Category Archives: Congo

I woke up a little dazed and confused from jet lag, but as soon as I realized where I was at I was very much awake and excited…. TODAY was the day I was meeting my son and daughter for the first time!!!! Kristin and I went and had our breakfast of french bread and […]

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Now, I know pregnancy can makes us ladies do some strange things. But it’s amazing the craziness you feel when you have a baby that’s thousands of miles away and there is not much you can do about it but sit around and wait and make lists…. lots of lists!! so we become impatient list makers, […]

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$35,000.00…. $27,000.00….. $18,000.00…. $12,000.00…. $9,000.00 …. $1,500.00…. This past summer the countdown was on. It was a countdown of days, but it was also a countdown of dollars. When you’re adopting it’s hard not to think in terms of days and dollars when you think about what is separating you from your child(ren).  It’s also […]

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I was dreading visiting the Orphanages in the Congo to be honest. I mean, how could I go and see all those children who need parents and not be depressed for months on end knowing I can’t adopt them all… I can’t make others adopt them. I wasn’t looking forward to going. Then the day […]

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I’m feeling the labor pains…. I’ve been nesting… I’m starting to turn my focus from the everyday things to the moments that lie just ahead of me.  It’s almost time. In just over 24 Hours Kristin Cook and I will be boarding a plane and heading to the Congo.  We will arrive Friday night and […]

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Ever since we started this process Dan and I knew that international adoption can take TIME and involves a lot of waiting. With both our previous adoptions we only had about 2 weeks inbetween hearing about the possibility of adoption and bringing them home!!  This was going to be a whole other ballgame. But then […]

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Dan called me from L.A last year when he was chaperoning a school mission trip, and he was telling me all what he was doing and I asked him if the group was fun and did he like them, he said yes but he said there’s one person who has made this trip a total […]

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Well, that’s been the name of the game this week. It started with a head cold that turned into a sinus infection that ended up giving me a full blown case of bronchitus.  I’ve slept sitting straight up the past two nights… well the first night I don’t know if you could classify it as […]

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Last sunday night Dan and I had a great family night of worship and time together. We first got invited to a family worship night at a church nearby… so we took Zoe and Jack and headed out for the evening. The Family night of worship was awesome! The kids were totally free to roam […]

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How do I begin this post… I’ve been asking myself that question all week. Because as your anticipation increased… so did mine. I’ve been half way giddy all week about telling everyone about this next adventure that’s well on it’s way. We are adopting. Two babies. From the Congo. There… it’s out. Now, my fear […]

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