Saturday, March 26, 2011

Week in Review

I have never linked my blog to others, but as I was blog hopping, I came across a neat idea. And the fact that there is a giveaway, it's the perfect time to try "linking".

Filled With Praise is a blog by Amy, an adoptive mother and she has encouraged other blogs to link with hers to write about our "week in review". So here is ours:


My high point of this week has been the progress made on our adoption journey. I have managed to cross off many things on our to do list, which will bring us closer to our child(ren). I don't do well with waiting, but if given a list of things to do WHILE waiting, I am on a mission!


My low point of the week was the cold weather. After having beautiful spring days last weekend, we are experiencing cold weather, a dusting of snow and wind... So we didn't get as much as in this picture, and it did melt right away, but it might as well had been this much after a few sunny days. Spring break next week should fix that though:)


I learned that adoption is contagious, but better feeling than the flu! When people find out we are adopting, the questions will begin to flow and I can see the thought "if they can do it, why couldn't we" form in their minds. And the truth is, if our family on an average income, a busy life and all that comes with that can adopt, I don't see why more people couldn't? Sure, the process is demanding, but for us it is NOTHING compared to what our child is going through. The uncertainty of their future, grieving the loss of a parent, longing for a permanent home... SO what if I have to run around for a few pieces of paper? Or work a little harder to afford a particular fee? We are so blessed, yet many of us consider ourselves "broke" or struggling. I try to keep things in perspective ALL the time...


  1. I found you from Amy's link up, and I'm glad I did! I love your lesson learned- keep spreading it! :) Excited to follow along on your journey!

  2. Melissa, thanks for your comment! Just like a family inspired us to take the first steps, we hope to be the inspiration to our circle of influence.

  3. Thank you so much for linking up. Love your lesson learned!!!

    God's blessings to your family on your journey.

  4. What a great lesson learned!! I agree that adoption is contagious and we love spreading it!! Keeping busy during the process is a must for me, too!

  5. Hi, Jenni! Thanks for commenting on my blog and introducing yourself. I enjoyed reading about your week. And I love the title of your blog...I tell my kids all the time "I love you to the moon and back!" ;) Have a great week!