Friday, December 17, 2010

A new perspective

So yesterday was kind of a hard day for some of us because of the news that our court date wouldn't be until March. I will admit I had a little pity party for myself and the other families who got the same type of e-mail. Well this morning I was reading AWAA's blog and there was an article from a family who adopted from China that changed my whole outlook on waiting another month for our court date. Garth and I started this journey in December 2009 when we sent in our application to AWAA. Less than a year later we got our referral for our sweet boys and we will hopefully have them home within 18 months of beginning this journey. The article that I read today was from a family in Tennessee who started the adoption journey on October 15, 2005 for a little girl in China. The wait time then was 12 to 14 months. After they started, China's adoption program slowed significantly and this family ended up waiting 57 months...that is 4 years 9 months...from application to getting their little girl from China. After I read that article I felt very ashamed. After all, if this family can wait for almost 5 years for their little girl, I can certainly wait one more month.


  1. isn't it amazing how God humbles us so quickly and puts our perspective on track? God has done that for me more times than I can count through this journey. I thank Him for each one of those moments. your boys are being taken care of and you have plenty of time to get ready for them :)

  2. Carmen, I keep reminding myself of the same thing. It's always good to have perspective. Hang in there!


Today I Kissed an Angel

Today I kissed an angel. I knew it from the start. The first time my angel smiled at me; I gave away my heart.

Today I kissed an angel; This angel child of mine. Though not of my creation, My child by God's design.

Today I kissed an angel. My heart is dancing wild; Our family, by a miracle; Blessed by our angel child.

All I Really Want by Steven Curtis Chapman