Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Take Two!

Well, I accidentally deleted my first draft of today's blog... Ughhh...

Just an update: Griff and I got fingerprints done today, Griff had his physical, and we had a phone conference with our adoption rep. from Lifeline today. We are hopeful that if we can plough through this home study and dossier prep., we might have a shot at traveling to get Mia next summer. As I say that, I fully understand that God is in control and we will go when He decides. So... in the mean time, I am still reeling from the thought that we will have a little girl in this house. I bought her a little baby doll yesterday... I can't wait to send it to her. Once we know where she is, we can send her care packages. There are many, many more prayers to be said and I ask that if you are reading this blog, that you pray for Mia's parents, especially her mother, for a safe delivery and that Mia will be protected from all harm. I am asking God to surround this little baby girl with his best angels until He's ready for us to go get her. Thanks everyone.

"Wait for the Lord, and keep His way." Psalms 37:34

Monday, September 28, 2009

What a day!

Well, today has been busy. Gus and Max went to Slocum Ridge for their grooming. Max now looks like a gray rat... but he does look better than he did. I am feeling remorseful for getting another dog, because right now I just don't have the time to devote to housetraining him, playing with him, etc.

The Glencoe Junior High football team played at Jacksonville tonight. We were trampled ...
36-0. Ouch. Cole played one play that I counted. I have to say one thing about my kid... he's got guts. He loves football, practices everyday without complaining, and is as fired up as any kid on the team. He doesn't play very much, but he's willing to give it all he's got when he does. That tells me a lot about the man he will be. I am so proud of him.

Garrett starts back to guitar lessons at Andy's Music tomorrow. He is so artistic. He's making a comic book right now... He wants to be a cartoonist when he grows up. I can just see him working for PIXAR, designing the next blockbuster!

Nolan... wow... he talks nonstop.... Wonder who's genes are dominant in that little thing? He is too smart for his own good.

And then there will be Mia... I just wonder who she will be, if she's been born yet, what her parents are like, and how our family will change when a little girl enters this house. That is a lot to ponder on.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Productive Day!

Garrett, Nolan, and I went shopping tonight and we bought a few things for our Mia. I can't wait to send them to her when we find out who she is, where she is, etc. etc. It's a weird feeling buying toys for a baby that may not even be alive yet. This is going to be a journey, I can tell...

Friday, September 25, 2009

Finally Home!

I enjoyed getting to see all of my work buddies in Las Vegas and I am really excited about the opportunities that lay ahead with the Genentech group. I am extremely fortunate and blessed to be part of such an innovative company.

Our China Adoption Manual arrived today. I took it to OfficeMax and printed it off... 212 pages!!! Oh, my. We've got a lot of work to do before we can get our little Mia.

My mom is researching, researching, researching and she is discovering so much useful information for our travels to get Mia. I am so thankful for that.

Monday, September 21, 2009

We are adopting!

Okay, everybody... hold on to your hat... Griff and I have decided to pursue infant adoption in China. I've "entertained" the idea for a long time... my parents even joked about it. However, it wasn't something that I thought we would actually do. I can only describe what has happened as a nudging of the Holy Spirit... a thought of a little girl that won't leave my head... a burden that won't let me rest. I started praying about it, asking God to confirm what I was thinking. I worried that this was something I was cooking up, and that this really wasn't God actually asking us to do it. As I readied myself to talk this over with Griff, I knew that he would be apprehensive. He thought it was a good idea too! I said, "Griff, can we do this? Can we raise four kids?" He said without hesitation, "Sure we can..." That kind of confidence can only come from a reassurance from God, the father. I know that this is something God is asking us to do and He proves that to me each day as this process of adoption begins. He is providing for needs, supplying encouragement through our friends and family, and reassuring my soul that this is His plan for us and for this orphaned child. The landscape of our family will be forever changed when she joins us. I do believe that God asks us all to minister to those who need love and protection and I hope that He will find us faithful in doing just that. It is my prayer that our children will be so greatly affected by this genuine act of love and faithfulness that they will be better husbands, better fathers, and better friends because of it. God never fails us.

This blog will be a diary of our journey... of our everyday lives between now and then... written proof of the miracle of what God will do through this event. I ask anyone reading this blog to remember us in prayer, that God will be glorified, that this baby will be protected, and that her parents be comforted. We thank you already... :)

" And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, " Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?", and then said I, "Here am I... send me". Isaiah 6:8

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Boy am I tired! Spent the day shopping with one of my very best friends... Kelly Brown. We had a lot of fun helping her find a new wardrobe. :)

Bama was able to pull out a win; at the expense of my husband's good mood. I'm beginning to hate football season, because my otherwise laidback husband becomes irritable and grouchy.

Looking forward to church tomorrow and a special birthday lunch with my friend, Jan.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Friday!!!! Yeah! The Fairley boys got off to school in their Bama jerseys today, pumped about the upcoming Bama game, and NO SCHOOL! Today is Grandparent's Day at GES and Garrett is so fortunate to have a grandmother AND a GREAT grandmother attending. Mimi and Gig will be around too... they'll do double duty between Molly and Garrett... :)

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Not so bad! The blog project wasn't as difficult as I thought it would be. Thank goodness it's Thursday and Friday is coming soon. We have Open House PTO at Glencoe Elementary tonight for Garrett and Grandparent's Day tomorrow. That should be sweet... we are so fortunate to have OUTSTANDING grandparents and great-grandparents. Have a good day everybody.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Today is the first day...

As if I don't have enough to do... I think that this blog thing will be fun. Gonna give it a try.