Our First Date

Thursday, April 26, 2007

HS Update

I spoke with someone from our agency on Monday and she apologized for the delay in my hs approval. She stated that they had a lot of out of state applicants and that they were behind. She promised to get started on it tomorrow(Tues). So I don't know if it takes a week after she starts on it or what. ARRRGGGGHHHH, I am trying so hard to practice patience. I know God's hand is over all of this and everything will happen when it should. I just want to get the paperwork part done with and let the real waiting begin.

I'm also attempting to diet so I can't self medicate with chocolate. Such a cruel, cruel world!!!

Monday, April 23, 2007

No news is No news!

Well it's now been 2 weeks since my homestudy was submitted. I called and left a message at the agency. No word yet. I am really getting my nickers in a wad because the approval normally is granted within a day or so of the agency receiving it. What on earth is in mine that's taking it so long. Hubby and I have a wonderful loving home, ready for a baby. The hoops that we have to jump through are just ridiculous. I'm feeling blue today anyway so this is just the reason I need to throw myself a big pity party. WAAAAAAAAA, Poor Me!!!

Monday, April 16, 2007

Another School Tragedy

Well by now you've all heard about today's tragedy at Virginia Tech. My God, my God, what kind of world are we living in? It seems that our children are not safe ANYWHERE. My heart goes out to all of the families and other students. How will I be able to protect my sweet Gracie in a world of madness.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Saturday Nite Blues

Another Sat nite and hubby and I are home watching the ole telly. I can't help but imagine how different our life will be once Gracie comes. I know it will be challenging but oh so, so rewarding as well. I was checking our adoption forum and reading about all of the new referrals (children). How I wish I could speed ahead 9 months and we would be posting about our prescious baby girl. Oh well, all in God's time. Once we finally get on the waiting list, I'm going to start buying a few things for the nursery. That will be FUN, FUN, FUN

Friday, April 13, 2007

Homestudy Hold Up

Hello All,
Well today I called our agency because we still haven't heard anything regarding our homestudy approval. I was getting very anxious. Turns out they were waiting for 1 document from our sw that I told her to send on Monday. She said THEY told her she could send it later. Come on folks, we've got to do better than this. We already have a several months long wait AFTER all of the paperwork is completed, I don't need unneccesary speed bumps now. She faxed it over and hopefully the approval will be given in the next few days. Then on to the dossier.

In other news. Check out my blog header. Cute huh?! My friend Kena made it pretty for me. I just love it. Shout out to Kena, Thanks Lady!

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Nappy Headed Hos!

Thank God, they've fired that horse's behind, Don Imus!!!! I feel so good that for once this type of racist hatred won't be tolerated. A big thank you to CBS, MSNBC, & the advertisers that pulled their ads. I've just been beside myself ever since this story broke. As you all can see, I myself look like the young ladies he so viciously verbally attacked (with a few extra years on me of course) I felt personally offended as I'm sure many AA women and women in general for that matter. When my Gracie comes, I'm going to teach her to have an inner strength and beauty that can't be sullied by such ignorance. Also, I might get her some boxing lessons in case the inner strength doesn't work! (wink)

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

The Many Faces of Me

Home Study Wait

Well today I emailed sw regarding the status of our homestudy. She turned it in on Monday and I thought we'd have an answer right away. Turns out it takes about a week to hear back. Hopefully all is well and we'll be moving forward soon. In other news, I tried racquetball today and absolute loved it! I hope this can be a weapon in my weight loss war, God knows I could use some help. Goodbye for now.

Monday, April 9, 2007

Immigration blues

Today Hubby and I went to the immigration office to file our I600A form. We had an appointment so didn't have to wait too long, but after driving 45 mins. across town, we were told that the form had to be mailed not brought in. The lady behind the counter told us that she know the website says something else but oh well. AARRRGGGHHHH, so frustrating. I really wanted to get that taken care of. Oh well, now I have to call and find out exactly were to send the form. Let me tell you, adoption is not for the faint of heart.

Sunday, April 8, 2007


Today was wonderful. We got up early & went to sunrise service & stayed for 0800 service. Jeff Majors the harpist performed and it was beautiful. I've been trying to upload photos and change the look of this blog without success. I'm close to giving up but I really want to chronicle our adoption journey. Well I'll give it awhile longer.

Saturday, April 7, 2007


Today will be my first attempt at blogging. The purpose of this blog is to chronicle our journey to our daughter Grace. My hubby and I are adopting an infant from Ethiopia. We are at the beginning of the process and hopefully she will be home wih us by summer 2008. Sooner would be better but I don't want to drive myself to crazy with the wait.
At this point our homestudy is complete and we our waiting for approval with our agency, CHSFS. The homestudy was fairly painless although I felt our sw failed to show me as warm and fuzzy as I really am. I suggested a few changes and she made them but I'm still don't belive it's an accurate depiction. Well hopefully she know's what she's doing and all will be ok.
The next step is our dossier, after that's completed and approved we are officially on the waiting list.