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Indiana, United States
I'm a mother of five of my own children, very blessed adoptive mommy to one, step mother to three! Married to a wonderful man who forgives ALOT! Grammy to 6!I also have the best "kids in law" that I could have! I am blessed to be able to baby sit for our grandchildren a few days a week. I am blessed to be able to NOW stay home full time to take care of our home, children, and grandchildren!!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013


We are humbled and excited that we feel that our Heavenly Father has set us out on the "adoption road" once again. We have been accepted by our adoption agency to start the process to adopt "Haoren"...an adorable little girl from China. Now our information needs to be sent to China to have them accept us. Then we can be "matched" with our little Asian Angel and then just get all of our dossier ready to be sent to China. Of course, there is a lot of fundraising to get done as well!

I have felt that I needed to do something to help fund this adoption and I have prayed about this. God has opened the door just a "crack" and I have become a Lia Sophia Adviser. (Lia Sophia sells jewelry.) I don't expect to become rich but if I can help with some of the costs of her adoption, then I will be happy!

I have also been making jelly and I've sold some already! I've made nearly $60! I know that's not a lot but it does help pay for some services we need to adopt again.

On another note, we spent a wonderful weekend in Chicago this weekend! We dropped daughter Jennie off at the airport for her to fly off to England until January. Yes, JANUARY! So that means I will be without my little girl for the holidays. But on the brighter side, JENNIE will spend the holidays with the young man she loves and his family! Isn't that awesome? Imagine spending Christmas in England! She is also planning to make the family a Thanksgiving Feast since they don't have Thanksgiving in England. Hmmmm....I wonder how that will turn out!! Haha....She's a cutie!!

That's about all that's going on around here. The leaves are falling and it's so pretty here in central Indiana!
Blessings to you!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Application turned in!!

Whew....after literally weeks of struggling with the application process, we have just faxed our application to adopt to the adoption agency. I had been doing the online application but had trouble with it working. Then, I faxed it last Thursday but they didn't receive it. THEN, we emailed it yesterday but again, it was not received. So today Roger faxed it from his office and they finally got it!!

This is the start of a very long process of this precious child's adoption. We have to be approved by the agency and then the agency in China needs to ok us before we can be "matched" with this little angel.
I am simply crazy about her. She seems to be so motivated and strong.

She has mild cerebral palsy which is only affecting her legs but she is learning to walk. I'm already so proud of her...just like I'm so proud of Israel for overcoming all that he overcame in his past.


We would love prayers regarding this adoption...for the process, for her health and our health, and for the funds to be able to do this. This is a leap of faith right now.....

Blessings to you all!