Thursday, January 05, 2006

Who is Mimi?

There seems to be some confusion from time to time about who Mimi is so I decided I would post this to hopefully explain --- Mimi is the twins' maternal grandmother (Tara's Mom). My name is Donna and all of my grandchildren have always called me "Mimi". When Tara and Dirk (the twins' parents) went to China to get the girls, I took over the blog to make it easier to get daily updates and pictures posted as we knew they would be very busy and would possibly have problems posting from China. Since then I have continued being the one to post to the blog (but in Tara's name). Mom and Dad were very busy with the girls, they really didn't like to post, and I (Mimi) loved it! So it continues to be by pleasure and I will continue as long as the Mom and Dad 'allow' me to. They are very happy to keep family and friends updated and to share their story and experience, they just prefer that someone else do the "talking", something I don't have any trouble with at all :).

While I am posting this in March of 2007, I'm "hiding" it back in January 2006 because I don't want it to appear as a regular post but rather something I can link to.

This is a picture of me with Hope at the shower for Tara and the twins in October of 2006 so you can put a face with a name --

Our long journey to our precious children
who are waiting for us to come and get them from
China and bring them home to Texas, began in 2004.
Its now 2005 and we are still waiting, not patiently
either! My husband and I decided to adopt after we
lost our three beautiful children to a drunk driver
in 2004 in Texas. We felt that we still have a lot
of love to still give and an empty heart to fill
again. So we chose to adopt from China. I will have
to say this pregnancy has been the worst - a lot
longer than 9 months. So now we just wait and wait
and wait!! Our paper work went to China in July 2005,
it was a lot of paper work! We are hoping for twins
and though not sure if this will happen - you can
always try. I do wish I had some idea of the babies
gender so that I could do something with the baby room.