Although I could not decide if I should post this, I've decided there's really no harm in telling the story, so here goes.
Over the weekend, I announce to BT I need to give up on the adoption. The wait is just too hard and and is effecting me emotionally & physically. I suggested we start thinking of other interests, things to do with our lives. Please know my heart is breaking as I am telling him. But, I just wanted the ache to go away. Then a few days later, I tell him I'd like to have a Puppy! I want something small, loveable and one that doesn't shed too much. I upset my poor DH terribly. Bad enough he cried and asked me to please not give up! He said, "I want a baby, I do not want a puppy!" Then out of the clear blue sky, I get a phone call. It was someone I know professionally, but over the years we have become good friends. She knows someone who has a newborn and is seriously interested in making an adoption plan. She shared some of the details, of which I am not comfortable posting on a public blog. But anyhow, she told her all about us! She called to see if we are interested? Why sure we are! I gave her the OK to give them my phone number. My friend called me back again yesterday to say they are very interested in talking to us, but they asked for a few days. My friend really believes their decision is a very solid one. I am trying not to get too excited, as we've been let down so many times before. But, the truth is I am very excited. It all sounds too good to be true! I keep thinking about how just a day or so before I told my DH I needed to give up. How many times I've heard when you're ready to give up, good things happen! Could it be? I also know I'll be ok if it doesnt work out. I'll know it was God's way of showing me I truly wasn't ready to give up! KEEPING THE FAITH ....and PRAYING!Y
I just thought I'd share a fun recipe! It's easy and so delicous! Your friends will wonder how you did it.
Ice Cream Sandwich Cake
About 20 ice cream sandwiches 1 20 oz. container Cool Whip 1/2 jar caramel topping chocolate sauce 2 Butterfinger Bars-crushed
Layer the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish with 10 ice cream sandwiches and cut any to fit. Layer about 1/2 jar of caramel sauce over the sandwiches. Layer 1/2 the container of Cool Whip. Sprinkle one crushed Butterfinger on the Cool Whip. Layer more ice cream sandwiches to fit. Cover them with the chocolate sauce. Layer the rest of the Cool Whip. Top with the other crushed Butterfinger Bar. You can top with additional sauce if you would like. Cover and freeze until firm.
I've also made it without the caramel and chocolate sauces - another delicious, yet not so sweet, treat!
"But these things I plan won't happen right away. Slowly, steadily, surely, the time approaches when the vision will be fulfilled. If it seems slow, be patient! For it will surely take place. It will not be late by a single day." Habakkuk 2:3
My name is Pep and I am married to a wonderful, wonderful man, BT. For 7+ years we've enjoyed the perks of marriage and have walked a long journey toward bringing a child into our home through adoption! We're from Western New York where we enjoy the 4 amazing seasons God has created. BT works in the media as a writer, producing new casts. I am a child day care director, truly the most rewarding job on earth.
As a wife, daughter, sister, aunt, niece, partner, boss, caretaker, bookkeeper, etc...I love life and enjoy the people around me. We believe God is the author of our lives and it's in Him we place our trust believing all things work for the good to those who love God. We are sinners, saved by God's grace.