Thursday, March 25, 2010


Today we found out tht the twins' birth mother is alive. I don't think she is well, but she is alive. She was very sick; the twins were left in the care of Kebebush. Much time passed with no word. The twins were too much for Kebebush to care for any longer, and they were turned over to an orphanage. The twins were legally considered abandoned. Their mother was presumed dead... but she isn't.

I am happy to have this news. I am scared about this news. I am not surprised. The information we have confirms what we had pieced together on our own. We have much to decide about how to reveal this information to the twins. I am very glad to possibly learn more about their family and maybe to be in contact with them. I don't want to say too much now about the circumstances until we have more information

We have many questions we hope to have answered.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Music to my ears

We had a BAD time with bedtime the other night. It ended with Candace throwing a screaming hysterical fit, the likes of which we haven't seen for months. She loudly proclaimed that she didn't love ANYBODY and she later told Tom that Mommy is (and I quote) "an evil witch."

I don't mind admitting that kind of hurt my feelings.

The next day, as we were driving home from preschool, Candace said "Mommy, last night I say I don't love anyone, but that not really true. I love you, Mommy. I love whole family."

What sweet music to my ears!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

On this day in 1991...

... a beautiful baby girl was born!
She grew into a beautiful young woman, and today she is 19 years old.

Happy Birthday, our dear Emily!

Friday, March 5, 2010

A Major Award!

In the land of Blog, sometimes people will start a game or list where you are supposed to then "tag" or pass the game on to some fellow bloggers. Recently, my blog friend Steffany tagged me with an award for being either a sweet friend or sunshine... not sure which because she sort of joined two awards she had received together... but anyway, I was touched and thrilled to be chosen by someone whose blog I read regularly and who I would love to meet in person one day. Her blog is "...and they lived happily ever after", and you can find the link on my blog list in the sidebar on the left.

Here is my problem: not only am I not good at choosing people to pass these things on to, I don't know how to make the little linky thing where you have someone's name or whatever and it links to their blog. Okay, I am a computer loser. Anyone who wants to enlighten me, feel free! And Steffany, thanks again for kind words!