Tuesday, September 23, 2008

~~`HOW TO PROVE YOUR LOVE~~`

HOW DO YOU PROVE YOU LOVE A CHILD THAT IS 1/2 WAY AROUND THE WORLD. WE HAVE BEEN LOOKING AT BELLAS PICTURE FOR MANY MONTHS NOW. YES AND PRAYING FOR HER AND US TO BE TOGETHER. IT SEEMS HARD TO PROVE YOU LOVE AND WILL LOVE THIS CHILD FOREVER. IT WAS EASY TO PROVE WE LOVED OUR OTHER ADOPTED CHILDREN. THEY HAVE BEEN WITH US FROM BIRTH OR A FEW MONTHS OLD AND THEY LIVED WITH US THE WHOLE TIME. WE DID FOSTER/ADOPT FOR 8 YEARS. SO WE HAVE TAKEN CARE OF A LOT OF CHILDREN. YES WE LOVE THEM ALL. WE NEVER JUDGE THEM BY WHAT THEY CAN DO OR CANNOT DO. WE LOVE THEM ALL THE SAME.


OUR OTHER ADOPTED CHILDREN ALSO HAVE SPECIAL NEEDS. THEY BETWEEN THEM HAVE A LOT OF DIFFERENT DIAGNOSIS. FETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME, FETAL ALCOHOL EFFECTS, ODD, SENSORY DISORDERS,ADHD, ONE OF OUR CHILDREN WAS BORN WITH DRUGS IN HER SYSTEM, TWO HOLES IN HER HEART, AND THEY THOUGHT HER BRAIN WAS CALCIFYING.SHE ALSO HAD TWO URINARY BLOCKAGES.NEVER SLEPT. SHE WAS AWAKE 15 OR 16 TIMES A NIGHT. SHE IS STILL VERY WOUND UP ALL THE TIME. SHE HAD TO BE RESUSCITATED AT BIRTH . THANK GOD THEY DID. SHE IS THE HIGH LIGHT OF MY LIFE. SHE IS JUST LIKE ME , WE LOVE HER AND ALL OF THEM SO MUCH. ONE OF OUR OTHER CHILDREN . WAS SHAKEN AS A BABY AND ALSO BORN WITH FETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME. SHE IS VERY BEAUTIFUL AND WE LOVE HER VERY MUCH ALSO. WE HAVE WORKED REALLY HARD WITH HER SO SHE COULD LEARN. IT TOOK HER 11 MONTHS TO LEARN TO SAY MILK. SHE IS VERY DETERMINED TO LEARN AND DO THINGS. THAT IS GOOD TO A POINT. SHE ALSO WILL HELP ANYTIME SHE IS NEEDED. ALSO OUR CHILDREN DO HAVE DELAYS, BUT WE DON'T WORRY TO MUCH ABOUT THEM. WE JUST TEACH EACH ONE OF THEM WHAT WE CAN. HOPEFULLY THEY WILL GROW UP AND LOVE AND RESPECT OTHER PEOPLE FOR WHO THEY ARE AND NOT FOR WHAT THEY CAN DO.

WE HAVE ALWAYS WANTED TO ADOPT CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS AND DOWN SYNDROME.WE LOVE CHILDREN FOR WHO THEY ARE NOT WHAT ANY OF THEM CAN DO. ALTHOUGH WE WORK HARD WITH THEM TO TEACH THEM EVERYTHING WE CAN. WE KNOW THEY WILL ALWAYS HAVE DELAYS,NOT SURE OF HOW MANY DELAYS. BUT WE WILL TEACH THEM ALL WE CAN AND GO FROM THERE.

WE ARE STILL WAITING FOR A TRAVEL DATE TO GO GET OUR NEW DAUGHTER. SEEMS WE HAVE TO PROVE WE WILL LOVE HER EVEN THOUGH SHE HAS DELAYS. WELL WE THINK THAT IS NOT HARD TO LOVE HER , BUT WILL BE HARD TO SHOW SOMEONE IN 5-10 DAYS. I SURE HOPE WE CAN PROVE TO THIS PERSON WE WILL LOVE HER FOR THE REST OF OUR LIVES AND HERS. SHE WILL BE SO LOVED AND SPOILED ROTTEN. WE HAVE GOT EVERYTHING READY FOR HER TO GET HOME.


DON'T LET PEOPLE TELL YOU ADOPTION IS THE EASY WAY TO HAVE CHILDREN, I WILL TELL YOU IT IS NOT. ADOPTION IS NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART. IT WILL RIP YOUR HEART OUT MANY TIMES BEFORE YOU GET YOU BABY OR CHILD AND MANY TIMES LATER. BUT WE WILL ADOPT CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS BECAUSE WE LOVE THEM DEARLY. NOT FOR WHAT THEY CAN OR CAN NOT DO.

WE HAVE BEEN TRYING TO ADOPT ANOTHER CHILD FOR ALMOST 1 YEAR NOW. WE HAVE TRIED DOMESTIC ADOPTION, FOSTER/ADOPT, AND NOW INTERNATIONAL ADOPTION. IT IS ALL VERY EMOTIONAL . IT PULLS VERY HARD ON YOUR HEART. WOULD I ADVISE SOMEONE TO ADOPT SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN. YES,YES,AND YES. THEY ARE SO LOVING , KIND AND WORTH ALL THE TIME TO TEACH THEM. SO IF YOU WANT TO OR ARE LOOKING TO ADOPT GO TO http://www.reecesrainbow.com/ ,THEY HAVE A LOT OF CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS THERE. THEY ALL NEED LOVING MOMMIES AND DADDY'S TO TAKE CARE OF THEM AND SHOW THEM LOVE AND AFFECTION. WE ALL NEED FAMILY. FAMILY CAN MAKE THE DIFFERENCE IN A CHILDS LIFE. WE SPEND ALL OF OUR TIME WITH OUR CHILDREN. WE LOVE TO TRAVEL WITH THEM AND DO EVERTHING WE CAN WITH ALL OF THEM.

PLEASE SAY A PRAYER FOR US THAT WE CAN PROVE WE WILL LOVE BELLA FOR EVER NO MATTER WHAT SHE CAN OR WILL DO.


WE LOVE YOU BELLA SOOO MUCH!!!! WE HOPE WE SEE YOU SOON. SENDING YOU HUGS AND KISSES. LOVE MOMMY AND DADDY. HOPE TO SEE YOU IN A FEW WEEKS.

3 comments:

We are holding the net said...

Don't give up..you can show love right when you meet her! We adopted last year from Serbia and they saw our love right away! It's your daughter..regardless of her diagnosis! Have faith! I am so glad that she has a mommy and daddy waiting for her!

THE CAMPBELL FAMILY said...

THANK YOU FOR YOUR ENCOURAGING WORDS. YES SHE IS OUR DAUGHTER. WE CAN'T WAIT TO GET TO HER AND GET HER HOME. WE DO LOVE HER VERY MUCH ALREADY. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

Shawnie said...

Jody you are awesome! There is NO way they cannot see your pure heart. Just keep having faith! You will get to her soon. We waited 10 months and I thought I would DIE!!! :-) Keep hanging in there!