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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."


Conethia and Jim Bob said...

It is such an exciting time, knowing that you are at least on the books. I hope you do get to be a "mommy" in the next few months.

Svetlana said...

I am very happy for you. I hope everything will be fine and you will be travelling very soon to meet your child!

Chris and Celeste said...

congrats on the date of submission. Not long now,at least it will be this year sometime. We will probably not have our son with us until next year. This verse spoke tome this week:
James 1:2 Count it all joy my brothers when you meet trials of various kinds for you know the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. Hope it encourages you.