Saturday, January 12, 2008

And We Accept this Award on Behalf of.......

We have been chosen by TWO friends for this award!!

OziMum at Australia to China awarded us the "Blogging for a Purpose" award. She is LID 02/22/06, just 26 days after us. We wish we were closer in date so that we could meet in China.... alas, no hope of that!! So thank you for the award and read all about it at Blogging with a Purpose .

AND... Don & Be at Pregnancy by Adoption awarded us the "Blogging for a Purpose" award too!! We have actually met Don & Be (LID 03/24/06) and are "soul couples". Just need to hook up with them more often... what's a three hour drive??? Here's our story with them.

Our blogging purpose?
It all began in our excitement to document the process of adopting our new daughter. Each step of paper work, each special event from the home study to phone calls with our Agency, CCAI, to getting the notice of DTC! We wanted to write about each step of the journey.
Our blog has evolved into a sharing of family news and day to day life during our journey (now known as the "WAIT"). We blog about our "kids", our grand-"kids" (no longer the babies), our old and new bloggy friends (I remember when DH first connected with Johnny, what a wonderful supportive person, my DH needed to know there were wonderful Dad's like him out there). We blog about pets (our furry children), we have shared sorrow and joy.
I (we) never dreamed we would have over two and a half years of our lives documented.
May our dear daughter not fall asleep each time I tell her the story of our journey as I show her pictures and read her parts of this blog (as it will be a Blurp book soon). Will she remember each name as I point to the squares in her quilt? Will she remember all who loved life so much they chose to go to China to adopt these baby girls no one wanted? Will she know how much we appreciated the Tom & Wendy's out there? Yes, and we will tell her over and over about the love that we have felt from Brian & Ruth, Carla, Catherine, Cindy, Donna & Joe, Debz, Dannye, Fliss & Mike, Gail, Heather, Jill, Jennifer, Johnny, Joannah, Julie, Kimberley, Kim, Kimberly & Kevin, Lisa, Lili & Robin, Lisa & Tate, Melissa, Marsha, Nina & David, Robin & Marty, Rebecca, Shannon, Susan, Saverine, Tracey, Wendy...... (these are commenters on our blog in just the past 10 days), and love felt from our local FCC Waiting family group, our Yahoo! Groupies, Precious Pandas, all who sent us quilt squares and the love from our FAMILIES!

Here's what OZIMUM wrote about us: Wow. You guys always make me think. I love your amazing attitude. I do imagine Alyzabeth An, you won't need to imagine for much longer!

Here's what Don & Be said: our adoption chronicles are like parallel segments in time. Read our unique stories here and here. We love this wonderful couple – their blog is always up-to-date with family pics, adoption related articles and matchless spiritual insight. They bestowed the “Nice Matters” Award upon our humble blog.

Here's the rules:

1. Awarded parties must nominate five people who have not received the award.

2. The blogs that receive the award must serve some purpose.

3. In their post about the award they need to link back to this entry.

4. Awarded parties must post the award banner on their site. The banner must remain linked to this site and this site.

This has turned into a very long post. We are very grateful to all who visit us in person and by blog. We are very blessed and pray you have more good things and happiness coming into your life. We will post about the five blogs to receive this award from us soon. Thank you!


Anonymous said...

I recently stumbled upon your blog. Nice work. We have a LID of 2/06/06, so maybe we will meet in China. We are also "older" parents, in our early 40's. We live in SE Virginia. I will be following your blog.

Buckeyes & Eggrolls said...

I agree with your award! Your posts are always uplifting. :0) Sometimes, in this long wait, I'm sure it's hard to keep them that way. Keep up the good work. Your wait will be over soon!

Doris & Dan said...

You are most deserving of the accolades.

Keep smilin!

OziMum said...

Its a pleasure giving it to you!!!

Truly - soon, there will be no more waiting!

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Well deserved....
Have fun watching the games...
Hugs to you both..

m said...

Well deserved indeed! Congratulations! I would really miss not reading your blog if you ever decided to quit. Who would have thought that so much would be shared through our blogs. I agonize over your slow wait with you, but can imagine your sweet little girl in your arms soon. Marsha

redmaryjanes said...

You guys are wonderful and that's the truth. You also are one of the few couples I know of where the husband actually communicates too and posts. It's great to read about how a man interprets this crazy process every once in a while.
You are very deserving!

Brian & Ruth said...

Congratulations on receiving this award. I am truly so happy for you guys.

Johnny said...

You guys always look towards the glass half full - so kudos to you two!