Andrew Duncan

Andrew Duncan

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Still no medical forms, I really hope when I get them back they are all correct. Nothing new to tell just still waiting on certain forms from the bank and the doctor and....... Will I ever get this all done!!! I hate having to wait on other people if I want something done I want it. I need to pray for Patience which is something I really have never had but I am trying. I feel like all this time is passing and Duncan is still waiting I just want to get him as soon as possible so I can hold him and love him like he deserves to be loved.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Yesterday I received a call from the Lady who is doing our home study she is finally going to meet us on Wednesday the 6th of January. She has other families to start with also but said she would start with us first since I was so anxious and had already sent in all my paperwork to begin. I am suppose to pick up our medical forms from the doctor today I hope everything is in order and we don't have to give any more blood I don't think I have much more for them take!!!! Now that Christmas is over I am going to have to start paper chasing once again. Duncan got two Christmas presents one stuffed elephant from his granny and $50.00 from his nana to go into his fund. Tell me this child is not going to be SPOILED just like Alaina and Aaron. They are both so excited about next Christmas knowing they will have a new little brother to celebrate with :)

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas day I received a BIG contribution to Duncan's fund from a couple who over the years we have come to love and hold dear in our hearts. I always knew they were sent to us from above. This is not the first time they have done something special, they are two of the most loving and caring people I know. It just brings tears to my eyes thinking how generous they were. With all our friends and families support their is no doubt in my mind that we will bring this little boy home. I pray and thank the Lord above every night that we have so many people who care and are doing everything to help us through this journey of adoption.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Today is Christmas Eve and I can't help to think about my little angel in that orphanage and how he probably won't get anything for Christmas not even a hug it breaks my heart. I maybe wrong but from what I hear they don't get very much attention at all. Well I just have to focus on next year he will be home with his new family. Yesterday we had more donations it is so wonderful that people that don't even know us give to such a wonderful cause to save this child's life and to give him a family.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Saturday we had our bake sale we made about $200.00 I couldn't believe it !!! Thanks to everyone that helped. Everything really seems to be coming together we have a long way to go but at least we are starting out on the right foot. I can't help to keep wondering what he is doing and how he is taken care of, I look at his picture everyday wanting to just pick him up and love him. My daughter wrote out her list to Santa and at the end of her list she wrote, " Santa I will give up one gift so that Duncan will have something for Christmas", that really brought tears to my eyes. I thought she was really sweet to think of him.
I think some people think I am crazy because I have never met this child but I have fallen in love with him through a picture, I guess they just don't understand the connection I feel. I just keep counting down the days and keep doing the paperwork so I can get closer to bringing him home where I feel that he belongs.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Today was a good day I sold one of my Christmas wreaths and was given more money than I was asking, it was a generous donation to bring Duncan home. I also had other donations given to me so I now feel like I am making progress! I hope by the time we are ready to travel we have raised enough money so I don't have to worry. I am still doing that wonderful thing you call paper chasing I hope this part is over soon !!!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

I have been so busy I haven't had time to sit down and do much of anything. Saturday we are having a bake sale and I pray we make some money for this adoption. I have been doing all kinds of paperwork and thankfully so far I am getting it RIGHT:)Every morning when I wake up I think I am one day closer to getting to meet my little angel and bringing him home. I am so worried about him not getting the love he deserves and needs. I hope and pray next Christmas he will be home with his new family.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Doctors trip again

Yesterday I went to the doctor for my physical and I am glad it is over. I left all my paperwork for them to fill out, they said it would be ready next week. I hope so !!! Today I had to go back to the doctors office with my son Aaron, he has Strep throat. YUCK, but I am really glad it was not the flu. Thanks to all of my followers it really does help that other people feel the same way I do and are giving me words of encouragement. As you can see the first time I tried to respond to my followers I became one myself, don't know how I did it ?? I am not a computer whiz and now I can't get it deleted off. Oh well and they are depending on me to get this 34 pages of paperwork done, kinda scary but I am going to give it my 100% I want to bring my little angel home;-)

Monday, December 7, 2009


Today I printed out all my documents and information I need to fill out and I am majorly stressed out. But I can't let this get me down I just need to look ahead at what will be a happy ending. I will just take this one step at a time and believe that God will help me through this pile of paperwork. We have set up a bake sale the weekend before Christmas so I pray that our first fundraiser will be a success:)
My husband went to Barnes And Noble and bought our first book BABIES With DOWN SYNDROME, A New Parents' Guide. I can't wait to start reading it the baby on the front is so adorable. I am sure tomorrow at my doctor's appt. I will at least get through a couple chapters.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Fun Day

Yesterday we went to Columbia to see Byrnes High School play for the State Championship, for the ninth time, but this time they lost. This is the school that my husband attended and that my children will attend. The high school I attended, Dorman they beat Byrnes for the State Championship !!! But I have to admit I am truly now a Byrnes Rebel :-) My son, who is 7 loves football. As I sat and watched the game I wondered what it will be like next year football season will Duncan love football like Aaron? I know it will all be new to him but I can't wait to see his reaction to all that he will see and do. After the game we went to the State Museum and to the mall we had a great day out. I felt guilty because I wasn't home trying to advance more towards the journey of our adoption but my husband and I did talk of ways to start some great fundraisers on the ride down.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Fundraiser Meeting

Last night we had a meeting about how to raise money to get Duncan home. So many ideas were given we just need to get started and set them in motion. Any suggestions would be helpful. My mind is going in a thousand directions and I don't really know what to do first. I am constantly thinking of him and wondering what he is doing and if they are taking good care of him. We have notified the Christian Family Services for our home study, we have filled out the paper work and it will be mailed first thing Monday. I want this to get started asap!!