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December 10, 2009 at 12:39 am 2 comments

my blog is changing addresses!

…in a few days.  Stay tuned!

December 7, 2009 at 4:36 am 1 comment

Polly’s favorite

There is a quick post up at Expecting Evangeline about how much Evie loves her grandpa.

Well, Polly’s favorite relative is her ‘Aunt Mimi’ (my sister, Amy).  Every day at bed time and nap time we have to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to Mimi and Bill (Amy’s husband) at least five times before she’ll actually lay down.  She had a blast with all the family but particularly loved her afternoon at Aunt Mimi’s house with their dog, Sparky.

We are so thankful for a loving and helpful family, especially during times like this.  Here’ s to you, Aunt Mimi!!

And keep praying for Polly.  Right now she has a cold that absolutely has to be cleared up for her surgery on the 17th.  Overall, she is doing well and we haven’t seen any signs of seizures or strokes.  Thank God!!

November 30, 2009 at 3:18 pm 4 comments

Orphan Sunday

UPDATE!!!  LERA HAD A FAMILY COMMIT TO HER!  YAHOO!!

LERA, Girl, Born August 7, 2005

Lera

And if this one specific child doesn’t have a family committed to her adoption within the next few days, she will be sent to a mental institution where she will then be unadoptable and ‘sentenced’ to a crib for the rest of her life. Here’s a little about her: Lera is a gorgeous little girl with blonde hair and blue eyes. She is 4 years old. She is quite high functioning, and doing very well. She has flat feet and a systolic heart murmur, but no major heart conditions. She is able to walk and climb, she eats by herself, dances, and understands and follows directions. She has also been transferred to the regular class, so she living and learning with her typical peers. There’s a grant of $1,000 available to the family that adopts her. It’s so sad that she’s run out of time. She is in RUSSIA and those are closed institutions. Here’s the info about adopting from her region of Russia: 2 trips Both parents for first trip, about one week Both parents travel for 2nd trip, approximately 14 days (One parent may leave after the court proceedings are finalized, after about 5 days.) Total program and travel fees under $25k Fee includes a $1000 orphanage donation Only one child can be adopted at a time Married couples and single mothers may apply Please pray for a family for Lera to come to her rescue quickly!! Are you that family?

Find out more at Reece’s Rainbow.

November 8, 2009 at 7:42 pm 8 comments

Thanks for the prayers…she’s home!

Thanks so much to all who prayed for Polly’s angiography test yesterday.  I’m happy to report she got through the test stroke and seizure free and came out of anesthesia fairly well.  Of course, she was mad that she was pinned down for four hours.  She wasn’t allowed to move the leg the catheter went through for the test.  I was able to be up at the hospital with Sergei when she woke up.  I came back home around 6:30 to to be with the other girls (thanks, Jessica, for helping us out with childcare!).

Sergei and Polly came home from the hospital around 9pm.

So now, we need to hear the results from her doctor and plan the first surgery.

Will keep you all updated.

I fell asleep last night cuddling with Polly.  After singing ‘Happy Birthday’ to almost everyone we know and love she drifting off and I thanked God for getting us through this stretch.

November 5, 2009 at 6:54 pm 12 comments

Happy Birthday Evangeline

Evangeline is three today!

Evie wings

I have a post up about her birthday at Expecting Evangeline.

October 27, 2009 at 4:15 pm 2 comments

Waiting with wings

Well, we are home and we are waiting…waiting to see what is going to happen.  And we are praying…asking God to keep Polly stroke and seizure free until her surgeries in a few weeks.

I’m tickling the kids, taking them for walks, prepping for Evie’s birthday, snapping cute pictures, trying not to gasp too loudly when Polly wobbles or falls down.  You know, normal stuff.

What else can we do…but wait and pray…and live?

Marchenko fairies

 

Polly wings

October 25, 2009 at 2:35 am 3 comments

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