Thursday, August 31, 2006

Is it over yet?

I swear this has been one of the longest weeks ever. I feel like last weekend was ages ago. Of course it doesn't help that we have been really slow at work and therefore the work days drag on... Next week will be rough too. The whole 2 days I am working. After the long Labor Day weekend, I will work 2 days and then I am off to sunny Florida on Thursday to visit friends. They just had a baby on July 6th and I am soo excited to see him and his big sister. I saw them back in May before the baby. I will just hang there and visit... maybe go to the beach. Nothing too exciting like Disney or anything. I would love to do Disney but I am really broke right now. I just bought a new car a couple months ago. It's a 2006 Honda Civic and I LOVE IT!!!! The only thing is that means I now have car payments again, insurance went up a bit and now I have to go get my tags for it tomorrow. It's gonna hurt the pocketbook. But I have vacation to look forward to.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

My Dreams

Well, as you can see from my links here, I am completely and totally intrigued with adoption. Specifically China adoption. I am not currently in the adoption process but I truly hope to be in the not too distant future. It will all depend on a few things falling in place. First, I want to buy a house. Then as soon as I have that covered, I can start to more seriously consider adoption. I have a strong pull toward China however, that may not be possible by the time I am ready. The Chinese government requires that an adoptive parent be at least 30... I am only 27, so I have a few years to wait. Right now there have been mumblings of China not allowing singles to adopt anymore so I may have to go in a different direction. Yes, I am single... some may ask why would I make the conscious decision to be a single parent. Trust me, I know that is a big deal. The thing is, I have always wanted to be two things in my life, a wife and a mother. Truthfully, the wife thing doesn't show a whole lot of promise right now. But just because that may never happen, I am not willing to give up my dream of being a mother quite yet. I drive down the street and imagine what it would be like to have a little girl in the back seat and singing with her... it seems so real. I know, I could wait a little longer and adopt a bit later in life... but I want to be a young mom, I want to be able to get down on the floor with them and play and run in the park with them. So eventually this may become my adoption blog but for the time being, it will be about my dreams and what my life really is.

Monday, August 28, 2006

Monday, August 07, 2006

Visit From the Past

When I was a little kid we had a dear family friend who was here from Africa going to college. He had come to our church for worship and fellowship and that is how we met him. He lived here for a few years and he was a true part of our family. When he was finished with school, he returned home to Zaire (now known as the Congo). He eventually moved his family to South Africa. That was 25 years ago. He is still living in South Africa and we have seen him twice in the last 12 years. He was here in 1994 and he was here on Friday night.

It was great to see him and to talk to him. At the end of the night, we were saying our goodbyes and he invited me to come visit in South Africa sometime. I am actually very excited about the idea. It would be neat to travel to a different country and know someone who lives there. So for now, I am dreaming of traveling to South Africa....

Sunday, August 06, 2006

I am here... for now

Well, I am going to give this a shot here. I had been using my blog on myspace but I am not that crazy about it. So I am going to give it a shot here. Maybe, if I keep this up, my blogs will become interesting and introspective... and then MAYBE someone will actually care to read them.