Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take.............. but by the number of moments that take our breath away

Thursday, September 23, 2010

I'm Alive

It has been a few months and our lives have been go go go. Solomon came home with me on July 5th.  My trip to Ghana was eye opening to say the least. It was confirmed why  I never  joined the peace core. I will blog about my trip in the next few weeks. We arrived home and two weeks later we went on vacation to Utah and Colorado. I probably would not have gone so quickly upon  but is was pre-scheduled and we had no idea when I would go to Ghana. Solomon is a funny child. The first time I met him he smiled and gave an infectious laugh. It is amazing to me to have the opportunity to see so many things for the first time through his eyes. Adoption an older child has the advantage that they can express the excitement and will always remember many of these first.  In the first week with my he felt hot running water, flushed a toilet, rode an elevator, ate pizza and  was taken shopping to pick a present just for him.  We have had some struggles, and are working on bonding as a family. Solomon started school he is in the kindergarten, his teachers love him. He is on a soccer team and his coach loves Solomon. It was funny when I walked up to his first practice with my two sons, the coach did a double take. It is not all joy and happiness all the time, but  I am thankful daily for the blessing this child has brought into my life.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Hi ho Hi ho off to Ghana I go

It has been a crazy few weeks. Four the last three weeks we have had three interviews with the US Embassy.  Each time we have needed something more. Not the embassy fault just more papers and interviews. As each interview came I waited for the call that would say your Visa is approved please come, but each week no. Until last Thursday when I got the call book your tickets and come. I have to say as I heard these words they almost didn't seem real. I thought surly you most not really be saying these words.  But it was true, so now here I am 1030 on Sunday night my older two children dropped off at camp, my youngest being dropped off in the morning. It has been so crazy the last couple of days it had not really hit me until about 2 hours ago. As I sat in the back of my friends car as they were taking me to get a rental car I had one moment of "oh this is really happening  tomorrow". So tomorrow I board a plane for Ghana to meet and bring home our son.  It crazy I have three huge bags I have checked the weight twice to make sure they are not to heavy. Only one has clothes for me and Solomon one is full of sports stuff (soccer balls, footballs jumps, ropes) and one bag is full of boys clothes for the orphanage.  I am only allowed two so I pray that the flight personal will not change me. I will stay for a week if all goes well. I feel like a new mom who has read all the labor books than when the first real labor pain hits it's like a deer in head lights.  I am not sure what my biggest fear is? will he not like me? will I be a good mom for him ? I know the answers but as I sit hear tonight I pray . So off I go to Ghana I will get to watch the next world cup game Ghana is playing . As my children and I watched the game on Saturday we looked at each other and said next week you can watch the game in Ghana with our brother.  I sign off for now I hope to write while I am in Ghana...... what does one wear to meet your child for the first time? every other time I have been in a hospital gown.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Fingers Crossed

Well if things go well I will be going to Ghana very soon. We received news today that our papers were picked up from the Embassy,  it has  been approved no more paper work needed. Two things still need to happen our son has to have a medical report done, this will happen next week and we  have to be given an appointment at the Embassy for our exit interview, I will request one and will travel as soon as I get one. This could be very has taken so long I am not sure that it is really happening so I feel as if I may be sick or cry at any moment. I will post when I get travel dates.

Monday, May 24, 2010

So many things I want to say

but I will hold my tongue for now. Check back on Wednesday I may have some very exciting news to share for now how about a new picture of our sweet son waiting for us.

Monday, May 10, 2010


I wish I new how to  make it flash so as a reader you would know the excitement this has brought to our house today. But with any great news the questions follow so when do you go to Africa? I still don't know, an appointment will be made and a medical will be done.  This is the point that  there may be a need for some more documents. We will just have to wait and see what if anything will be requested once our paper work is looked at. But never the less this is a huge step forward.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


I wonder how anything gets done? I received a notice in the mail stating that department of homeland security has received our adoption paper work. I called to see if it had been assign to a case worker they said no and that they have no idea when it would be. I ask maybe in a week? They again  they have no idea they have made some changes in how they are handling adoption paper work and have put in a new computer system to handle the changes and it is not working. Well then there it is so maybe a week maybe 4  weeks if  I don't laugh I will cry so here is to wordless Wednesday.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Hebrews 10:36

Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that he has promised.

Every day there seems to be changes that add more and more time so this is what I have for now.