Saturday, May 28, 2011


Ok, so I haven't been the best blogger. Sorry!  The whole family has been sick and I am having some lingering neck, back issues.  But enough of that...

Did you all notice the number change?  YEAH! We are almost out of the 40's, woohoo! This month our agency had a referal for a set of 2 month old twin boys and another baby boy.  Aneata one of our coordinators celebrated the little boys referral with it being her 100th referral.  So happy for these families.

Also it was much joy that we celebrate with our dear friends Debb & Jeff (who are with a different agency) the referral of their son, a 2.5 month little cutie from Ethiopia. They are over the moon in love. God truly does make everything beautiful in its time. Thank you for answering their prayers. We are so happy for them.

Hoping you all are having a wonderful and safe Memorial Weekend.
blessings, Connie :)

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Greatest gift..mother

"Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother" Lin Yutang
My Momma relaxing in Portland,OR
This is a great quote "we never know the love of a parent until we become parents ourselves".  That rings so true.  I now understand the sacrifices that my mom made for me, the fact that she loved me enough to set household rules , that sometimes "no" was just how it was but more importantly she taught me how to be strong, to be a lady, to learn right from wrong and choose accordingly, she personally thinks travel is one of the best educators so I was blessed to go on some really great vacations and experience things different from me and from those experiences I gleaned compassion and a love for other culutres. My mom is tender, independent and complicated.
When I was single we would take mother/daughter shopping trips here and there.  I can barely believe that was 10 or 11 years ago.  Well in April for my moms birthday I decided it was time to do it again so I booked us a trip to Portland, Oregon.  Let's just say she was a bit excited.  We had such a nice time just hanging out together and shopping a bit.  It rained 2 of the days and the rest of the time it was pretty cold and windy but none the less we made the most of it.  I am grateful to still be able to have these kind of special times with my mom. I will always treasure these memories. I feel blessed that she lives nearby and that we see each other weekly and chat often. I love you mom!!! Happy Mothers Day.

Blessings to every mother and mother to be out there; wishing you a wonderful day of love and rest!!