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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Third Day - Follow Me There - Lyrics Another Great Song by Third Day



Some great news,

I just read another family's blog. They received a referral for an infant girl on Friday. What this means for me? I am number 2, although of course I haven't confirmed this officially, but they were number 2, so this means I have moved up two spots. I guess I won't be sleeping much in the next few weeks hoping my call will come soon.


Monday, March 14, 2011

"Children Of God" - Official Music Video seems fitting today


In all the crazyness of the last few weeks, I forgot what was important. I am so crazily blessed by my family and friends. I know this adoption is my journey, but I am not on it alone.

My mother, with whom is so wonderful, retired two years early just so her grand daughter will never have to go to daycare. She heard that the children of Ethiopia are deficient in iron and eggs were the best way to help them, so three weeks later she had 6 chickens so the baby will have free range organic eggs. This of course does not counteract the five million crocheted, sewn and otherwise crafty projects she plans on making.

My family is so supportive. My aunt Cindy can not wait to have a little one on their farm. Her and my uncle Bill are special ed teachers (retired) willing to help with anything needed. She has also begun sewing pillowcase dresses for Africa.

My cousin Shelly is so crazy about this baby she is constantly buying things and looking into and learning about Ethiopia. Her 6 year old daughter wanted to tell the Ethiopian Prime Minister on the petition how much she cant wait for her cousin to come home. Shelly is coming to Ethiopia with me on one of my trips.

My best friend Jodi plans on coming with me as well on one of the trips.

My friends and family are already learning about AA hair, as I am petrified on doing hair. My work is so excted that not a day goes by where people aren't asking and praying for me.

There are so many other stories I could write about, my heart is so full.

I know this will work out. This little girl with be my daughter, but she will also be a Butler, and that is a pretty great thing. I really am Blessed. I know it will work out the way it is meant to, I feel a peace I haven't felt in a long time. God is on the side of these beautiful children, and I know he sent me on this journey for a reason. I give all my anxiety to him and pray for all to work out, as so many praying as well.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

God's Grace

For whatever reason, I woke up this morning feeling more at peace than I have in the last week. God sent me on this path for reasons beyond my own grasp. I woke up believing that everything would be ok, so that is what I'm going with.

Starting this process was a leap of faith, continuing this journey is what I am meant to do. I know that once my precious little baby is in my arms in my home, all this stress will seem like a distant past. God has graced me, and I continue to feel his Grace each and every day.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Keeping the Faith

I have been panicking more in the last few days than since I started the adoption process 14 months ago. I am soooo scared that there may be a chance that this MOWA reduction of letters from 40 to 5 may happen,which could lengthen the time between referal and court to a year or more. In my heart, I have to believe that God would not let children stay in an orphanage any longer than necessary, especially if there are loving homes just praying for them to come to, so today, I have to keep the faith that these rumors are just that, rumors.

I sure hope my agency hears something soon so I can just be excited.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Possible movement?

I spoke with my agency yesterday and they have stated that they expect a great number of Referrals over the next two months, which is very exciting, however, not all the news was great. There is an announcement that MOWA has stated they would reduce the number of approval letters for court from 40 to 5 a day, which could extend the wait time from referral to court to up to a year. At this point I can only pray that this does not follow through, and my agency and other agencies are trying to get a meating with MOWA scheduled.

God sent me on this journey at the time that he did for a reason. The child meant for me is somewhere waiting for me, as I am waiting for her, I only hope I do not have to watch her grow up 8000 miles away.

Yesterday I became so disheartened by all of the blogs I have been reading and the negativity and rumors that seem to be so out of control, that I deleted myself from their lists, and now only belong to my agencies' blog. I hope that this will help alleviate the un-needed stress that these angry people have caused me, and can focus on what is important, becoming a mommy,