Thursday, March 26, 2009

You Can Bank On It....And Nathan's Tummy:(

Let the adoption savings begin! Tomorrow, we are opening an extra savings account just for our adoption funds. I will be putting in any overtime pay I get each week, along with profits from yard sales, ebay sales, etc. Hopefully, by the end of the year we'll have a pretty impressive amount saved.

Poor Nathan has been battling a stomach virus for several days now:( He's such a trooper, though....never complains. He hasn't been eating much, but last night he was hungry. He wanted pizza. Not just any pizza, though. He wanted Pizza Hut pizza! So, Daddy went and got him a cheese pizza (Nathan calls it a 'regular' pizza), and he ate a little of that. It went right through him, poor guy:(

Monday, March 23, 2009

Well, we are getting somewhere. We have decided to adopt from foster care! We are going to request a girl under age 5, hopefully in the 2-3 range.
Our orientation isn't until May, but I will call them today and find out if there is anything else we can do while we wait:) We don't like waiting. Ok, *I* don't like waiting, lol!
I cut Nathan's hair yesterday with our home clippers. Yikes! He wanted to look like a "jedi", but settled on a mohawk instead. My mohawk didn't turn out too good. I'd better stick to my day job;)

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Our Journey Begins.....

We are at the beginning of our journey to find our daughter.

My head is swimming with all of the information on adoption that I have taken in over the past week. I'm excited and terrified at the same time. Finding out that I was expecting our biological children was less nerve-wracking than this! Still, it's something I can't stop thinking about. It's on my mind almost all the time.

All that we have agreed upon so far is that we will adopt. From where, how and when are yet to be determined. Financial issues are the main hurdle for us right now. Especially for poor Roger!

His first question was, "How are we going to afford this?". I have to give him so much credit for even agreeing to go on this journey with me. He is perfectly fine with 3 sons and no daughter. Although he would love to have one, it's not something that consumes him as it does me.

It's an indescribable feeling, the desire for a daughter.

Imagine being so in touch with your body that you can physically *feel* an empty space in your heart. A void.

Please don't get me wrong....I absolutely love my sons! They are irreplaceable and I wouldn't even consider my life without them. I love being a mother to boys:)

But there is a part of me that wants to have the unique bond that a mother and daughter have.

I can only imagine what that even feels like.

So......our journey has begun. Our little girl is out there, somewhere. And we *will* find her.