Our Adoption Journey

Our journey to start a family through the miracle of adoption.

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Children are a gift from God. Eda Le Shan, a U.S. educator, wrote this in her book The Conspiracy Against Childhood:
"Babies are necessary to grown-ups. A new baby is like the beginning of all things—wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities. In a world that is cutting down its trees to build highways, losing its earth to concrete - babies are almost the only remaining link with nature, with the natural world of living things from which we spring."

Friday, 14 June 2013

** Super Sweet Blogging Award **

I have been nominated for the Super Sweet Blogging Award! 
How sweet it is to be awarded by you .... Thank you Rhonda for this sweet award.

So, the award…and the rules:
1) Visit and thank the blogger who nominated you.
2) Acknowledge that blogger on your blog and link back.
3) Answer the “Super Sweet” questions.
4) Nominate a “Baker’s Dozen” (award 13 blogs), link to their blogs in your post, and notify them on their blogs. It’s ok if you don’t have 13 blogs to nominate, just share the love!
5) Copy and paste the award and image on your blog somewhere.
Super Sweet Questions:
1) Cookies or Cake?
Cake it is! Especially if it is Black Forest Chocolate Cake!
2) Chocolate or Vanilla?
To eat - Chocolate. To smell - Vanilla.
3) What is your favourite sweet treat?
Caramel filled chocolate.
4) When do you crave sweet things the most?
Probably in winter. Snuggled up under a blanket with a good book, a glass of wine and some chocolate! 
5) If you had a sweet nickname, what would it be?
Sweetie Pie??
And so, the nominees are…


The last two weeks have passed in the blink of an eye. I did not get time yet to stand still and reflect on where I am. So I'm taking a moment to do that now, to sit a while and be grateful for where I am.

The weather today is very hectic and a bit scary - we had a terrible wind storm with sheets of rain in between. It is really cold and unpleasant outside. Yet, I am warm(ish) - I never warm up during winter... - and safe inside and I did not have to get up at 5:30 in the morning and rush to the office, getting rained on and blown about.
I now get to say good morning to my husband before he leaves for work. He returns for lunch and we eat lunch together. In the 10 years that we've been together we never had the chance to eat lunch together on a normal workday. I like it.
I got a vast amount of work done since there is no distractions.
My fur-babies keep me company and I love having the time with them.
Next week I'll be going to our CT office for 3 days. It will be great to see the people again and catch up a bit.

So yes, I feel very blessed and am grateful for my life at the moment. I'm also grateful that God's time is different than our own. That we haven't received "The Call" while our lives were up-side-down. That we are in a place now where we are happy and relaxed and ready to love a little child.