That's what I am in regards to a couple of acts of kindness that have occurred to me over the last few days.
I am so fortunate to be able to list the people on my sidebar under people I have met. Many of them were simply chance meetings of once or twice, but most of them have turned into lasting friendships of which I count myself lucky to have.
The first act of kindness came from one of those people who fall under the latter. I don't want to give too much information about it, except that so great was its magnitude in how much it relieved some of the stress we are under and allowed us to breathe again, even if just for a short period of time, but awesome in its kindness. This gesture left me both speechless and crying in the middle of a restaurant on Saturday night, which is no easy feat (the speechlessness. It actually doesn't take a lot to cause me to burst into tears as of late :). Thank you Joannah. Words cannot convey our thanks and gratitude to you.
The other act of kindness has to do with the new look of the blog. You may have noticed that I decided to switch things up a little bit around here. I have been wanting to change the look of things for quite some time but haven't exactly had any extra money laying around with which to do so. I was talking with my co-worker DeAnn about it the other day, and she pointed me in the direction of one of her blog friends, Homesick Cajun. We got to chatting via e-mail, and she graciously agreed to do a blog makeover for me free of charge! I gave her a few ideas of what I was looking for, and the colors I liked and this is what she came up with. Oh my goodness, I am in LOVE. I love everything about it and it is unbelievable to me that someone I have never even met would extend such a kindness to me.
Thank you Dionne, for the beautiful blog makeover. I will be forever grateful! If you are looking to change the look of your blog up a bit, you should drop her an e-mail. She really does a fabulous job.
(The Chinese Lanterns and Asian theme are gone for now. I don't know when(or if) we will ever get a referral and I just can't look at them right now. I need a fresh look that doesn't represent our adoption. I am not defined by that. I wanted to change the name of the blog too, but I couldn't bring myself to do it just yet).
Lastly, I know I have asked this from you all a lot over the last 2 years, but would you mind keeping us(specifically Joe) in your thoughts and prayers tomorrow, say, around 3:30 p.m.?(Pacific Standard Time :)
I would really appreciate it and would be glad to return the favor. Just leave me a comment letting me know what you need prayers/good thoughts for and they're yours.