Sunday, October 07, 2007

First Fridays










Friday night we had dinner with a new friend along with the Perry's and the Ladmans at Applebees. We had a great time, and talked about run adoption, work, and blogs. Too fun! Then we headed to North Metro Church for First Fridays and once again we were blessed. We socialized, listened to a wonderful musician and listened to Mr. Tony Nolan speak. His words were just what I needed to hear. We visited with old friends and met new ones..There were many babies to be seen. A special part of our night was seeing Denise. If you remember the story, we met Denise and her family on a Disney Cruise almost 18 months ago. That visit helped solidify our decision to adopt from China. We also were able to visit Marissa, the very talkative child I met on that cruise. What an evening it was! We learned that friends who are adopting from Taiwan are moving to Phoenix and we wish them the best.

We ended the night with some Cold Stone Ice Cream and just talking! If you live near Atlanta and would like to attend First Fridays, please email me and I will get you the info.

I do need to clarify something. During First Friday, I was talking to someone and I mentioned that I thought everyone should be doing this. I didn't mean that I think everyone should adopt internationally. I was actually talking about the process that I am going through. I feel like I talk about this a lot on my blog. I can't believe this journey we are on and what it has taught me and what it has shown me. I used to fight tears and now they flow freely and I love it. Emotions that I have never experienced are popping up and I love it. God's hand has been all over this and will continue to guide Michael and I through this journey of love. "When Love takes you in" is so appropriate for our family. Adoption has become a passion and I can not wait to get LynnMarie home but I also can not wait to see what else we learn along the way. I can not imagine where we would be without First Fridays or adoption. Susan and Dan, thank you for inviting us and thanks for being a part of this wonderful time for our family!

God is good!!!

10 comments:

Kim said...

Sweet, sweet pictures and a moving post!

sooze66 said...

What a neat idea!
Suz

CJ and Donna said...

Thanks for being a part of our journey!

Mark and Rebecca said...

Since I couldn't be there, I was thrilled to see pictures. I drove Mark crazy asking for details about the night! I heard Tony was great.

PromiseKeepersDaughter said...

Sounds like you had a great time.
I wish I lived closer, I would have been there! Thanks for sharing your slide show with us.

Mommy Spice said...

Looks like a great time!! Precious children!!

Tamara said...

It does look like you had a really good time! Thanks for sharing all those pictures with us.

Annette said...

Sounds like a great time and learning experience. I too would have been there if I lived closer! We have our local FCC chapter here, but they meet maybe every other month at best, and always on a Sat. or Sun. so it makes it hard to attend sometimes. Thats very cool that you have an organized event such as First Fridays to attend. Take care.

Jay & Angela said...

What sweet pictures! We're blessed to be a part of such a wonderful community. :-)

Lennah's mom said...

I finally found the right posts. Hey guys, I too was excited to meet you on Friday. Is there anyway you guys could email me Lennah's pics. I tried to copy them but it wouldn't let me. I would be forever greatful she just looks to cute. You can send them to thecat3902@yahoo.com I can't wait to see you all again.
Cathy