Monday, September 27, 2010

Lexie Court News!

GREAT COURT NEWS!! I got word today that my re-scheduled court for Lexie has been set for this Thursday (Sept. 30) in the morning....so on Wednesday night our time, the judge will hopefully be FINALLY hearing Lexie's case!! Now let's hope the judge has compassion for the delays and issues a quick first ruling!! Praising God tonight! Oh, and got a few new pics today too!!

Here is a sweet picture of Janie this past weekend!



Friday, September 24, 2010

Sweet Janie!

Hi Everyone,
Janie here....So last week my day sitter had a special event going on and couldn't watch me, so I got to spend the whole day with Mimi. Mommy wondered how spoiled I would be when she got home.....Mimi and I "shopped 'til we dropped". Here is what mommy found when she got home!

Yep, Mimi bought me all kinds of great things: some new clothes, some room decorations, and of course toys!! It was sooooo much fun spending the whole day with her!

My friend Harrison is hoping to have some siblings soon! Yep, his mommy and daddy are going to be adopting from Ethopia (hopefully a sibling group) and they sold these great shirts as a fundraiser for the adoption. Mommy has one too and really likes it, but she says I make a cuter model. You can read their journey HERE.

Lots of people said I look cute in this outfit. Boy, mommy comes up with some silly outfits for me! 

I have a new love---BARNEY! Of course Elmo is still #1, but Barney is pretty funny too! Mommy got me some DVD's and I love to watch the songs and dance along with Barney!
Here I am just being silly at home--my favorite thing to do is pull ALL of my toys out of the toy boxes, cabinets, baskets, and spread them all over the entire house!
Hope everyone has a great weekend!
Take care!
Love you all,
Janie

Monday, September 20, 2010

Court Delayed Again

Court hearing for Lexie did not happen as scheduled on Monday. The typhoon was a strong one and the government offices (and courts) were closed. The first 2 dates were rescheduled b/c the social worker did not have the report completed to give judge and now this.....will this ever happen?

I am thankful that the babies, nannies, and birth moms are all OK...That is ultimately what is most important. I am just disappointed that the hearing still has not happened. Then after it finally does I still have to wait for first ruling, final decree, AIT appointment before I can travel to bring sweet Lexie home.....sigh.

Praying that it is rescheduled quickly and not too far out-then praying the judge has compassion that this has taken so long and gives a speedy ruling.

I'm coming baby girl! Hang in there! Janie and I cannot wait to meet you!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Typhoon

Got word that all the babies and mommies are safe in Taitung (Lexie's town). Attached is the latest.... Click HERE to see latest info:

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Happy Gotcha Day!

Exactly one year ago today, God placed the most amazing child in my arms and my life has been blessed ever since. I remember Deana walking into the room holding my sweet Janie and as tears of joy streamed down my cheeks, my life was changed forever! Janie, I love you more than words can ever express!

September 14, 2009


September 14, 2010


Adoption is not an easy journey and the unknowns can be frightening, exhausting, overwhelming, and saddening. However, I would live every second all over again knowing how wonderful the outcome is! 

God's plan is perfect--all of the time, not some of the time! I have always known that, but honestly during the low times of the wait-it was hard to remember that. 

Now I smile as I think back to that crazy person I was for 3 years. I  was the crazy waiting mommy who checked her email a thousand times a day, who obsessed with watching the clock couting the minutes to when the adoption agency closed and I wouldn't hear the phone ring anymore, who longed for Monday mornings hoping to hear something that week.

My path was set all along, I just needed to let go and walk it! When I finally did let go and turn it all over to the Lord, Janie came into my life! What a joy she is! What a blessing I have been given. I promise to always remember that! All of the time-not some of the time!


Sunday, September 12, 2010

Fortune Cookie

My chinese fortune cookie today read: Good things come in small packages. One is coming your way.....

Hmmmmm :):)

1 year ago....

1 year ago today I got on a plane to head to Taiwan to meet my beautiful daughter Janie! Wow!! Those 3 years of waiting for her seemed to never end-but this year has flown by!!! She is the most amazing little girl. She has brought so much joy to my life and to everyone she comes into contact with. People are drawn to her. On a regular basis, strangers will approach me in stores, restaurants, etc and ask to see her up close. So many people have told me that they see her from across the room and feel pulled to her-so many people have even asked to take her picture. It is a little strange-but it doesn't seem to scare me. There is just something really special about this little girl. God has big plans for her!! And I am honored to be her mommy!

Now, by God's hand, I am waiting to get on the plane again to bring her sister home...I'm coming sweet Lexie-we love you!

By the way, I did a really great post yesterday with tons of video of Janie talking and being so silly....but I can't seem to get the videos to load-ggrrrrr. I'll keep trying!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Labor Day Weekend

Had a great Labor Day weekend. Of course I came down with a TERRIBLE cold (so I thought). Mom came over Saturday afternoon to help play with Janie while I rested. By Sunday, I was miserable and gave in and went to a local doctor....I didn't think I could wait until Tuesday to see my regular doctor. I was diagnosed with a severe sinus infection (never had one before) and given an antibiotic, cough supressent, and a steriod shot (in the rear no less)!! I am feeling so much better and SOOOOO grateful for my mom....I could not have made it thru Sunday and Monday without her!! 

We didn't go to the UGA game on Saturday--but Janie still showed off her Bulldog Pride!
 Go Dawgs!!



Check out this really cool and ENORMOUS chair we saw at Sams!

We went and picked up Janie's 18-month photos...here they are all spread out on the living room floor! Too cute!

Came back home for a swim!


Thursday, September 2, 2010

More delays....

Feeling sad...don't know all the specific details, but apparently Lexie's court hearing was rescheduled AGAIN! So, more delays....I trust that God is in control and I know that HIS timing is always perfect, but for tonight this is how Janie and I feel about it....

(This picture was actually taken back in November 2009, but it is the only one I have of her upset...)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Lexie court hearing!!

Lexie's re-scheduled court hearing is set for tomorrow in Taiwan (actually it will be happening tonight while we are sleeping). Please join me in prayer that the court hearing happens as scheduled, goes smoothly, that the judge feels he/she has enough information to make a ruling, and that the ruling comes quickly! Also, please pray for Janie/Lexie's birth mother. I am certain that this will be another difficult day for her.

In the meantime, here is a sneak peak of sweet Lexie! Check out that little grin! I can't wait to get these sisters together!!