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My husband and I, the Dynamic Duo, have been married since 2003. We've weathered the storm of chronic disease (diagnosis 2006), infertility (diagnosis 2007), turning 30 (2006/2007 respectively) a first adoption (2009) of a tender hearted, compassionate Ukrainian BIG boy (born 2006), who has told us he'd like a baby sister, baby brother, big brother, and REALLY big sister. We recently completed our second Ukrainian adoption journey, which brought us a daughter (born 2005). We'll see what else God brings our way!

Thursday, February 12, 2009


I've decided I don't like spring all that much...too much rain and mud. I decided this during the two days we had record highs of upper 50s, and all the snow melted, causing floods and muddy conditions all over the place. Normal people around here are praying the 30 degree temps will go away early this year. But with a dog to walk everyday, I'd choose cold and snowy any day over rainy and warm. I know, I'm strange.

I've been telling people here and there about the March 2nd submission date, and their excitement has been contagious. I don't want to get excited just yet, but I can't help it! I was telling someone last night that we would most likely be travelling within the next 6 months. I was in the middle of my sentence, when she said "In the next 6 months you'll be a mom". For some reason the word Mom stopped me in my tracks. I've been saying that we'll be picking up our child(ren), but I haven't used the word Mom, perhaps avoiding the word. Really, me? A mom? Finally, after 4 years of heartache? Will I really hear the words "Mommy, I'm thirsty" or "Mommy, can I play outside?" I guess I'm still not willing to allow myself to hope that someday my ears will hear the words I've so longed to hear: "Mommy, I love you."

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


We have our first date!! Our dossier was registered for submission in the Ukraine!!! Our date to be submitted to SDAPRC (the State Deptmt for Adoption and Protection of the Rights of the Child) is March 2, and then 1-6 months after that, we'll get our date to travel...here we go!

I'm not exactly getting excited just yet. I know it will be a long 3 weeks to wait, but I'm so excited we've been approved. One more thing to check off the list. I don't know what the typical wait has been from this point, so I don't even know when to speculate we'll be traveling. I don't think it will be spring, though. Pray this time goes by fast!!