Tuesday, May 5, 2009

My Happy Moments Plus Adoption

Yeah, I've been slacking. Horribly. And it's kind of been a crappy day (a woman pushed me on the subway because I didn't realize I was on her foot and no one would let us out of the car) and I prayed and I'm feeling better. So I should be happy that I'm alive, I have a home, and I have food (a banana too).

This may be a work in progress since it's before noon, but I'll start now.

My happy moments for today:
1) I have a wonderful husband who will say ridiculous things to get me in a better mood. And who will placate me with almost anything. He's also pretty good when I say things like, "Let's move to Cambodia and open an orphanage" or "Let's teach English in Africa".

2) There is a prayer application on Facebook and the verse that it chose today was really nice. It made me feel a lot better about today. Psalm 42:11

3) I still get overtime. Gotta look at the little things, right? And I get to make a dessert for our International Luncheon at church. I'm going to look up some crazy recipes now :)

I never thought I'd want a kid. Now, whenever we walk through the park, we point out small children that I would like to grab and raise as my own. Obviously, this is not the best way to acquire a child. Turns out though, I'm still too young to adopt. Which is fine. Steve doesn't want to raise children in Manhattan anyway (and I agree with him more and more each day). So we're looking at international adoption once I turn 25/we've been married for 3 years (only two months apart in 2010). Steve says I like to plan things early. I do. Darn it. So I've already started looking at programs.

China and Taiwan are right out. I mean, I could wait until I'm 30, I guess. Maybe. So that leaves Korea, Peru, Thailand, Ethiopia, and...Russia. I'm going to start praying about it now. Never too early to start the prayers!!


  1. Yeah!!!! WE really want to adopt from Thailand. How about you guys just pack up and move here and adopt a South African baby...we are the orphan capital of the world after all!!!!

  2. I know! I would totally do that!! Steve on the other hand... ;) I was looking to see if I could find a place in NYC that handles South African adoptions, but I do think you have to live there.

    I wish Cambodia was open for US adoptions, but they are not.

  3. You should get the 411 from Tracey and Kim about Thai adoptions. They could do a news story on it and then maybe the news would pay for it! Wishful thinking.

    I don't think it's too early anyway. One of my co-workers just finalized their adoption the same time Lillian was born. It was through the state of Ohio and they wanted to adopt a bi-racial girl. It took three years.

  4. GOod luck with the planning. I say you can never be too far ahead!!

  5. I love your honesty in this post! :)

    You are still so young, so now would be a good time to start saving up the money for an adoption until you turn 25. :)

    We have wanted to adopt since 2006, so it's taken us a long time just to get to this point where we have found an agency/child/ready for homestudy. I'm sure it will still be a long road ahead.

    Pray for us if you think about it. I will keep you in my prayers.