Our Favorite Quotes

" The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any."
*~ Alice Walker~*

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Bittersweet Ending

Last night was a bittersweet night...my final outing with the Children's Emergency Shelter with the Junior League, but I am moving to God's higher calling and purpose to become the co-chair of the Project Girls empowerment and mentoring committee.
This past year has been a moving experience to allow me to be a light until children who do not know God.
I have had the privilege to meet wonderful children in a bad situation whose lives did not ask for the trouble placed upon them. My heart still goes out to them and I know adopting is what my husband and I truly want.

I had a great time as usual and I was honored and humbled and I hope people especially people of color will learn to open their hearts and minds to adopt a child.

We really want a younger child after dealing with my stepdaughter's troubles and her mother.
We are trying to try for our own though but we know adoption is a must. We would like a child in DHS around 2-3 years of age but we know that is tough.

So far we are praying about it and the Oklahoma DHS have asked us to consider foster parenting but our heart is too weak to do so and the pain would be much too much to endure at this point in our lives. We are ready to build our family and grow it and not to subtract anyone from our family. God's will be done on earth as it is in heaven I hear myself repeat. Oh how God's mercy and goodness follows us each day. I keep asking God to show me his will and not my will.

I keep asking God to grant me serenity, create in my a clean heart, and teach me his ways.


Keep me in prayer please!
Thanks!

Blessed Hannah

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Disney's New Animated Movie a Hit!

Disney's New Animated Movie a Hit!

Disney's The Princess & The Frog

The process of foster adoption help video

Scholar Ladies: A must see for any parent or parent to be!!!

Scholar Ladies: A must see for any parent or parent to be!!!

This video is too cute!!!
It is a must see for any parent, student, or teacher and it truly proves that when a student puts his or her mind to do something educational and positive...
the outcome can be awesome and wonderful!!!!
Please view this video and have fun!!!
This school is trying to receive 10000 hits or more.
Please help them and together we can show You Tube that education is powerful and wonderful.
We need more positive videos like this video on You Tube!!!!

Have fun!!!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Our Update!!!!



Our Update!!!!


Today my husband and I spoke to the adoption social worker in our area!!!
We told her that my husband completes his dislocated worker training in 2 years.
The social worker said they are not worried about us having 2 incomes we just need one stable income and a stable home.
We shall begin the initial adoption process in August 2011!!!

The adoption social worker suggested that my husband and I use this time to begin preparations for our child such as: , preparing to be financially and physically prepared for a child such as clothing, bedding, shoes, food, toys,decorating his room and other things that a child will need. She suggested that we prepare our home to be safe and to ensure we are emotionally and physically and of course financially ready to have a child.


We know that we want a son and we know that we prefer a child that is 8-18 months if that is not possible 18 months-3 years of age. The social worker suggested that if Oklahoma does not have a child in that age group that we can look in other state foster care systems and find a child that way also. She said that we should not give up, a child is possible for us but we are being smart by wanting to wait and that we are thinking about the welfare of a child. She is excited and can not wait until 2011 so that we can begin the initial process. We have decided that we will wait until we are ready to finalize before we release it to our family and other friends due to some of the negativity about adoption that we have received.

She suggested that I look into parenting classes at the local DHS office here in my current state. I will begin that process today....

By September 2011 we will celebrate 6 years of marriage and by the time our son comes home with us we will be married 7 years and that will look better as far as longevity of marriage.
We are so happy!!!! We still have not said anything to our families except my parents and grandmother who are supportive.

We are going to keep updating our blog as we continue the "researching process"!!!
I am a current volunteer at the local children's emergency shelter and the social worker said that will give me some experience working with these children and learning from children in the foster care program. The great thing about this opportunity is that my husband and I volunteer together when he is not in class.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Back Burner...

Time has passed since our last blog and we have decided to continue to place adoption on the back burner... we thought things were looking up for up and we could begin the process but things have continued to remain the same. We are not giving up, each day we hope that we can stop thinking about adoption, we think that if we stop mentioning the world adoption that it will fall from our vocabulary. No matter what we have tried... the word adoption continues to creep into our conversations and we have come to a crossroad in our lives...Continue... to...
research , to pray, to hope, to want, to wish, to dream, to vision....
or....
do we stop.
do we give up????
Langston Hughes's poem comes to my mind as I ponder these questions...

A Dream Deferred

by Langston Hughes

What happens to a dream deferred?

Does it dry up
like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore--
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over--
like a syrupy sweet?

Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.

Or does it explode?


So what happens to our dream of adoption???

Maybe....


We have yet to consider that still want to try. Only time can tell.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Our Decision!!!! ( Concerning the gender of our child)



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Our decision!!!! ( Concerning the gender of our child)



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We have decided on the gender of our child... ( Drum roll please!) lol...



We have decided to adopt a boy!!!!! ( of course you knew that, lol)

Yeah!!!!

The Specifics...

Age: 18 months-2 years
The rest... coming soon!

I am so happy we have finally decided...



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Now we need to learn about raising an adopted child and how to raise boys! :-)
We will post things as we find them, feel free to post your comments! We love comments!
Feel free to post your ideas, suggestions for books and anything that we will need to know or to begin buying.



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Be Blessed & be a blessing!

Be blessed,

Blessed Hannah