You gave her birth. We’ll give her life
You gave her race. We’ll give her identity
You gave her possibilities. We’ll give her potentials
You dream of her future. We’ll work hard for your dreams to come true
My Hubby's company always throws one terrific Christmas party. The last couple of years they have had it at The Circle R Ranch, it has been a huge hit for the kids.
They have pony rides, hay(sleigh, but no snow to speak of)rides, pizza party and presents from no other but Santa Claus(his helper because the REAL Santa is too busy getting the toys ready)!
This is Mommy, Jen and Jillian riding on the hay wagon with the horses Ben and Jerry.
Today my family has been once again been reminded to embrace family and friends.
Twice in 6 weeks a young life has been taken.
Fourchildren are to grow up without their Dads.
We can not wrap our heads around this, our faith is being tested.
From the loss of these two wonderful men we have learnt a valuable life lessons.
Live your life to the fullest, embrace your family and friends, tell them NOW you love them.
We received a special package in the mail today!!
It was from Kimberley at The Seventh Diamond. Kimberley sent us Pumpkin lights for The Halloween blog contest, we tied for first place.
A big thank you to Kimberley, all those who voted and the judges who lurked about viewing our sites, thanks everyone.
The pumpkins will be a spooky cute addition to our Halloween decorations.
Kimberley, the girls loved the butterfly card so much, they had to put it on their bedroom wall!!
Once again it has affected our family, my Hubby is losing a friend as I type. My hubby 's co-worker and friend is in hospital ending his very long battle, he is surrounded by his wife and two young children. My prayer now is that he finds peace and goes without anymore pain and suffering.
Are thoughts are with Kerri and her two children. May they find their strength, faith and be surrounded with love and support.
Here I am at fours years old cradling one of my favourite dolls. I always had a baby doll in my arms, it was my favourite pastime as a child. I never had a favourite, I had many, they all had a name and a special outfit, but I was always their Mommy.
Andy M, my neighbour was always the Daddy, poor little guy didn't have anyone else in the neighbourhood to play with!! We would walk our babies up and down the street(lived in small town, never any traffic on the roads), fed them and carried them everywhere we went.
As I got older the baby dolls sat on my bed,got pushed into a corner as I grew and moved on to Barbie. I can remember packing them away in a box to give to my cousins to play with, not upset because I felt I was too big for dolls.
As my hubby and I completed our adoption and we received our referral photo for the first time I can remember thinking how I couldn't wait to buy Jennifer her first doll.
My Aunt made her tons of beautiful handmade doll clothes, knitted them little sweaters, smocked little nightgowns and made them quilts.
The first doll purchased will always be remembered because we were caught by the local television station and put on the 6 pm. newscast(it was close to Xmas and they were doing a story on popular toys).
As I sat on the floor to show my daughter how to hold her baby ,feed it, cuddle it, nurture and love it, I was flooded with childhood memories. I had dreamt of playing dolls with my daughter.
I am making a plea to those waiting Moms out there, in the constant roller coaster of emotions that adoption can lead you to, don't give up on your dreams they do come true, I promise.