Monday, December 29, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
A Tribute to our son, Tristan
12-26-07 to 10-08-08
Our Precious boy should be turning one today,
But instead you have gone away.
Up to heaven you went,
Only 9 months and 12 days on this earth you spent.
Oh, but the many precious memories we have,
It heals our wounded hearts like a salve.
Your smiles, your coos, your love we felt,
The amazing fight you had with the hand you were dealt.
We loved you so much it was hard to let go,
But our love for you helped us to grow.
To love one another and not take for granted,
The many, many seeds that your life planted.
Seeds to grow and spread the joy of your short time here,
A tribute to your life and not to live in fear.
To love openly and much, to enjoy our lives, to share,
For we never know how long we have to care.
In honor of you we will celebrate your day with cake and fun,
Balloons and a candle to celebrate you turning ONE.
You will forever be our angel baby boy,
And when we see you again it will be with joy.
We’ll NEVER forget you baby,
Daddy and Momma
Thursday, December 25, 2008
|Make a Smilebox slideshow|
Here it is, the big day. It started at 6 am, yes, before dark, Cam woke up S knowing once he is up, everyone is up. Rotten boy. (ours, not S) So it was not even light out and we hauled our tired selves downstairs for them to go nuts.
S took one look and back up he went. He was talked into coming back for one gift opening then he went off again. He opened most in his room:) Too much excitement for him. Everyone else went hog wild and in 21 minutes had it done.
We told Mal her savings had to be transferred and was able to surprise her with a laptop, that was what she was saving for:) A nice one, a great deal. Very happy we could pull that off. Donovan got a guitar, he was very happy with that. All in all a good year, fun for all and huge blessings for us to say "Yeah, remember that year that Camden nearly took out the tree with Kat's pogo stick?"
Merry Christmas, enjoy the pictures of our day.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
|Make a Smilebox slideshow|
Guess who stopped in our house early? Yes, the big man, Ho Ho himself, sent to us by our little man, Tristan, or should I say his "elves?" Knowing it is hard to face this Christmas, never having gotten to see a Christmas and his birthday is December 26th. So we are thinking of him and missing him deeply.
We were surprised and honored when we were told we had been chosen for this special surprise and it meant so much being able to tell the kids that it was from Tristan, they haven't forgotten him and they are now assured HE loves them and he will never forget them, that he is safe in the arms of God and he is happy. So they can take this gift and know he is so happy he shared his joy with them :)
They are in AWE of the strings he was able to pull to send the REAL deal, big guy in red, to OUR house a day early and bring gifts!
All I can say is "thanks ELVES" it was very appreciated. I am in tears, happy tears, good memories tears. Another blessing from one very special angel baby boy- his life touched so many and it keeps on:)
A true Christmas miracle. We love you Tristan, forever.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
So far the school called about Donovan, his talking out in class, a certain class. HMM, do they think I will take away his Christmas toys if they call me now?? REALLY?? Go home already. It's 6:30 pm, I am NOT impressed with your "dedication" to the learning and social issues of my kid today. And Merry Christmas to you too.
Guess you can tell I'm a bit unhappy, no LOA for us. News that it "will be mailed this week" from China, meaning our agency will not get it till next week at the soonest. Then the wait for Travel approval will begin. JOY. ANother wait time. just what I wanted- NOT. Guess it will be a nice getaway trip in the cold after Christmas blah days. Going to China. See ya.
Kat gave me some nice drama tonight, girls are DRAMA queens. I have decided this. Boys get up, shake it off and off they go. Miss Kitty got a piece of candy we were given today in this tower of Santa boxes, too cute, each box filled with a treat. So she wanted a hard candy. I said "no, not before supper," so as soon as supper was over she HAD to have one. I told her- as any GOOD mother does, "you shouldn't have that at all, you could choke on it." Don't those things always come back to haunt you???
Just like the "you'll shoot your eye out" she got the candy and she apparently choked. All I see is her gagging. Thinking, GREAT she has a stomach flu NOW!!!! But come to realize she is choking on the blasted piece of candy. She threw up- what does Cam say as I am trying to figure out what she is vomiting over- "Did you touch your uvula?" Where do these kids get this stuff? As he tells me it will make you barf if you do that.
So anyway, after determining there was no uvula touching causing her vomiting and she was saying she felt like the candy was still stuck in her throat, she is now in bed and sad since her throat is sore and is going to be. Thank GOD she did not choke and go hide, as she is prone to do if she thinks she will be in trouble and probably me saying "you could choke on that" would be enough for Miss Sensitive to THINK she might get in trouble.
Enough drama already. Just a quiet peaceful Christmas please. Oh and LOA asap would be nice. Too lazy to post a picture, can't make me, so I'm not gonna do it. Call me grinch I do not care, so there.
Friday, December 19, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
left there confused, no place to call home.
She said not a thing when the police came that day,
only her first name as she was taken away.
To a home for many children, all with no family of their own.
A sad little girl, would now call this orphanage home.
Years past by, little ones came and went,
adoption the girl was told, a big huge event.
So many little ones, even ones with special needs,
so cute and sweet, off they went to new families.
As the girl sat and watched with a sad little smile,
happy for the little ones, all the while.
Wondering when and why, would it ever be her turn?
oh but how she did yearn.
For someone to want HER, a girl of near 14,
would anyone chance to want a teen?
Her days numbered and she knew this to be,
one day a letter came from this "family".
It said "we want you, we wish to adopt YOU,"
it was then that this teen finally knew.
She was WANTED and was cared for,
she couldn't have asked for more.
This family called her daughter and loved her,
they wanted an older child, of this they were sure.
As they sent pictures -they were pale and had red hair,
they had a little girl that looked like her, but she did not care.
For she could see this was a family with love to give,
and they wanted to bring her home with them to live.
As she left all she knew, she gathered her things her family had sent.
She was being adopted, a big huge event.
Would they show up, would they leave her standing alone?
Or would they really want to take her home?
They arrived with a flurry and her mom squealed with delight,
there were kisses and hugs and her mom held her so tight.
Off they went hand in hand, her mom didn't want to let go.
This teenaged girl knew then that it was really so.
It was HER that was wanted, it was no mistake,
they HAD came for her, not a baby to take.
A family for her, a mom, a dad, and siblings for sure.
to be loved and cherished as their daughter forever more.
In honor of our daughter, Lu Yun, waiting in China
Vickie & Ron