July 16, 2012

Adoption Update...

This weekend was great and I hope yours was too.  Danielle (my friend from TX) flew in, I had an Arbonne party at my house Friday night, I saw the Katy Perry 3D movie (amazing) Saturday afternoon, celebrated a friend’s birthday Saturday night, had breakfast at my favorite local diner this morning and then took Danielle back to the airport... then I went and got a manicure with my friend Elizabeth, (hello, cheap therapy session...) followed by an amazing dinner at their house, (homemade potato and asparagus soup…wowza.  That stuff is gooood.) Did I mention they live across the street?  Good golly I love our neighborhood.

Despite all of those busy get-togethers and gatherings, there's never a moment that a very special little girl isn't on my mind... 



Here's the latest:
It's been 6 weeks since our court date.  The original estimate given to us for the processing of the adoption decree and birth certificate was 6 weeks, so we're still in the normal waiting period for those documents... However, if history proves as any lesson, I'm trying to brace myself for another long stretch of waiting...SO if it crosses your mind...please pray that Abiella's health continues to improve and that she is filled with a constant joy, an all-encompassing peace and a deep sense of security. 
peace peace peace


Also,  Lindsay over at Trial by Sapphire asked me to write about my experience as an adoptive mama thus far. I truly enjoyed writing that post and I am beyond honored that she published it on her blog today!! So go check it out!! (Lindsay is an amazing woman and a powerful advocate for children in the foster care system.  You can read about her amazing work as a CASA here.) 


Have a blessed Monday folks!

       

23 comments:

Rhiannon said...

I'm over from Lindsay's blog.

Your story is inspiring. I wish you so much luck in this journey and I hope sweet little Abiella isn't far from living in your loving home.

Rhiannon said...

I'm over from Lindsay's blog.

Your story is inspiring. I wish you so much luck in this journey and I hope sweet little Abiella isn't far from living in your loving home.

Emily @ Emmy June said...

Saying hello from Lindsay's blog. I'm so glad you shared your story and I look forward to following along. My husband and I would love to adopt someday :)

Empirically Erin said...

Thanks so much for sharing your story, Mae. I found it on Lindsay's blog. My parents adopted my little brother and it was a long and difficult process, but it was worth it. A co-worker of mine also just brought home a little girl from Ethiopia as well. It's amazing thing and I wish you the best of luck!

Danielle said...

I'm still praying for you guys! Abiella will be home soon!

XoXo

Magical Day Dream said...

I hope every things works out for you fine and soon! Also, love the quote on peace, so true :)

x

Marielle

Lindsay @ Trial By Sapphire said...

Mae, you and your husband are so inspiring, and I am honored that you shared this stage of your adoption story on my blog today. I can't thank you enough!

KEEP BEING AMAZING! I can't wait until Baby Abi gets to come home!

Allison Coomes said...

I am beyond words inspired by your story- I pray that God gives you His peace that is beyond understanding!
God bless-)

Kelly said...

I just came by from Trial By Sapphire. Your story is amazing. My cousins are in the process of adopting a little girl from Ghana as well. They have one more home study and then they can submit everything to really start the process of getting her. We've been praying for this little girl none of us know yet. You have such a beautiful little girl and a beautiful story.

Ashley said...

I am so happy to be following you now. Love this story and know that your heart aches every day for your sweet baby girl!! Best of luck with everything.

Vanessa said...

I love your baby girl's name. I will pray for Abiella and you and your husband. Thank you for blessing us with your story. much love.

Mrs. Osmond said...

ohhh... thats hard not being able to help your little one, I hope she gets better your in our thoughts!

Shannon said...

I discovered you through Along Abbey Road and I'm so glad I did. I'm a new follower.

http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

Eloquent English said...

Sooo sweet! I found you through AAR! New follower! xoxo A-

Jenn @ PSP said...

New follower from Along Abbey Road! I'm sorry to hear you're going through so much, but I'm so inspired that you are going after something so amazing! Good luck with Abiella!

Danielle said...

loving and praying for you guys! xo

Jasmyne said...

Praying for your family, for wisdom, peace, strength and health through it all!

vintage grey said...

Beautiful post, and will be keeping you in my prayers!! Happy to be your newest follower! xo Heather

Natasha Ting said...

I read all your guest posts on other blogs because they were so interesting! Now i finally landed here to say hello. You are super cool, from marrying a musician to going to a bar in pjs, from thinking you were super hot to adopting a girl and develop such a bond with her even prior to first meeting with her.

I'm following you for more interesting stories and i don't think that i can stop myself from coming over to browse your archives from time to time.

xo Natasha
http://picablocks.blogpsot.com

It's Sooo Fluffy! said...

I just read all of your adoption posts. I'm so glad there are still amazing people in the world that are going to raise amazing people of the future. I really hope your daughter gets to come home soon! My friend is in the process of adopting and I will let her know about your blog! Good luck with everything!

natalie blair said...

Wow. This is soooooooo beautiful! And your daughter is sooo adorable! I hope she comes home soon! And I hope she gets better fast!

Gosh I can't get over that photo. She looks like my little one when she sleeps on me like that!

Vanessa Wittmer said...

I just found you through Amy, and I am your newest follower!! I am praying for you guys and your beautiful daughter! :) May the Lord truly bless your sweet little family!

xoxo Vanessa @ He Says Newcastle
vanessawittmer.blogspot.com

Allie said...

SUCH an inspiration. thank you for writing. http://www.alexandrasafran.com/2012/07/inspired-by-locals-jill-from.html