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Roller Coaster Ride...

Anybody who has adopted or is "in process" understands the roller coaster ride visual. We are finding it doesn't matter if it's International adoption or Domestic adoption, the ride is a constant steep climb up and a stomach-twisting ride down! Now don't get me wrong, I like riding roller coasters just not all day, every day. LOL!

So where are we on this journey? Who knows!! We have been contacted several times about a definate "situation" but the fees have just blown us out of the water! Amazing! I know adoption costs with International adoption and they were a struggle, but this....this is unreal! I have seen "situations" listed with the fees being as high as $42,000.00!

Breathe Lisa, breathe.

Now please hear me in this, I understand that there are costs associated with the birth, the process, the legals, etc. but there is no possible way someone isn't having their pocket padded with the extra. My question is, isn't it about the childre…

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I am....very hard on myself. Just ask my family :)
I want....to hear God say "well done, good and faithful servant".
I have...the world's most amazing husband! Really, I do!
I wish...adoption was more affordable so those that long to be the hands of Jesus could be!
I hate...when I talk to someone and they only half listen or don't look me in the eyes. Makes me feel so unappreciated!
I miss...having lots of free time to read. Even the bathroom isn't a safety zone anymore. Little voices saying "momma, what are you doing"? or heck, just waltzing right in and sitting beside me. Sigh! LOL!
I fear...not making a difference in this big, old world, sickness, and giving up too soon.
I feel...truly blessed, and/or stressed. Depending on the day :)
I hear...my precious husbands voice. Nothing better!
I smell...honestly, I keep smelling a pee smell. Can't detect where it's coming from exactly...but can guess how it got there and who did it.
I crave...…

Just a quick note...

In the last post I failed to mention that the madman/hostage situation was resolved about 1 AM that morning with him coming off the mountain and turning himself in. He did not hurt his hostages, thank God!

Gabriella was in the hospital for several days. The hospital is a large hospital but they were so busy we never did get a room. We stayed in the ER the whole time! Can you say BIG bills coming?!

She goes for more bloodwork and a Dr. appt. today and then to see the specialist next week. Her little arms are so sore and bruised from all the pokes they did to draw blood and put in her IV. Not sure how she will feel about those poor arms being poked again today. :(

She is slowly gaining her strength but is back to being clingy again. She wants me to hold her all the time and is very scared of noises. It seems each step forward is followed by several steps back. But that's ok, this too shall pass. Besides, holding a gorgeous Korean all the time isn't that hard and it sure is build…

Again??!!!!

Originally I was planning on posting pictures of the fun day we had with our friends and their 6 soon to be 7 children. I LOVED having 11 children running around. It was AWESOME!!!

However, our visit was cut short due to Gabriella having another seizure. My oldest son and I rushed her to the ER around 3:30. She was unresponsive for the next 3 hours! Talk about freaking out! That was me.

Sean made it to the hospital while she was having a CAT scan done. They ended up transferring her to Hershey Medical Center that evening. Now listen, this is where the story gets more interesting.....

Zack and I were heading home around 8 PM to drop him off to help with the other kids. The main road and all side roads to our home were barricaded off. We stop to talk to the fire police to ask where the fire is and can we get thru? He says there's no fire there is a madman loose on the mountain with guns and all kinds of weapons. He has taken hostages! WHAT?!

Another version of Lisa freaking out! My ki…

Happy Birthday Miss G...

Today is Miss G's 3rd birthday. She has been so looking forward to her birthday for awhile. In fact, she was singing Happy Birthday to herself much of the week! LOL!

My dearest Gabriella, oh how much you are loved! You bring so much joy to our family with your raspy little voice, your crazy antics and your priceless smile. I am so, so thankful God led us to you and turned our sorrow into joy! You asked me the other day if you can have a baby in your belly and I said, yes, when you are much older ;) You are going to be such a great mommy someday. You carry your baby doll all over singing, kissing, and feeding it.
Remember, precious, God has a good plan for your life. Jeremiah 29:11!We love you, happy, happy birthday!!!!

Loved This...

Do you ever feel like you miss the point when it comes to God's love? The greatest love story ever told, the Bible, tells us repeatedly that His gracious love is a free gift from a devoted Father to a beloved child, an endless supply of everything we need to be secure and happy. And yet...we miss the point. Like Jesus' devoted friend Martha, who found it so difficult simply to accept and enjoy His free and boundless love, we often scurry around in our endless activities for God and miss His everpresent love for us.
Not so with Edith. She got it, right from God's heart to hers.
Edith was a little girl who was an orphan on the streets of London after World War II. She would often sneak into the backs of public buildings to get warm, and one Sunday evening she slipped into the back of a church and listened to the sermon. How excited she was at what she heard!
As the congregation was filing out, shaking hands with the minister, the little girl rushed up to him and…

Waiting....

As you wait upon the Lord, you learn to see things from His perspective, move at His pace, and function under His directives. Waiting times are growing times and learning times. As you quiet your heart, you enter His peace... as you sense your weakness, you receive His strength... as you lay down your will, you hear His calling. When you mount up, you are being lifted by the wind of His spirit... when you move ahead, you are sensitive to His timing... when you act, you give yourself only to the things He has asked you to do. ~ Roy Lessin ~ They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. Isaiah 40:31 KJV This was a beautiful card given to us by dear friends with a generous gift towards our adoption. Between the above words and the sweet blessings they wrote inside I was a heap of tears. Just when I need it most God speaks His words to my heart and encourages me. Thank you Father for…