Exciting News & Prayers Requested:
After many years of praying to have/adopt a child, & then giving up 12 years before, since we didn't think it was ever going to happen. God had other plans & we know it's in his time & not ours & we believe it was by divine appointment...It all started when we received an unexpected phone call on March 2, 2015 by the birth mother asking if we would adopt her then 10 month old son, as she has some health issues that prevent her from taking care of him, so we agreed. He was taken from his birth mother at 8 weeks old & had been in 4 different foster care placements before she found us. His name is
which was one of the names we had picked out originally, since it's Biblical & we both Love the name & it's meaning. We received legal custody of him at 15 months old, back on August 12, 2015, after several visitations with him a few months before, he was placed with us the same week on Aug. 7th, & he just recently turned 5 years old on april 30th, time sure does fly...He's such a blessing to us, in spite of everything we've been through along this journey.., we know, God has made a way & will continue to do so. We started the adoption process in February of this year, & our attorney shared that it could take anywhere between 5 to 7 months or less to complete. We hope it's finalized around the time he starts kindergarten later this year. His birth father is willing to sign over his parental rights, which is also helpful. Jacob just recently graduated from preschool this past may 17th, after attending the last 2 years :) A court date has not been set yet, but should be in the next couple of months or so. Please keep us in your thoughts & prayers that all goes well..., & so far so good for the most part....In the mean time, hope everyone understands & accepts my apologies for not being able to visit each one of your pages, or make tags as often as I'd like too, as he sure keep us on our toes, lol...I will continue to take care of my modding duties on a daily basis, as I have thus far, & will visit each of your pages & make tags as often as I can......Thanks in advance, much appreciated :)
Here is one of our favorite poems that we thought we'd share:
“Longing for a child to love,
I’d wish upon the stars above.
In my heart I always knew,
A part of me was meant for you.
I think how happy we will be,
Once I adopt you, and you adopt me.
I dream of all the joy you’ll bring,
Imagining even the littlest things.
The drawings on the refrigerator door,
And childhood toys across the floor,
The favorite stories read again and again,
And hours of games with make-believe friends.
The day you took my outstretched hand,
A journey ended, but our lives began.
Still mesmerized by your sweet face,
Still warmed inside by our first embrace.
I promised to give you a happy home,
And a loving family all your own.
A house you’ve now made complete,
With laughter, smiles and tiny feet.
A parent is one who guides the way,
Know I will be there everyday.
Rest easy as each night you sleep,
A lifetime of love is yours to keep.
Longing for a child to love,
I’d wish upon the stars above.
In my heart I always knew,
A part of me belonged to you.”
Written by Teri Harrison
For those of you who want to know
the artist's that don't allow their work on GG,
here is a list of them, with a new one recently added,
including two others that has changed at end of list:
Peanuts Characters ~ leaving what's here, till further notice.
Pon and Zi
Ruth &/or Bill Moorehead
Sanrio Characters including (Hello Kitty)
Any future Disney (including Winnie the Pooh & friends)
& also Betty Boop graphics/tags made will need copyright
symbol added, thanks :)
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a member of a copyright compliant
tagging group outside of GG since 2006.
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I'm a Christian under construction,
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Hi Pami I have just read what you posted to your Page
what Lovely News, I hope & Pray that everything works
out for you all, its very exciting indeed. Best Wishes
to You & Your Family,& Thanks so much for Sharing
Pami, thank you for sharing about your blessing along with your faith to see it through despite the trials and tribulations!!!! That is truly inspiring :) You are appreciated and may more gifts be bestowed upon you and your loved ones :) Hugs and love from Andrea <3
Pami, what amazing news! I am so happy for you and Jeff. I always wanted to ask you if you had kids but not sure cause some people are more private than others. I'm elated at your news and will keep you all in my prayers for everything to turn out the way you want it to. I hope you might share a picture of him sometime, but understand if you don't want to. I am so happy for you both, great news and Thanks for sharing with us all. Love and Hugs, Jane
Hello again, Pami! I am glad to see you had a great time with your Sister & enjoyed the 4th with her! =) I am glad to see the rain held off too! My 4th was okay. Thanks for asking! I stayed home to keep Flash out of trouble! He has been a little devious lately!
Sweet ice cream page & fitting for July too! :)
Yay team! I am so happy & excited for you & will certainly keep you in prayer! I absolutely love your adoption poem! <3 Wishing you much love & happiness with Jacob always!
WOW! what fantastic news dear Pami :D
I couldn't be any happier for you ♥
That is a dream come true for you and Jeff, and Jacob will be a very fortunate happy little boy having you both for parents :D ♥
I am so thrilled for the three of you...it's really wonderful.
Huge hugs and loads of love to you all ♥
Best wishes to you Pami xox ♥ xox
Good Morning.. i wanted to stop by and thank you for your votes. I appriciate tour time. Your always such a good friend to everyone on here. I just wanted to point out that we are grateful for à friend like you. Hugs, Shii ❥
Thank you very much dear Pami :)
this is so cute ♥ I love it :D
You are very welcome for your Birthday wishes,
and I'm so pleased you had a great Birthday :)
Hope your day was as lovely as you are ♥
and want you to know that you are a wonderful moderator and a wonderful friend ~♥~
xoxox Take care...love n hugs to you ♥ xoxox
Hello again, Pami! I just want to let you know I decided to stick with the purple Princess birthday background that you made because it is my favorite color & the color represents, "Domestic Violence Awareness!" I also think of myself as a "Christian Princess," now. Thank you for all of your hard work! I think you are a great moderator, friend & artist! <3
Thanks so much Pami for putting the Memorial Day graphic in the right category for me! I appreciate it. I did change out the cookie poser on the other graphic. Thanks for letting me know! You do an excellent job for this site! Hugs & Love ...Mel
Hi Pami, just wanted to call by and thank you so much for your lovely comments and your votes too ... You're always so welcome for the requests too sweetheart, you're a wonderful friend and moderator and I'm so happy we're friends here ... Sending you lots of love and wishing you a very happy Sunday ... Big hugs sweetie xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Hi Pami, I just wanted to tell you what a great job you are doing as a moderator. I know it can't be an easy job pleasing everyone but I have a new found respect for you and the other mods for their help and support. You recently helped me out a lot and I appreciate it so much. You are a friend that everyone should have. Thanks for being there for those of us who need guidance and answers on copyrights and so much more. Keep up the good work Pami...