Monday, November 22, 2010

Not such a Happy Thanksgiving

Well, Thanksgiving is not going to be as happy as it could have been.

It appears they are not done with something that needs to be accomplished with Izza before we can  have her, so we will not have her to take to GA with us for Thanksgiving with the family.

I am pretty sad about this...I feel lost...on the verge of tears...I am so tired of waiting for her...and if she is in a foster home, well, why can't that be our foster home?  We are certified to be foster parents...this just makes no sense to me...most of the time...some of the time I see their point, but not when I let my feelings get involved, which is  most of the time.

So, another week without our daughter...I hope she has a Happy Thanksgiving...just wish it was going to be with us...

Monday, November 15, 2010

Prayers and Positive Thoughts!

Okay, I have not talked much about this, but I did have a post on my site a few months ago with her picture.  Since January we have been taking classes and working toward adopting a little girl here in Texas.  Her name is Izza and we saw her picture on the T.A.R.E. website here in Texas back in January.  Her brief bio was enough for us to know we wanted to adopt her.  She has Cerebral Palsy (CP) and based on what they said about her it appeared her disabilities from the were similar to my hubbies disabilities from his CP so we felt we had the skills and knowledge to help this little girl lead a happy productive life even though we have never been parents. We decided to go to an informational meeting and the next week we picked the agency we wanted to attend classes through and have as our agency for fostering and adoption.  The next week we attended our first class and then in July we were certified to be foster parents.  We were told at the informational meeting in January that any child on the T.A.R.E. website would not be available once we were all licensed, but by some miracle Izza was still there.  Our case worker submitted our packet to her case worker for us to adopt Izza, but what our case worker did not tell us is that she received notice that Izza was already in adoption placement...instead our caseworker prayed on it for three days...and sadly for Izza, that adoption placement fell apart as that family lost their licence and came under investigation, for what I have no clue, but from what I know Izza was not hurt in anyway.  So, Izza was again available for adoption and we were moving forward.  It has now been four and half months and we are awaiting a final item before we can bring Izza into our home.  On November 3, 2010 the judge gave us permission to take Izza out of town for we are waiting to welcome her to our home and our family.

We are asking that you keep us and Izza in your positive thoughts and prayers in order that we get to meet her and bring her home this weekend...

Thanks in advance for all of your loving prayers and positive thoughts!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

30 Days of Truth - Day 21 → (scenario) Your best friend is in a car accident and you two got into a fight an hour before. What do you do?

Day 21 → (scenario) Your best friend is in a car accident and you two got into a fight an hour before. What do you do?
Well, that is a no brainer...if I was there physically I would be right there for her.  If we were separated by three states as we are now I would keep tabs on her condition and if needed would take a plane out to be with her.

I love my best friend as if she were a sister.  She is a very important part of my life.  Even during our bad times when I was so made I did not talk to her for a long time, had something happened to her I would have been there for her.  I always kept on her during our bad times...and it trully hurt to be apart from her even though it was self imposed I was hurting from what had happened between us and I was hurting from not being a part of her life during that time.

I am so glad we have both matured a lot in the last 5-7 years and I do believe that our relationship is stronger than ever and that an arguement not matter what it is about would not keep us from being there for each other.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

30 Days of Truth - Day 20 → Your views on drugs and alcohol

Day 20 → Your views on drugs and alcohol.

Well, hmm...I have never tried any drugs and do not believe I ever will.  I sometimes think that Marijuana should be made legal, but then you will have the same problems there as you do with people driving intoxicated.

I do drink once in awhile, rarely to excess.  And when I say drink I am referring to a glass of wine with a meal or before a meal.  Or a margarita.  I rarely go to parties that include alcohol, but my family has been known to throw some parties at which I have drank in excess, but they are many, many years apart and I always have someone to drive or I stay where I am drinking.

It really comes down to people being responsible and doing what is right for the safety of others and sadly people just do not seem to be able to control their actions and behave in a smart way.

Monday, November 8, 2010

30 Days Of Truth - Day 19 → What do you think of religion? Or what do you think of politics?

Day 19 → What do you think of religion? Or what do you think of politics?

I am not a big believer in organized religion.  I do not believe that my spiritual life needs to have a bunch of rules and that any liturgy can tell me how to live my life spiritually or otherwise.  I have had a more spiritual life since I left organized religion and have been happier with my spiritual life since that time.  I did find a more organized religion that fits into my beliefs as they have no rules and support many spiritual paths and that works for me...having people with similar beliefs to talk to and share thoughts and prayers.

And I rather not talk about politics...I am a hard working Federal Employee and just to close to the just makes me hot under the collar and I really strive to be positive so it is best to not talk about it.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

30 Days Of Truth - Day 18 → Your views on gay marriage

Day 18 → Your views on gay marriage.

You know this is an easy one for me...I think any human should be able to marry any other human that they love and whom returns that love.  I don't know why there has to be laws about such a thing.  I know a few gay people and would love for them to be able to find someone to love and whom loves them back and be able to spend the rest of their lives together as they see fit, and if that means getting married they should be able to get married.