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It's a MIRACLE! The last hearing was today 11/10, update on p. 13

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  • It's a MIRACLE! The last hearing was today 11/10, update on p. 13

    I don't even know where to begin. Yesterday while at work preparing for Huricane Isabel I got a call from the social worker who has been working with us as far as our adoption process goes. She called and said there is an infant baby girl in the hospital that was just born on Thursday and her mother abandoned her. Just up and left 2 hours after the delivery. The social worker wanted to know if my husband and I wanted to take her and *hopefully* adopt her....and she needed an answer ASAP! After having to change my underwear and a long conversation with my husband, WE ARE GOING TO DO IT!!!!

    We are picking the baby up from the hospital on Monday. We have chosen to name her Reese Isabel.

    Miracles really do happen!! At least I have the weekend to prepare my home and my mind for this upcoming "huricane" coming into our lives.

    It's funny. Last night my husband and I were laying in bed excitedly talking about the baby and all the preperations that need to be made and I said, "You realize, of course, that in about 5 years we're going to have to buy a pony!"

    I just had to share with everyone. We are so excited we can hardly stand it. Have I lost my mind?? New horses I can handle, but a BABY??? Am I nuts? I'm fortunate though, my family is 100% behind this and are just as thrilled as we are. Jingles in hopes that everything goes smoothly and there are no kinks in all the legalities.

    "Ladies and gentlemen, take my advice. Pull down your pants and slide on the ice." quote from the tv series M*A*S*H

    [This message was edited by Applesauce on Sep. 20, 2003 at 01:49 AM.]

    [This message was edited by Applesauce on Sep. 24, 2003 at 11:27 AM.]

    [This message was edited by Applesauce on Sep. 24, 2003 at 11:58 AM.]

    [This message was edited by Applesauce on Sep. 28, 2003 at 12:00 PM.]

    [This message was edited by Applesauce on Oct. 07, 2003 at 08:25 PM.]

    [This message was edited by Applesauce on Oct. 20, 2003 at 05:21 PM.]

    [This message was edited by Applesauce on Nov. 01, 2003 at 07:54 PM.]

    [This message was edited by Applesauce on Nov. 10, 2003 at 07:09 PM.]
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    I don't even know where to begin. Yesterday while at work preparing for Huricane Isabel I got a call from the social worker who has been working with us as far as our adoption process goes. She called and said there is an infant baby girl in the hospital that was just born on Thursday and her mother abandoned her. Just up and left 2 hours after the delivery. The social worker wanted to know if my husband and I wanted to take her and *hopefully* adopt her....and she needed an answer ASAP! After having to change my underwear and a long conversation with my husband, WE ARE GOING TO DO IT!!!!

    We are picking the baby up from the hospital on Monday. We have chosen to name her Reese Isabel.

    Miracles really do happen!! At least I have the weekend to prepare my home and my mind for this upcoming "huricane" coming into our lives.

    It's funny. Last night my husband and I were laying in bed excitedly talking about the baby and all the preperations that need to be made and I said, "You realize, of course, that in about 5 years we're going to have to buy a pony!"

    I just had to share with everyone. We are so excited we can hardly stand it. Have I lost my mind?? New horses I can handle, but a BABY??? Am I nuts? I'm fortunate though, my family is 100% behind this and are just as thrilled as we are. Jingles in hopes that everything goes smoothly and there are no kinks in all the legalities.

    "Ladies and gentlemen, take my advice. Pull down your pants and slide on the ice." quote from the tv series M*A*S*H

    [This message was edited by Applesauce on Sep. 20, 2003 at 01:49 AM.]

    [This message was edited by Applesauce on Sep. 24, 2003 at 11:27 AM.]

    [This message was edited by Applesauce on Sep. 24, 2003 at 11:58 AM.]

    [This message was edited by Applesauce on Sep. 28, 2003 at 12:00 PM.]

    [This message was edited by Applesauce on Oct. 07, 2003 at 08:25 PM.]

    [This message was edited by Applesauce on Oct. 20, 2003 at 05:21 PM.]

    [This message was edited by Applesauce on Nov. 01, 2003 at 07:54 PM.]

    [This message was edited by Applesauce on Nov. 10, 2003 at 07:09 PM.]
    Visit my farm at www.hiddenrockfarm.com

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    • #3
      Hey that is great. I love the name! But they'll have the storm cleaned up long before order is returned to your life. Kids are great but messy

      Congrats!
      See those flying monkeys? They work for me.

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      • #4
        Yea!!!! Congratulations.

        'Whenever difficulties appear, the rider must ask himself: does the horse not want execute my demands, does he not understand what I want, or is he physically unable to carry them out? The rider's conscience must find the answer."


        My horse's feet are as swift as rolling thunder, He carries me away from all my fears. And when the world threatens to fall asunder, His mane is there to wipe away my tears. ~Bonnie Lewis

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        • #5
          OMG, I am so excited for you. How wonderful. What a miracle. I just burst into tears when I read that. I'm so accustomed (as is my office) to bursting into tears with the sad commentaries on the board these days.

          So happy for you.

          "If you are going through hell, keep going." ~Churchill~
          \"If you are going through hell, keep going.\" ~Churchill~

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          • #6
            OMG, OMG, OMG - CONGRATS!!!!!!!!

            I'm soooooooooo happy for you!

            If dressage does not relax the horse, then it is not correct dressage. - RdL


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            • #7
              That is wonderful news! Congratulations!!!

              p.s. What a great name I really like the name Isabel.

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              Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again.
              "These are my principles. If you do not like them, I have others." --Groucho Marx

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              • #8
                Applesauce! I am so happy for you and Mr. A!

                (I saw the CUTEST little baby jodphurs and boots at the Middleburg Tack Exchange on Wednesday!)

                Friendship is Love without his wings
                -Lord Byron
                "If you would have only one day to live, you should spend at least half of it in the saddle."

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                • #9


                  Hug that baby for us!

                  BarbaraG
                  GWV

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                  • #10
                    That is just wonderful news. How lucky for that sweet baby girl that you and Mr. A. are there for her!

                    SillyHorse
                    ~ I'm probably on John Ashcroft's enemies list. At any rate, he's on mine. ~

                    Donald Trump - proven liar, cheat, traitor and sexual predator! Hillary Clinton won in 2016, but we have all lost.

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                    • #11
                      As an adoptive parent (mine are now teens) I know firsthand how amazingly happy you are now!! An answer to your prayers! My most sincere congratulations and best wishes to you and your new baby!!!!!

                      I am jingling and praying that all goes well with you and there are no unexpected "kinks."

                      Oh, and don't worry - you will handle it. Your life will be completely changed, but you will handle it and never look back!

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                      I'm just the mom....

                      [This message was edited by HSM on Sep. 19, 2003 at 12:09 PM.]

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                      • #12
                        Congrats!!!

                        ~Jenna & Beethoven~
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                        I love cats, I love every single cat....
                        So anyway I am a cat lover
                        And I love to run.

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                        • #13
                          What fantastic news! Congratulations!
                          Susan

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                          • #14
                            What a miracle is right!
                            Congratulations - it sounds like it is 'meant to be'

                            Maybe you can name her Isabelle (or Isabel or Isabella)
                            ~* Be kind to one another *~

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                            • #15
                              Applesauce that is fantastic news for you and Mr. A! Be sure and let us know how everything goes. I'm so happy for you after your last post on this subject. Now I have to go look for the pair of Kerrits I have in a baby size.
                              "We don't ride the clock. We ride the horse." Reiner Klimke.
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                              • #16
                                <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Applesauce:

                                We have chosen to name her Reese Isabel.

                                <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

                                Beautiful name!
                                ~* Be kind to one another *~

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                                • #17
                                  Congratulations!!!!

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                                  • #18
                                    I am so happy for you!! Congratulations!
                                    They don't call me frugal for nothing.
                                    Proud and achy member of the Eventing Grannies clique.

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                                    • #19
                                      oh how exciting!!
                                      Congratulations!!

                                      mizzwade
                                      mizzwade

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                                      • #20
                                        congratulations and chains are a-jinglin for ya! love the name, too! and since you are obviously a M*A*S*H fan (I love Sidney Freedman and that quote!) Hallmark channel is showing 4 eps weeknights from 10 pm Eastern to roughly 12:30 UNCUT! all the scenes added back in that were cut out for syndication!

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