Friday, February 25, 2011

Five Minute Friday

The Gyspsy Mama does this writing exercise on Friday.

Write for 5 minutes only.

Today's topic is: 5 years ago...

I've never done this, but here goes.


Five years ago, we were in a whirlwind of paper. Excited about adopting a little girl, we were waiting on our State Department paperwork to be approved. Our first agency had "dumped" us, because they had too many problems in Guatemala. We had just found Carolina Hope, which is now Nightlight Christian Adoptions. I was a basket case with worries that the State Department would reject everything we had done, because we had to change agencies. But the wonderful lady on the other end of the phone was phenomenal! She held on to our papers until we were ready to choose who we would be working with. She was the BEST government official EVER. I sent her boss a glowing report of her awesome skills.


That's it. 5 minutes. That was harder than I thought.

I'd like to add that I still remember the name of the girl down at the St. Louis USCIS office. She is still a hero to me. :-)

And... that our new agency was awesome. I am really thankful that we were "dumped", so we could find them. It all worked out.

Blessings to you,


Carol said...

While visiting theGypsyMama site I enjoyed coming across your blog. Glad to read about your successful adoption!

Shelley said...

I've always been fascinated by the whole adoption process. I find it so honorable when a family makes that drastic life change for the benefit of a child. Great job on your post! It is hard to write for just 5 minutes!

Mary said...

My youngest sister was adopted. I'm always a fan of anyone who adopts. Funny thing is I forget she's adopted. :)

I'm here via Five Minute Friday. Thanks for sharing!

Gaby said...

Mamita J., visiting from Lisa-Jo's site. We considered Carolina Hope as well, but prayerfully went with Bethany Christian. How cool that we both wrote about the adoption of our daughters. Our God is awesome at creating families, isn't He?

ManyBlessings said...

My word, can you believe I actually remember this??? When you switched??? That is weird! I took a trip with you down memory lane! LOL!

Carrie said...

Saw your blog through Gypsymama, I was interested when I saw, "Mamita."

We have so much in common - I lived in Guatemala for two years and am heading back in May, and I know Lori from Lori's Lines and the Livesays.

It's a small world, isn't it? :)