Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Posted by Picasa More than a Name without a Face
Afraid at first to say it out loud,
for fear that it might not come true.
Then one day we referred to Karsynn
and everyone finally knew it was you.
A name, but no face
and we're sure some wondered why
we would even use if so freely.
Our dear China Doll, it is because we can imagine your face in our minds so sweetly.
We picture a round face
and dark, almond-shaped eyes,
dark hair and ivory skin,
a cute button nose,
cherry red lips
and a heart welcoming us in.
You are so much more to mommy and daddy
than a name without a face.
Sweet baby of ours,
you may not know yet,
but in our hearts
you've already claimed your own place.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Even More Photos!!!

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More AHH Picnic Pictures!

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AHH Reunion Picnic 2006

Finally, we're putting names with faces. The first couple are from Louisa, KY and have only been back a month with their "sweetie." The next couple will HOPEFULLY be in our travel group, and they are from Bardstown, KY. The last picture you're looking at is a couple that CANNOT wait to bring their beautiful China Doll home, Troy and I, of course. We had a great day filled with lots of observing, but next year we'll have Karsynn, so we'll be participating then. WE CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!!! Hurry up, CHINA!!!!!!!!
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Monday, June 19, 2006

Still Waiting...

I waited patiently for the LORD; he turned to me and heard my cry. Psalm 40:1 This verse was sent to me in our monthly update from A Helping Hand, our adoption agency. Just one more reminder that God has a plan for Troy and I, and Karsynn is out there waiting for us to come get her, all in due time. As for an update, Troy and I are registered to attend the annual A Helping Hand Adoption Picnic on June 24th. Basically, anyone who has adopted in the past through AHH is invited to attend. They have games, toys, etc. for the kids (those who have them) and they have getting to know you sessions and other fun things planned for the adults. Now, some may say we're crazy for putting ourselves through watching other adoptive families having a fun time with their babies while we still WAIT, but in some small way it will make us feel closer to Karsynn. We have been in touch with several people who could potentially be part of our travel group in China, and some of them plan to be there, too. So, it will be nice to get to know others who are "in our shoes" and are wading through this painful wait, too. I'm sure we'll have lots of pictures to post from the reunion picnic, so stay tuned. “I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of Him.” 1 Samuel 1:27

Monday, June 05, 2006

Happy 5th Grade Graduation, Whitney Brooke!!

Whitney, it seems like just yesterday you were born, and here you are ready for middle school. Uncle Troy and I are so very proud of you! Do they offer Babysitting 101 in middle school? Posted by Picasa

Friday, June 02, 2006

Back from the Beach!

Troy and I recently returned from a trip to Myrtle Beach with a couple of friends. We had an eventful trip, but overall it was great! We REALLY needed time away from the computer, work, email, cell phones, etc. It was nice to simply relax and have nothing to do unless we wanted to do it. Now, it's back to the real world. No updates to report on Karsynn, but we did run into a couple from Tennessee who have one adopted daughter and are in the process of adopting a second. Their little one was simply beautiful and they graciously allowed us to intrude on their vacation and ask them questions. God works in mysterious ways! Posted by Picasa