Friday, April 12, 2013

A Hopeful Adoptive Mother's Prayer

     April is National Poetry Month and our agency is having a poetry contest.  I decided to expand a poem I wrote a while ago.  Let me know what you think:) 

A Hopeful Adoptive Mother’s Prayer


Wet sloppy kisses and rocking to sleep

Beautiful, tiny hands and perfect little feet

The sound of baby sighs and cries

This is what I long for


Busy hands and pattering feet

Messy fun and learning new feats

The joy of Toddler discoveries

This is what I hope for


Bedtime stories and riding a bike

Off to school and oh so bright

The wonder of how fast they grow

This is what I wish for


Two hearts united in joy and pain

One Mother’s loss, another’s gain

The mystery of adoption love

This is what I cry for


Welcoming arms and open hearts

A family formed, no longer apart

The Journey of Parenthood beginning

This is what I ache for


Whispered prayers and silent tears

Our “Happily Ever After” finally here

The miracle of motherhood

This is what I pray for
A room full of hope...

waiting for...

a prayer to be answered.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Happy Easter!

     We had a great Easter in our new home!  Our friends Jeff and Lynda came to visit us.  Here are some of my favorite pics from the weekend.  Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter!

Enjoying the warmer Spring weather
Our Easter centerpiece

Our friends Jeff and Lynda waiting for me to stop taking pictures so we could eat, lol:)
Jim and I with Melody.  We love our new home!

Ready to make lots of wonderful memories here!

Our friends Jeff and Lynda

Daffodils blooming in our backyard

Melody catching some rays

Signs that Spring is finally here!