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10/7/09 7:40 A

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now its 2 woohoo I know how exciting this is oh my!!! I remember back to our day !! wow here I sit tearful -LOL but they are tears of pure sweet joy... I am so EXCITED I guess you know....

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10/6/09 5:23 P

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Whoo Hoo!
We are down to 3 days!!!

Since my Grandmother fell and fractured her shoulder, then the passing of our dear Aunt Bett there will be no other celebration. Guess I kinda felt this from the beginning huh! We are going to just take time for our family and spend the weekend at the zoo, riding a train, and visiting the aquarium. Faith is so excited! Am I? YES!!

Thank you so much!

Lynn (LinneyB)
Ohatchee, AL

For I know the plans I have for you - plans to prosper and not to harm....

Taking it one day at a time! :O)


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9/28/09 2:34 P

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ONLY 13 more days to your celebration day woohoo!~

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9/26/09 12:02 A

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I'm so happy for you Linney!! Such an exciting time. We didn't have a big party either. My son's court hearing was on my mom's b-day, so she came down along with my sister. My daughter's court hearing was the same day as my sister's son's court hearing (adoption as well), so we celbrated with them.

I think a family get-a-way is perfect...celebrate the "official" addition.

Congratulations!

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9/24/09 3:33 P

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we to are foster parents - long story both of our girls came though foster care as newborns into our home. I am glad you all are having something just for family - it does take a lot out of you- and again you realize your relationship is strong.

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9/24/09 3:19 P

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Thank you Mommy!
We are going to hold a family celebration on the 9th after court. My DH has a son who is 19 and he will also be with us. Just family - the 4 of us! We will enjoy a weekend getaway!
It is amazing what you have to go thru - we've been involved in foster care for almost 5 years now. What you go thru just to help kids know that they are loved!

Lynn (LinneyB)
Ohatchee, AL

For I know the plans I have for you - plans to prosper and not to harm....

Taking it one day at a time! :O)


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9/24/09 2:56 P

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ANd certainly you should celebrate with them - but please remember - they were not there day in and out- you and your SO were ( significant other) as much as you want to celebrate with them don't take away from the specialness your family had getting to where it is- I guess in other words- we celebrated but we also realized that it showed me and my husbadn what we were made of- think about it adoptin will truly show a couple what they are made of- for instance you don't have to show proof of health care or a bank acct or an investment when you go get a drivers license but want to adopt--- uhmmm you are almost as exposed as a clebrity- in our state (VA) we had to shoe proof of this proof of that - amazing and a couple has to be strong to make it through all the rough spots. so make me a promise and celebrate each other. OK?

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9/24/09 2:44 P

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Thank you Mommy!
It is a wonderful feeling to know that she is ours and no one can come and take her away! I tell her that I love her all the time and think I will start thanking her for being my daughter also! I found out that I could not have children and prayed for a baby girl - the Lord blessed us with Faith! She also has 3 half sisters and 4 nieces that we have also been blessed with! So we actually have been blessed with 8 girls at this point!

Gotcha day - that sounds good! I'm not sure what to do. There have been so many friends and relatives that have been praying with us this whole time and it would be nice to celebrate in the Lord's blessing with them somehow!

Thanks again Mommy!!

Lynn (LinneyB)
Ohatchee, AL

For I know the plans I have for you - plans to prosper and not to harm....

Taking it one day at a time! :O)


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9/24/09 12:08 P

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can I be the first to say emoticon
wow..... and I know how you must feel I have 2 prayer babies.... and they are exactly that. A friend of mine had a daughter about 4 and they prayed for me to "get a baby" inside- and when little Abby (now 7) saw my girls she said I prayed Jesus would give you one baby and you got 2 wow!

As for your special day - my husband and I feel that the b-day is for family and friends - we have gotcha day and that is just for us- for us it is not negating in anyway the struggles our family and friends went through with us- it just is a special time for us to have our girls- no cell phones, no computers ect - we celebrate our girls- the other thing we both do ALL the time is tell them thank you for being our daughters- I started doing that sometime ago when I put them to bed- I would pray over them and for them and then I would whisper in their ear thank you for being my daughter- my husbadn has started to tell them that jsut like we say I love you. - it is part of our family-
YOU DO what ever is right for you and your family -
NO ONE REALLY UNDERSTANDS your struggle to get where you are- they have not walked in YOUR shoes I may understand and say yeah I know what ya mean but no one has truly walked in your shoes. if you want to involve everyone then do so. what ever fits your family is the right thing. - I have been to huge parties and I thought wow its kinda like a cook out - no big deal no welcome sign nothing.... what ever you decide is the right thing- remember- it already is one to remember- matter of fact you are the only ones who will. I have seen memory books that are just scrap books - (not the ones like today but the older ones with pages already in place.) I am very happy after all this time you finally get to make it official - nothing quite as liberating as that huh?

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9/24/09 11:06 A

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Good Morning!
Finally after 2 1/2 years we will go to court on the 9th of October to complete the adoption process. This is our first adoption and I'm not sure how I want to handle the celebration! Faith has been in our family since she was 7 weeks old. This is our prayer baby!
What are some of the celebrations you have experienced with your adoption? I'm open for ideas because this one needs to be one to remember! I have been thinking about a memory book of sorts and having everyone write something down for her. Know where I could find one? What about the photo cards for announcements? Lots of ideas going thru my head and I really just need to settle down and find a starting point!
Thanks!!
Lynn

Lynn (LinneyB)
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For I know the plans I have for you - plans to prosper and not to harm....

Taking it one day at a time! :O)


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