Friday, March 16, 2012

Our Baby is Coming to America!!

Well... it has been a while. I just want to let you know that we have been doing a bit of celebrating up in the Pierce household...why??? We received news on March 15 at 12pm that the orphanage had received Disha Lucy's passport. I had often wondered what I would be doing when I received the news. You may not understand that a passport is a huge deal because that means we can book our travel to go pick up our sweet Indian princess. Anyways I was sitting at my desk at work and checked my personal email and there it was!!! I think I hyperventilated briefly. I had to step away and go call Mike. My stomach was twirling and my head was swimming. It was pretty unreal. I am anxious, happy, excited, and overwhelmed. It's like you wait and wait and then once it happens it's like lightening. Mike, on the other hand, seems like he can now relax. Men and women are really different.  So we just booked our travel... leaving April 1st. Meet sweet Disha Lucy!!!

Friday, December 30, 2011

A wonderful Christmas Indeed!!

Ok so I have been really behind on my blogging. I think if there was no Facebook I would probably blog alot more but since that is easier to update--it's usually my go to. Anyways I hope all of you had a Very Merry Christmas. We did at the Pierce household. We have been making and baking all kinds of things. We made Peanut butter chex mix -which I totally oinked out on because it had reeces pieces in it. YUMMO! The kids decorated rice krispy houses at my parents. That was a huge hit. We had a lot of fun making reindeer pops. Of course, ours were not as pretty as the blog where I got the idea--it was still fun and they were yummy.
Our biggest Christmas present happened on December 20!!! This is what we got:

Lori & Michael-

Great news:

The cases of Disha have been passed by the court and now waiting for the court documents

How awesome is that? We were granted verbal guardianship of our little lollipop. Thank you all for the prayers. Please keep them coming. We are really hoping we could travel by March but nothing has gone as planned in this adoption. We waited 6 months from NOC to pass court. I am blessed that we received our NOC so soon as so many friends are waiting months for that. It really hit home though that God is active while we are waiting. I was at work when I got the emails and let me tell you. . .  I was useless for the rest of the day. I was giddy and thankful and oh so happy. I had ran over the scenario in my mind countless times--"where would I be when we got the news?" "when would it be?" I have to tell you that it was the right timing because I had been so down and stressed about this and not even realizing it. It made this Christmas so much better even though she wasn't here with us. Now we are loaded up with more paperwork. I seriously wonder how many trees have been sacrificed for this adoption. lol!!

Christmas was indeed wonderful. It was low key and was great to celebrate with family and see our boys enjoy the season. Our Christmas Eve service at church was awesome. It really brought out the true meaning of the season.... Jesus. Mike and I have enjoyed playing endless games of bingo and Spongebob yahtzee junior with the kiddos. I'll leave you with our boys Christmas picture. Happy New Year!!! Love and blessings!!


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Halloween Recap

So I know some people don't agree with Halloween but I seriously have great memories. It is just time with my friends and warm memories.  I lived in a good neighborhood growing up and had lots of friends. Halloween was safe and fun. Even though times have changed I want the  boys and soon to be girl to experience it. We went to a trunk or treat at a friend's church and the kids played games and ate hot dogs and candy. It was actually called Light the Night for Jesus. We went on a hayride and they received a glow in the dark cross necklace with a wonderful story of shining their light for Jesus. We then went home to our crazy neighborhood--cars everywhere. People come to our neighborhood to trick or treat. We live in THAT neighborhood. It's cool and all but not safe to drive in. Anyways we were home and the kids were alseep by 9pm.  I will leave you all with a picture of our mummy and friendly blonde vampire.

Monday, October 17, 2011


Ok I am going to go insane. We have gotten lots of updated pictures and video of Disha. It has been a true blessing. With that comes excitement and the anticipation of going to get our precious daughter. Tonight I received news that some people have waited 10 months to get their court written/verbal guardianships from their NOC. We have only waited 4 months and I thought we might be close. The fact that I may have to wait lots longer is a blow that I am struggling to deal with. The verse that comes to mind is Roman 8:28 "And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them."  God knows best and HE has a plan.

Sunday, October 9, 2011


We have been through a lot the past 2 wks with little Noah. He had his tonsils out and then 5 days later he hemorrhaged and we had to rush him to the ER for surgery at 2am to stop the bleeding. It was scary but he came thru like a champ and never whimpered. I am so proud of him.  Me... I was another story. He is doing lots better now. It sure is hard to keep a little 6 yr old boy from running around and playing--instructions from the Dr. At least we are on fall break and the kids aren't missing alot of school.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Imagine my surprise when I find a new picture of Jaron on facebook. It took me back. .. . I knew it was him but thought it was recent and for a moment I thought he was still on this earth and his death was a bad dream. I can't tell you the connection I have to him and it was evident when I saw this picture. I have to say it was great to see a picture of him looking so good. I love this picture because it's just so sweet. I love to see the ayah holding him. When you look at this picture please remember and think of 20 other kids with special needs that Sarah needs to bring to her Covenant homes ASAP. She is raising funds for this so if you need any info--please let me know. Here is her site on facebook

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


Ok we are trying this again. I wrote a blog post last night and it didn't post. AHH!!!! Anyways the title says it all. We are praying and praying for Lucy to be home by Christmas. We got our hopes up and a little too sure of ourselves when we received our NOC after 4 wks and we were quoted a possible wait time of 8-16 wks. Well this wk marks 8wks for a court date. We were quoted 8-16 wks for this as well. We have to keep reminding ourselves that God wants Lucy home with us (her family) more than we do. It's just very hard and I don't think people realize it. I have been ok until the past few days and it has just caught up to me. I have a child that needs their mom. I kiss my boys to sleep every night and I wonder if anyone kisses her goodnight. I know Mike feels the same way. I honestly try not to discuss it because I feel like I will fall apart if so.

 We really need patience. This reminds me of a song: While I'm Waiting by John Waller.

Pray for us.