at the camera. Watch out Noah and Theresa she is a wrestler??!!
Alright now to tie this whole weekend together. I read a post done by Lisa from Kyrgyzstan. She wrote about weddings. And that there were several weddings on Friday August 8, 2008. Even in this country so totally far away, and with a totally different way of life... We share some things the same. Just as Prolund and many others in the United States chose to get married on 8-8-08 so did many in the tiny country of Kyrgyzstan. One tradition that I want to share here is the tradition thatin Bishkek on their wedding day, the Bride and Groom visit important historical monuments. The last stop usually being the Kyrgyz WWII memorial to place flowers at the eternal flame.
I would hope that I can remember this bit of Kyrgyz tradition so that in 40 years from now when we allow the little miss to finally date and get married we can share a bit of this with her on her wedding day.