I get this question a lot, "is having a little girl different than having all boys?". At first it wasn't a lot different, but as Eliza grows and more of her personallity comes out, I am starting to notice a difference. Yesterday I noticed a perfect example. We were eating dinner, and Eliza belched. Now, having 4 boys, belching, while not encouraged, is not an uncommon occurance at the dinner table. What happened next is uncommon. Immediatelly after belching, Eliza covered her mouth with her hand and said "cuse" (as in excuse me). I was dumbfounded and oozing with pride at the same time. My 21 month old daughter learned something in the short time we've had her that I am still trying to teach my 12, 8, 7 & 6 year old boys. Maybe her manners will rub off on them. Mine haven't, but one more good example can't hurt.
I have been married to my wonderful husband Ken for 16 years. We are abundantly blessed to have 4 awesome boys, a very busy 3 year old daughter from Korea, and another beautiful daughter (age 6) from India. I am passionate about Jesus, family and adoption.
Amazima Ministries: Helping the children of Uganda
Eliza's Adoption Timeline
11/06 - God is calling us to adopt
9/29/08 - Apply to Korea Program
1/7/09 - Homestudy to Korea (HSTK)
5/6/09 - REFERRAL!!!!!!!!!!
8/19/09 - TRAVEL CALL!!!
8/27/09 - We leave for Korea
8/31/09 - We meet Eliza
9/3/09 - GOTCHA DAY!!!
9/4/09 - We are home with our family of 7
5/4/10 - FINALIZATION!!!
Vishakha's Adoption Timeline
7/26/10 - Requested file for Vishakha in India
8/19/10 - Selected at committee
11/18/10 - Dossier & Acceptance to Holt
11/18/10 - File I-800a
12/28/10 - USCIS Fingerprinting
3/4/11 - I800 approval
3/17/11 - Article 5 issued
waiting for NOC and guardianship