Thursday, February 12, 2009

Last Blog Post until further notice...:(

Well dear bloggers this is going to be my last post being that we are on "pause"...who knows how long that will be?

I can blame it on finances, the housing market, my own house not selling, nervousness.. ......blah blah or I can just say we are not ready YET!!  So add all of those things up and you get to the point where we currently are - unable to pull the trigger, unable to make that leap, unable to take that first step...

Possible when we do sell our house, possible when our business gets better, possible if I land a new job...then we may start.  

I reflect on our timeline of last summer...last July 4th as being the day adoption came to us through an adorable little chinese girl.  The day that changed my life - shook my entire world...made me look at everything through different eyes.  If we had gone with our gut instincts we may have a referral already  - may be on our way to ET in a few months...may be closer to being parents.  

But we did not we chose to wait and so here we are 7 months closer to starting.

So for my last post I thank you for all of your positive comments and support and I hope that one day I am able to write that we have started the process.....until then.  God Bless!

Friday, January 30, 2009

Ice Storm/Parents

Finally heard from the 'rents last evening...they came to Nash and then their power came back on soooo  they headed back today.


Thanks for the prayers...

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Parents live in Paducah KY - NO ELECTRICITY!!

My parents live in Paducah Kentucky where there has been NO electricity for 2 full days!  There has been a terrible ice storm. Over 400,000 people do not have heat!!

I have not been able to get in touch with them at all!  I usually talk to them 2-3x a day.  

It is really cold there - please pray that they are ok and that all of the families there get electricity back on really soon.

thank you!

Another Showing!

Well this Saturday we have another showing at our house!!

That is 5 in 2 weeks!!!!!!!!!!!


Prayers needed!! 
1:00 Saturday - pray for a contract!!

Thank you!! Mindy

Monday, January 26, 2009

4 showings with NO offer!

Well - we had four showings on our house but no offer!!

I am thankful for the showings - 4 is a huge amount in a tough real estate time.  The only feedback we received was and I am quoting here "your home is too nice - our children would tear it up in a month"....

Not really sure what to say about this??  Just move on to the next buyer.  

I am sad - I am frustrated - I am ready to start the process of adopting.  I feel stuck in limbo.  

I launched my other blog 

to my friends and family.  I really want this blog to be money maker for our adoption.  I hope it works.  Time will tell!!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Things I didn't know....

Well the Catholic Charities meeting on international adoption was GREAT!!  I learned several new things that I did not know before...

1. That most of the time people ask for an infant baby girl when adopting.
2.  That the Ethiopian program is still moving very fast and going very smoothly!!  YEAH!!
3.  That most of the time you will not meet the birth mother or parents.
4.  Most of the time when babies come home to their forever families that they are usually 9 months or older.  

Quick note...we have had 3 showings on our house in a week and we have another one tomorrow!!

Fingers crossed for an offer!!

Thursday, January 22, 2009


That is how I feel has been coming for a few weeks/months now...either on the verge of tears or nerves or wanting to scream!!

I am going to another adoption meeting tonight - it is at Catholic Charities.  I hope to get some clarity on a few unanswered questions.
How are we going to come up with the enormous amount of money?  How are we going to get our house sold?  What if we wait so long that the waits become longer and longer or they close the program? What if they change the age requirements and we don't qualify?  What it what if what if!!!!!  

I have been running more - trying to keep my mind off adoption.  
Keep the blog stalking to a minimum.  Yeah right....
Talking to friends....
Praying...lots of praying!!  For specific sell my house.  For  contract on my house close to the asking price.  For clarity. To help me make decisions. For prosperity. 

I have 2 blog friends that are #1 on the wait list.  I can't wait for them to get their referrals!!  I am praying for both of you this week!!