What a special treat for Abby to have Grandparents living in China! Abby loves to learn Chinese, so Grandma has started to teach her this song. Abby was singing bits of it this morning, so I think it started to sink in. We are happy to have it on video so Abby can watch and learn from it.
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
You are in your 40's, past child bearing age. You had been told by your country that only ONE child was allowed.........actually they force it.
You raise that one child, maybe even spoil him/her a bit because.................they are your ONLY CHILD....you hope that one day this ONE CHILD will be taking care of you.
Your ONE child goes off to school one day. An earth quake brings down the school and you never see that ONE CHILD again.
This is what is happening all over China. .......... my heart aches for the Mothers and Fathers that cared for that ONE CHILD.
Today they predict up to 50,000 gone. Mostly children and the elderly. It is a sad time for a country obviously working so hard for their top place in the world.
Just my thoughts....................it's hard not to think about it when I have my ONE Child's face to see every morning.
I could not IMAGINE the pain.
Sunday, May 18, 2008
They will be sending our dossier back to us, so we are officially off the Mongolian wait list. Atleast we are waiting in Thailand. I guess we will keep the mongolian dossier as a reminder of just how difficult adoption can be....
We are not putting much thought into this, since we have known this would happen. We are just glad another door opened for our family. We move forward from here.............
K and K
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Mom's day at preschool was yesterday. We had sweet snacks and were entertained by the kids singing new songs they learned this month. This is a video of Abby and her class singing the MOMMY song. I just love it! I waited so long to be a Mom, and this made my waiting all worth while. Abby says she will teach this song to her brother, so they can both sing it to me every year! Gosh! I hope so........
Hope you enjoy it too! They are a small quiet bunch............but just soooooo cute! Only one more week of school left............where does the time go?
Thursday, May 8, 2008
What a relief to be finished, again! Kevin and I did a little happy dance and told Abby that we are done! All we have to do is sit back and wait for Thailand to find us our son. We are not sure what time frames to expect, we just expect this process to go through......................we can be patient for a bit!
Abby starts kindergarten this fall, she will probably be 6 by the time she meets her brother. She says she is going to be at the airport waiting for him with a bunch of blue balloons! When I imagine this scene in my head, tears come thinking of just how happy we will all be. Abby's smiling face as she sees her brother, and us. The excitement in her voice, the BIG BIG hugs she will have for us. Kevin and I will have our daughter, our son and a life time of joy together.
No matter how much pain the changes in Mongolia made to our families plans, We feel blessed.
OH HAPPY DAY!!!!
Next.............we find out our DTT date (dossier to Thailand) Hopefully it will be soon!
We are OFFICIALLY WAITING!
Friday, May 2, 2008
Today I cannot help but think of him and what a great man and father he was. It was 6 years ago that he was suffering badly from Dementia. Kevin and I were living in Indiana. Because my Dad was staying with my sister, I always knew how he was doing. Fortunately, I made the decision to go to NY and be with my Dad, my sister said that it might be time.
At 7 am, on May 2ND 2002, with all his children by his side, my Dad passed away. I am so grateful to have been there to be with him. It was the hardest thing I have EVER gone through, but it is a wonderful memory, if that makes any sense at all. I had 5 great days with my Dad before he left us, days I cherish dearly.
I am writing about this on our blog for one reason. To thank my Dad. It was at his funeral that Kevin and I decided we wanted a family, NO MATTER HOW. It was the site of family, the love, the togetherness that gave us strength to move forward...............on May 3rd 2004, 2 years and one day after my Dad was gone, we got our "CALL" for Abby Liz.
I love you Dad, I miss you Dad................and Abby Liz knows you! Thank you for the strength, you raised me well. Thank you for those last few days...............
Moya droga yacha cohem! ( I love you!)
Your daughter, Kathleen