When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit-
Rest if you must, but don't you quit.
Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a fellow turns about
When he might have won had he stuck it out.
Don't give up though the pace seems slow -
You may succeed with another blow.
Often the goal is nearer than
It seems to a faint and faltering man;
Often the struggler has given up
Whe he might have captured the victor's cup;
And he learned too late when the night came down,
How close he was to the golden crown.
Success is failure turned inside out -
The silver tint in the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It might be near when it seems afar;
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit -
It's when things seem worst that you must not quit.
Friday, January 22, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
I spent most of tonight at home with our dogs as my husband went to a class to renew his Master's license. Mom had me tracking Dad's flight from Jacksonville, Florida. She doesn't like it when he travels and was anxious for him to come home. I know how she feels, I don't like it when my husband travels, or when he works late. The only good thing was spending time with Hershey and Sparky. They are quite the pair. They love to lay next to each other and cuddle, unless one is getting attention, then they both vie for attention. I love how they act like children. They love to play with their toys, hate to share and love to chase each other around the house. Watching them brings joy. I can't wait until they have a baby to play with, they love children. In a lot of ways, they are my first children, but we are ready to expand the family and have a child to keep the dogs company! I can see them being like Nana in Peter Pan, watching and guarding our child. Sparky says it's bedtime, so I better go put the dogs to bed. I hope to have sweet dreams of a wonderful future tonight.
at 6:08 PM
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
I had a wonderful day with my first graders today! We had so much fun today, the way learning should be. We learned how to write a summary using sticky notes and then they typed it on the computer. They had so much fun, they want to do it again! I love it when everything comes together like that! Then, we learned about Natural Resources by going outside and finding them on the playground. We wrote them down using clipboards and paper, then we came inside and drew pictures of them. What fun! Days like this make everything else easier to deal with. On another note, we got the adoption report for the past six months and it seems like only two domestic adoptions occurred in that time. I guess the agency isn't getting that many matches, makes our outreach that more important. I'm just glad that I had such a good day with my kids at school, it makes the wait more bearable! I would like to close with a big thank you to my cousins who really cheered me up yesterday. It shows you how important family is and how they can help you through anything with encouragement.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Another day has come and gone. I find myself thinking negatively and am trying to combat those feelings. Every year for the past seven years I've gone through this period. The period where I wonder if it ever will happen. Having a baby to love, nuture and raise has been a dream that continues to elude me. I am gathering myself and working toward positive thoughts, trying to find ways to reach out and expand our search so I'm not feeling so helpless. Waiting is hard. Please pray for us.
Monday, January 18, 2010
Bill told me today that he is ready for our child to come home now. He's always been the practical one, the one who said that it will happen when it happens. The one to say waiting is okay, there's no rush. Now, he finally feels what I feel. He finally feels antsy about waiting. He's finally anxious to hold our little one in his arms. So, we sit. We wait. Hopeful, yet guarded. No, we haven't heard anything yet. We are still waiting to be picked. We are still waiting for friends to step forward and lend a helping hand by getting the word out. We are still waiting to bring our precious baby into our lives. We stand, waiting, hopeful for what is to come. Will you stand with us?