Friday, May 30, 2008
Posted by Margaret M at 6:39 PM
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Sorry...no profound quote with cute graphics tonight. We are both exhausted and ready for bed. We had a very busy day with Margaret working and Wes working on all of the projects that need to be finished before we leave for China.
Tonight, we went on a date. I was asked to speak at an International Dinner in our small town. The dinner was in honor of Sunshine School where our daughter attends preschool. It was an amazing evening. The International Dinner was sponsored by many people who live and work in our town. We currently live in a very small town in Southeastern, Kentucky. The interesting thing is that our town has a lot of cultural diversity for a town that is so isolated. There were people from many different countries that all enjoyed the evening. Dishes from the different countries were prepared by the families. At our table alone, we sat with good friends from Greece and Kenya. I think there were people from 20-25 different countries present.
I was asked to be a part of the program and to read the story that I wrote about the first time I held Lily that was published in Love's Journey 2. It is a piece called That Moment and is very special to me. I practiced today so that I would not get choked up. I found out when we arrived at the dinner that I was not part of the program but that I was the program. I was a little nervous. Even though I lecture in my professional field, tonight I was speaking about something so personal. Even with the practice, as soon as I stood to speak, I got shaky and nervous. I was on the verge of tears. I am already so emotional. I read the piece about the first time I met my daughter as I am 7 days from flying to China to meet my son. I had to stop looking at the crowd because so many of our friends were getting teary eyed right with me. It was wonderful to share the story of our family with so many in our community. I am so glad that we are living here in this town in the mountains. I can't wait to bring Graeme home and to introduce him to the world in our own backyard.
Posted by Margaret M at 8:48 PM
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Myspace Graphics at WishAFriend.com
Posted by Margaret M at 7:42 PM
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Myspace Graphics at WishAFriend.com
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Friday, May 23, 2008
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Wednesday, May 21, 2008
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Sunday, May 18, 2008
Now she has me cutting the icing off.
Posted by Margaret M at 7:49 PM
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Posted by Margaret M at 5:29 PM
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
"Remember what Bilbo used to say: It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to." J.R.R. Tolkien
It seems that we are about to be swept off to CHINA!!!! My agency called today and they are tentatively planning that we will leave for China on June 4 and meet our Graeme on June 9. These plans are tentative as we do not yet have our travel approval but they are hoping that we will by the end of this week. I am excited and hesitant to be so as until we have that TA, there are no guarantees. So we are hopeful and somewhat panicked as we have so much to do before we leave. So I am cautiously freaking out!!!!! Woo Hoo!!!! June 9 could be the day that I meet my son for the first time. I am just overwhelmed that we could finally be with him 3 1/2 weeks from now. Time can't fly fast enough!!!
Posted by Margaret M at 7:50 PM
Monday, May 12, 2008
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Sunday, May 11, 2008
Saturday, May 10, 2008
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Monday, May 5, 2008
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Saturday, May 3, 2008
Mom signs it....WOO HOO!!!!
Posted by Margaret M at 8:21 AM
Friday, May 2, 2008
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Thursday, May 1, 2008
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