Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
* Clepson (from Haiti and being hosted by my sister) had surgery yesterday. He is doing OK but he will see his bandage "off" at the doctor today. Please keep him and his host family in your prayers. This is going to be a really big day for him, possibly even more difficult than the surgery itself. He is having some pain because of the head pressure and changes that are occurring. Prayers appreciated.
*My Mom and cousin Libby arrived yesterday and we are excited about the next two weeks and having time to visit them.
*Angeline had an appointment yesterday with the sleep clinic at Children's. She is likely having surgery soon. More to come. Prayers appreciated for this too.
*Bear had been running a fever last night and this morning. No other symptoms. We are praying its teething or viral and NOT a UTI/Bladder issue. We are watching him closely.
*My husband was gone for 15 hours yesterday working. I miss him and hope he has a three day weekend.
*Leishan has been staying with us for an extended visit. We are enjoying all this time with her. She is doing wonderfully and is very happy and content in her life. Its a blessing.
*Tyler has an interview for an Americorps program. (The same one I did and Jeremy did) prayers appreciated. We know your going to do great Ty!
*Please continue to pray for Isaac's file and his adoption. No news yet.
*Please continue to pray for Bear's parents. They still haven't been able to come in as they had hoped. They tried to come yesterday and his Mom fell off the donkey that was carrying her so they had to go back home. Prayers. Thanks.
*Prayers for my brother Patrick, brother in law Terry and friend of theirs who are going next week to summit a large mountain. It's a risky climb but they will have a guide.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
you are our everything
and our strong tough guy
even when you cry
and like to watch the same movies
way too many times
even when they are movies like:
10 things I hate about you
and Remember the Titans
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Above is Isaac's passport picture. I dream about the day when I will be looking at this picture on the actual passport, with my son on my lap, and my husband by my side- watching Haiti disappear beneath the clouds, and the plane headed out towards Florida.
MOI is only open for visitors on Thursdays and Fridays. I dream each and every week that this Thursday or this Friday will be the week when we are out. When we are done. When we are MOVING towards a close place to bring our boy home.So this week- MOI- you can't be closed. Because then I can't even dream. I just have to shift from dreaming to merely waiting- and I can't stop dreaming OK? Merely waiting is not good enough.
On waiting HOPEFUL knees for you son.
P.S. This was noted on another blog yesterday:
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Ministère d'Intérieur - Ministry of Interior
Regular office hours are commencing this Thursday, June 18th and Friday, June 19th.I have no update on IBESR and Madam Pierre (Director).
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
The "worm" thing can be found here:
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
If you know anything about Kate, you know that she can be pushy, controlling and demanding. She can be a lovely and sweet Mom but she does have this intense TYPE A side to her that isn't so pretty.
Let me set the scene for you. After a lovely weekend away with my hubby- it was Monday and I had a ton of stuff to get done. Typically on the weekends I do a mass grocery shop/errand run. I try to get everything in order and planned out for the week so I am not making last minute diaper runs etc. Since I have been trying to coupon (thanks to my dear friend Heather and all her helpful hints)- it has made shopping trips that requires better planning and more time consuming. (well worth the money savings of course)
Monday morning started really early. My husband had to leave the house at 2am to get to work by 4am. Ouch. I felt terrible for him since I knew he had very little sleep and because of the commotion of him leaving essentially in the middle of the night- my sleep was interrupted- to say the least. Workout plans with a friend were foiled for the early morning because her husband had
Then the manager came over to declare that this was Miss Check Out girls first week working at this store. They both stood and complained about large "orders" and people buying multiple carts of food. Then they asked me if I was "stocking up". OK people- if you see someone grocery shopping with NINE children- perhaps use your deductive reasoning and assume that they might have to actually feed all those children something from time to time! No I was not stocking up you moron!
Monday, June 15, 2009
Here are some of the favorite pictures
by children have taken over the past month.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Saturday, June 13, 2009
You will notice a much happier
(They will not do the surgery until they
figure out how to cast him afterward.)
(we want to protect his bladder and kidneys
We are so in love.