Saturday, October 29, 2011

Monday, October 24, 2011

A little about us...

Our time counter says we've been waiting a little more than a month for our baby.  If you know us, you know that my first miscarriage was in 2000.  I got pregnant in a couple months of trying.  Had ultrasounds.  Picture on frig.  Miscarried at 12 weeks.  Had to have D & C.  So, we decided to enjoy "us", but still try.  We've traveled... been to Mexico several times, Jamaica, Bahamas, Mountains and Florida - over and over.  We built our home.  We built us.  Then several years later, we decided to start fertility. (Although we've been to several doctors and kept hearing, "You are normal.  No problems.")  Several IUI's that didn't take.  We went on to the big on InVitro.  Jason gave me several shots a day.  We ended up pregnant, but miscarried in a couple weeks.  So, after much prayer and tears - we moved to adoption.  We first met with Foster Care lady, but that wasn't for us after all our heartbreak.  We had to be a little protective of "US".  We felt led to All Blessings International in Owensboro.  They are precious.  Helpful.  Honest.  We signed up for Nepal 2 years ago, but then US stopped adoptions in Nepal because of "illegal actions".  Jason kept saying, "Tara, you are enough for me.  You and I are enough."  I tried to get in that mode.  Prayed to get in that frame of mind.  I felt I was born to be a momma.  Couldn't grasp the thought of never being a "Mamaw".  But, I kept trying to get there.  ABI friend called and told us The Home of God's Love was taking applications again!  We prayed.  We turned in our info.  We were put on the official waiting list for Taiwan September 10.  (Mandee was wonderful through this process.  Thanks girl.)  We feel so right about this.  God's timing is perfect.  We'll be even better parents at our ages, having so many years of marriage together, wonderful jobs, etc. etc.  I've told Jason - he is my gift from God over and over.  We now know we're getting another gift.  Our spirits are lifted.  We're so excited.  Gave our anxieties to God.  Who cares about the $25,000+++ we lost in fertility and failed adoption.  We don't.  Thank you Lord, for your blessings on us.  And the one in the works.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Blog I can't quit looking at....  Is my baby in one of these pictures?  Mamaw Donna said she wants them all.  I agree.  Precious.  This is Ted and Bev's nephew.  They run the orphanage and have for 40 years.  They should be back in the US the end of this week.  My cell phone stays on my desk.  My students know to be listening for it!  Can't imagine that phone call!  Whew!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Family Vacation!

Just got home from family vacation to Panama City.  We had a ball.  I bet we heard, "Can't wait to have an addition to family on next trip."  10 times on our trip. We are thrilled.  We were "OFFICIALLY" put on the list September 10.  We don't expect to hear anything for a couple more weeks, when Ted and Bev go back to Taiwan.  Can't wait to meet the baby God has chosen for us.  Can't wait to find out if he/she is born.  Can't wait to love Ross/Rossi.  Well, we already do.