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Monday, March 30, 2009

A message from Blog Baby!

Our wait to bring our children has felt like eternity. But one thing that has made the wait much easier is the support from our fellow Kyrgyz adoptive families. Some of the families have children who are already home but continue to support for those of us waiting. I have followed blog baby (actually I must admit I not only follow but stalk!) since last June. I anxiously awaited her gotcha day. I love her Mamma's photos and her stories of growing up. Yesterday Ellie celebrated her 1st birthday. I knew that her Mamma was cooking some special events that included the children who are waiting to come home. But man I was not prepared for the absolutely wonderful tribute of events that happened over at Blog Baby's house yesterday. Maria you are so wonderful! I emailed Maria told her she must have wonderful time management skills. And asked for permission to cross post this beautiful tribute to those of us waiting. Hopefully Maria has stopped laughing by now (she thought I was pretty funny telling her she has great time management) Anyway without further words........

Feel free to go visit Ellie over at

P.S. one of my other blog buddies is having some surgery today, please pray that surgery goes well and recovery is swift.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Something to Smile about

Well I certainly do not have any news to smile about adoption wise. I can however report that my dear friend came through surgery well. I will hopefully be visiting her tomorrow afternoon. I have been pretty upside down lately. No news. None at all. We are all awaiting the day when just a smidgeon of good news can be sent our way. But for today a smile has lifted my day and given me reason to continue on. Our dear Noodle sporting a smile! These photos are again bittersweet, always appreciated and always a surprise as we never know what to expect. I see my wee one happy, but for every month there I see months fading and developmental milestones falling further and further behind. Dear Noodle I hope I can see you soon. Much love to you and keep smiling.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

More Prayer requests

I have been quiet. There is nothing to write. No news. No updates. No new dates to pray on. March 20th has come and gone. Hopefully the adoption commission has completed and submitted their recomendations. No one knows if this has been done. The Parliment is on break.... Go figure. We have heard several different stories about when they are returning. Some have said they will come back and resume Parlimentary activities on March 26th, and some say April 1 (no foolin). I have stopped banking on "dates" that we will "hear" something. All that said we know nothing more now then we knew 30,60,90 days ago.

On to prayer requests...... A few weeks ago I got news from not one but two of my friends that they are dealing with some health problems. Both Cancer!! One my very dear friend from High School will be having surgery tomorrow morning. So tonight I like some of my other posts before am sending out prayer requests that her surgery goes well and she may have a fast and uncomplicated recovery. My other friend has found out she will also require surgery and then eventually radiation for her cancer. Hopefully she will not need chemotherapy, and the type of cancer it is usually is not malignant and usually does not metastisize.
So tonight prayers sent out for these two wonderful women in my life, and to 7000 miles away that maybe sometime soon news will be positive and not just quiet. And last but not least I send out my thoughts and prayers to friends who are currently in Kyrgyzstan doing awesome, wonderful, phenomenal work making a difference and touching one life at a time.

And to update..... remember several posts back? I put out a request for the man needing hand surgery?? HIS SURGERY HAS BEEN COMPLETELY SPONSORED!!! My heart skipped a beat today when I found this out. So to all those out there who are lending a helping hand.. THANK YOU!!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!!!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Stripes and Plaids

Wow!! someone is sure going to hate me for this post someday. Along with the shoes from the last post rest assured there are tons of fancy clothes waiting for Miss Noodle. But for now she is spending her days in stripes and plaids. Oof hopefully this early style will soon be forgotten!!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Fingers and Toes!

Wow, I have not entered anything for over a week! Actually I have not really had anything to post about. It has been a very uneventful week waiting for Noodle. No real news to tell. This does not mean things are not happening. On March 3. Joint Councel posted that they have had a meeting with the Kyrgyz government but they can not reveal yet what the conclusion of the meeting was. Hmm thats a bit odd EH? The post did say " they were pleased to announce that a meeting was held." so has to be at least a bit of good news or they would not be "pleased". But that is not really newsworthy.
So why the title of this post? First fingers.... Last Friday Brian and I had our fingerprints redone at the United States Customs and Immigration office. We decided to stay overnight in Philadelphia. Near where we did our first set of prints 16 months ago. When I went to plug the address into the GPS I made a startling discovery! The USCIS support center had moved to a new location. 45 minutes north of where we stayed. We discovered we could have driven straight down the turnpike and would never had been near Philly. Oh well, we spent a nice quiet night together. The woman who did my fingerprints decided she did not want to take the chance of my prints being rejected so she did my prints two ways. The new scanning way and the old fashioned messy ink way. I have had my prints done several times but this was the first time I had to get my hands dirty. Wow that ink is a mess. Good thing I did not get an itch at any time during the process there would have been black everywhere.
My toes story basically just is the purchase of 16 pairs of shoes for Miss Noodle's toes! Different sizes from 6-8. So hopefully she will be home before her toes do not fit them. Noodle's room is overflowing with attire for her from head to toe. Hats, and hairbands, dresses to jeans, denim to lace, socks and stockings, sandals and sneakers, boots and clogs. Attire for every occasion! Can't wait to see her in real clothing, and the real clothing on a real baby.