"We witness a miracle every time a child enters into life. But those who make their journey home across time and miles, growing within the hearts of those who wait to love them, are carried on the wings of destiny and placed among us by God's very own hands." ~ Anonymous.

Sunday, May 30, 2010


Sorry I've been so terrible lately about posting pics of my cuties. There's been lots going on!! Here is M's Baptism and E's (sniff) preschool (sniff) graduation.

Saturday, May 22, 2010


Surgery went great - 4 cysts found, treated and hopefully will not return. M was a champ - as always! It was great to see our AFCH "family" again, and especially nice to only spend 1 day there! We got home yesterday and all is well. She's sore, but eating well and not too fussy.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Surgery Number 16

We're really racking them up this year! M will be having throat surgery tomorrow morning at 9:00 CST. Surgery is always risky and always a little scary, but this time, no one is touching her brain and THAT makes Mama happy! Her ENT will be exploring her throat and treating the cysts or granulomas or whatever else he finds that is plaguing her. She had a scope two weeks ago and we could see a couple little intruders high up, but he thinks there may be more further down. Hopefully whatever he finds, he can successfully treat with this one procedure and she will heal up quickly. She has been pretty miserable for about the past month. We should just be spending the night and coming home Friday - a totally novel experience for us! Please say a little prayer tomorrow for M and Dr. McHottie. (Sorry, Honey, I had to throw that in there).

Monday, May 17, 2010

Kyrgyzstan's interim leader is on Facebook. The other day, this was her Wall Post:

Roza Otunbaeva
To the 65 families that are waiting to adopt their children - thank you for your emails of support. We are working on the resolution of your cases to the best of our ability. We understand your concerns, but please be patient, your families will be reunited.

A glimmer of hope? Maybe.............

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Happy Shuntaversary Dolly!

Yesterday marked THREE months since M's last shunt revision. She's never gone more than a few weeks. Today we also saw her neurosurgeon who was beaming - literally smiling from ear to ear when he saw her and told me how great her scans looked. He is thrilled, we are thrilled, and hopefully all will continue to go well for our little angel. We have a six month pass from neurosurgery - hope we can make it! :)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Our waiting angel......

I started this blog back in 2008 to follow the adoption of our second child from Kyrgyzstan. In July 2008, we received the referral of our daughter. It was our hope that she would be home with us in just a few months to begin the life-saving medical treatment she desperately needed. Twenty-two months later, she is still waiting. She is waiting and suffering because of selfishness, bureaucracy, ignorance, and the heartlessness of "The Powers That Be." For nearly two years, we have been kept quiet and have been warned to be "politically correct". I am done. I am done protecting the people that are directly responsible for ruining the lives of so many children. We received pictures from the orphanage this past weekend and they were horrifying. We have submitted to every request, every requirement, paid every fee along the way and yet, these children are held hostage. We are constantly reminded that these children are not "OURS". They "belong" to Kyrgyzstan. Those people needs to be reminded that they are not possessions, but innocent human beings. I know there are people that will be angry for my posting this publicly. Get angry - I don't care. Frankly, MY daughter; MY innocent, little girl; is languishing in an orphanage. She is malnourished, neglected and being deprived of the care and love we have been committed to and longing to give her. There is no end in sight - she may never come home. I want to introduce her to the world - she deserves to have a voice and she deserves to be known.

Saturday, May 8, 2010