Sunday, February 04, 2007

THEIR HERE!!!

Nine months ago I posted about Utah FCC missing in action. I needed to have connection with others that were going through the same stuff I was. Both Veterans and Newbies!!! Ask and you shall find.....



UTAH FCC CHINESE NEW YEAR!!!

YEAR OF THE PIG!!!

I actively belong to two groups now. Last Summer, about the time I was missing this connection, I got a call from a gal who was interested in working with my agency. Little did I know that this was the beginning of our Single Woman Adopt China (SWAC) group. At the beginning, we all were six women all waiting, except for Marque who has Liza and is an inspiration to us all. Since the start of this group of 5 waiting, one is home...ELIZA, one is in China right now... CHARLEE, and then there is me... TATE and Leanne... Baby LI who are still.....WAITING. We try to meet once a month with this month being the Utah FCC Chinese New Year celebration. This was my first FCC activity and it was FUN!!!!



Eliza was the soup de jour... and the most recent gal home. This is Eliza and I.... She is so amazinging cute and has a personality to match her cuteness!!!!



On the left is Marque, our inspiration and her daughter, Liza who is smart and sweet and beautiful and so very amazing..... Tiffany is holding from Inner-Mongolian her sweet gal, Eliza.



Tiffany made this outfit especially for this Chinese New Year celebration... so cute!!



This cuteness is Leanne and Eliza..... We cannot wait until Leanne has her baby Li in her arms....



WAITING FAMILIES GROUP!!!




Back in January, I recieved an email from Leanne..... A waiting families group was starting up!!! The spearhead of this group is Tawni (left) and waiting family member, Andrea. Last night we had the second (my first, though) Waiting Families Gathering. It was so fun meeting others in the area that are adopting and going through the long wait with me. I was brought to tears, just meeting these amazing families and feeling the love and support from them.... While there, I realized out of this group of 11 waiting families I am the first to get my referral for Tate!!! This is the first time in any gathering that I am the first!!! It is so very overwhelming and touching to know that there are families out there waiting and anticipating each and every Stork flying with me....

Life is good!!!

10 comments:

Shannon S said...

Life *is* good, Lisa! We're movin' along. My Dad just told me, "There's not a lot of time before you get Ellie" and my Dad knows all! =)

C.J. said...

How great to have all that wonderful support nearby!...and all that cuteness too ;0)

tracy said...

Golly, Utah is a happening place! Looks like fun and the cutenss is overwhelming from Ms. Eliza herself.

Andrea said...

We are so happy to have you in our group! We all will be excited to share in your joy when you start off this new set of referrals!

M3 (Mary-Mia) said...

Oh I'm so glad - it is fun, fun, fun to get together with other folks who are adopting from China. Yay!!!

By the way, could you BE any more photogenic? Dang, girl, every picture you just look hot! :-)

Kate said...

Chinese New Year is coming up really soon...and that means a lot of fun and frolic all aorund...a wonderful time which is enjoyed in the company of good friends and family..well to enjoy some of the spirit og the celebrations o drop by my blog and enjoy all that's there...have a great ahead!!!

Donna & Joe said...

Lisa,

I'm SO glad the group is getting active over there. I've made some great friends in our Waiting Families group. There is definitely a special connection among waiting parents.

Donna :)

Doris & Dan said...

Those are some great groups. It is really neat to know that you are no longer in the back of the pack but near or in your case, leading it.

Keep smilin!

Lee-Anne said...

Yep, it's great catching up with other waiting/home from China folks! I just love ogling all the gorgeous babes... not so sure if they appreciate the ogling though!

Kelli said...

It's so great you've found a waiting single mamas group! we have done the same here & my life has turned upside down! these women are SO much fun, and I'm just ecstatic that my daughter will have not one Auntie but 4 ADDITIONAL aunties!!! Who knew that while waiting for your baby you could find a village? Enjoy the group!!!