Monday, December 20, 2010

"Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful." ~Norman Vincent Peale

At this very moment,somewhere on the rainy 101 freeway,just outside Los Angeles,my beautiful girl and her beautiful girl,are on their way.

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The tree is up.Now we wait.By spending time together,wrapped up in the beauty that surrounds us.

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This Is Daria,we are in love.She is one of the many beautiful children on Reece's Rainbow.I found her there just recently,how I have missed her all this time is beyond me.And, and in a oh so God kind of thing,unknowing to me,Taylor had donated to her while in Switzerland but when she had donated to her, it was a picture of her as a little baby and she was wearing this darling little pink hat .This is a more recent picture.Neither of us knew,each had fallen in love with the same child.Her ornament has not arrived.We made a make shift one for now.Taylor has also placed her photo in little hiding places for Mark to find.Unfair I know.I do believe he suffers from the Reluctant Husband Syndrome ... one day perhaps.One day.Till then we will dream and do what we can from this side of the ocean.

Will be inundating you with updates and photos over the next several days.Must run ... Charlotte will be here any minute!

20 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Everything looks so festive!

Scrappy quilter said...

have a wonderful time dear friend. Oooh that is priceless about putting that picture everywhere. I'll be praying. It'll all come about about in God's perfect timing. Hugs

Cammie Heflin said...

I love Daria too!!! She is so adorable! She would definitely fit right into your family!!! Just like Carlene, Olga, Phoebe and Wilson would fit into mine!! If it weren't for reluctant husbands and thousands of dollars!

stephanie said...

The power of prayer is no match for Mr. Reluctant! Be afraid Mark, be very afraid! I'm praying!!!!

Daria is a true Dumpling! And both you and Taylor in love with her, on different continents? Coincidence? No Way!!

Aniela will be home tomorrow! now we wait too!

Love and hugs!!

stephanie said...

Did I just write the power of prayer is no match? Don't I mean Mr. R is no match for the power of prayer?

Why do I feel this comment is taking the same road as your air hockey FB comment...LOL

Anyway, I'm praying!!

Rochelle said...

OO that is a God sighting for sure. I love that both you and Taylor fell in love with her without knowing. So awesome.
Have a wonderful time with family.
Many blessings.

Reagan Leigh said...

How neat is that?!?! Got to be a God thing! I didn't call today because I thought you were probably a little busy loving on that beautiful family of yours! Thank you again for the thoughtful gift! You're the best!

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

What fun! :)

Kelly said...

The Reluctant Husband Club is a horrible club. All the members are mocked and scorned and are outcasts sometimes! Just ask my husband, he is the charter member. BTW, I am so happy that my first little love (who's ornament has been on my tree for two years) is spending her first Christmas at home with her family! YAY!! My present love is Dariya. Love her!! We have so many RR ornaments on our tree. Wish. pray, wish. pray!!

Lacey said...

Way to go Taylor, get dad so he can't say no! Have a big fundraiser for her, keep people to raise money, like that Olga. Then when she has a lot, commit to her, and it takes your cost way down!

Kristin said...

Love all the family gathered, decorating the tree together!

Kristin said...

P.S. Love the makeshift ornament :)

Kelly said...

Love the ornament.....I must confess, we have few makeshift ornaments on our tree too!! And YES, my husband is part of "THAT" club too!! I am right beside you praying, my friend!!

Googsmom said...

Have a wonderful Christmas Heather!
{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}} Love ya!!

Angi said...

Hmmmm...Reluctant Husband Syndrome...so that's what it's called ! I got one of those too ! I actually think I could find away on the $ part...

As for the family pics..BRING THEM ON !!! Can't wait...have a glorious time:-)

Melissa M said...

I love your new header and your make shift Daria ornament. RR kids are on my heart constantly. Hubby is one of the reluctant ones too. I have asked him about adoption, and he said he's not opposed if we can't have more of our own, but I want to adopt NOW. For me it's not whether or not we can have more kids, but rather that there are so many kids that need our help...

Anonymous said...

Not sure, my last posting did not make it. The photos are awesome. Forgot to mention before Heather - I like the new header. And....so nice to see Zoey's mom in a photo!

Bet everyone is happy that Caitlin, Charlotte and Danny are there. Let the holidays begin... be it raining in Ca or snowing here on the East Coast...(that includes Chicago Jess & Matt)

Aunt Bluebelle

The VW's said...

Have a wonderful Christmas with your wonderful family! I love the story about you and your daughter donating to the same precious angel! I've seen her and fell in love with her as well! I happen to have a stubborn, reluctant husband too....but I'm working on him! :) Hugs!!!

Anonymous said...

She is so darling, Heather. There is a little boy on RR named Trenton that I think is just about the cutest thing ever. I can barely stand to look at him. Not only do I have a reluctant husband, I also have a deficient bank account and overcrowded bedrooms... Someday! Merry Christmas!

Mo

Proud Grandma said...

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year - your family are all so amazing and your kids are all so lucky to have you as their Mom.