Monday, September 26, 2005
Saturday, September 24, 2005
Thursday, September 22, 2005
It's due on Valentine's Day...which was my first date with Kevin. We're so excited. We had a phone conference with the birthmother today. She was very nice, and we were all nervous. As usual, Kevin (and Tammy the Stork) did a wonderful job of buffering the tension. What a wonderful day! We're going to be parents in 4 1/2 months. Please pray that this mother will know what a fantastic, wonderful, magnificent, amazing gift she's giving us.
Monday, September 19, 2005
I dream of the day when I can hold our little baby and stare at it for hours. I love watching all the little children at church. Several of them run up to me afterward to visit. Our neighbors across the street, Chris and Lisa, just had a little girl, Kate. She’s beautiful. I’ve been over to visit a couple of times. Two other ladies in the neighborhood are expecting. I can’t wait to join the motherhood club.
Saturday, September 17, 2005
First of all, we have a 3rd opportunity for a baby that is due to be born Feb.10. She received our profile yesterday. We are waiting for a conference call to be set up with the birthmother. Based on the background knowledge we have of the mother and her family we feel a really strong connection to her. We know that God will send us the child he plans for us to parent in his time, whether this one is it or not.
Secondly, I have been searching for a job in the field of education that I can do from a home office. I sent in a vitae for one this week. The university I applied to has already called for a phone interview. If all goes well I'll be flying out to meet face-to-face with the Dean of Education in a week or two. It has really good benefits and pay. I'm really excited about it and will share more when I know more. Our phone interview lasted for almost an hour and a half.
I'm gearing up for a big day of football. All is great and wonderful today.
Monday, September 12, 2005
Kevin and I can't wait to enjoy the concert! If you haven't been to this local event before and you're a fan of the symphony, you're missing out.
Friday, September 09, 2005
We have to be fingerprinted by the ABI for background check and criminal clearance. One frustrating aspect of that is that my suitability has already been determined by the Alabama Dept. of Ed., but DHR doesn't accept their clearance and vice-verse. What a crock! I still have to pay another $75 to have my prints scanned, even though the same ABI just did it last January. Another aggravating aspect is that Kevin called the ABI yesterday and was passed around for twenty-minutes while he got four different versions of the proper procedure to be fingerprinted. In the end he left a message with a department head who never returned his call and a switchboard operator told him he could come in between 8 and 5. So, I rush in from school Thursday afternoon ready to drive to Montgomery. I called to get directions and after the same yo-yo experience Kevin got the day before (& his call still hasn't been returned...SHOCK) I was told that I couldn't come in without an appointment, plus more run-around. By now, I'm picturing some woman sitting behind her desk filing her nails like the one on Will & Grace. Long story short...we have an appointment for today. Government beaurocracy just kills me. That's another reason why I'm getting out of teaching.
Monday, September 05, 2005
Saturday, September 03, 2005
- my wonderful, ever-positive, loving and supportive soul-mate, KJ
- my two hairy mongrels who are always happy to lick my feet when the rest of the world thinks they're gross
- I have a safe, dry home, with all the modern conveniences, in a wonderful community
- I know where all of my family are and that they are safe and healthy
- my own health
- my sweaty little 8-year-old nephew climbed shamelessly into my lap in front of his football buddy at the Lion's game last night, after spending 7 hours each day with me in our classroom at school this week; When I said, "You mean you still love me?" He said, "Of course I do, Aunt Cindy. Who wouldn't love you?"
- kisses after school every afternoon from my neice who gets bused over from the Kindergarten school
- hugs and hellos from former students at high school football games
- my favorite season will be here soon
- I don't have to buy maternity clothes
- a long Labor Day weekend from school
- I'm not as terrible at golf as I once was
- Kev is fantastic at grilling
I told Kevin about my year old petition for annulment (He keeps calling it our, but I refuse to give him credit for my mistakes) this week, "We've been waiting for this thing through two popes and three major hurricanes. It'll come through eventually."
The terrible thing about it is that right now it's sitting on a Catholic judge's desk in Mobile of all places.
The good thing about it is it was next heading to the New Orleans area. At least it's not there yet. I wonder where it will go to now.