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GrandMimi last won the day on October 4 2013

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  1. Happy Birthday, Mari. I had forgotten you and Bianca share a special day. Hope all your health issues are resolved as you start this wonderful, new, improved year!!
  2. Mari, so glad to hear all the test results so far have come back ok and am praying they continue to be positive and you feel back to normal fast.
  3. I'm praying for you, Mari. I often like to "peek" ahead on my daily devotional and thought of you as I was reading tomorrow's. "I am with you continually, so don't be intimidated by fear. Though it stalks you, it cannot harm you, as long as you cling to My hand. Keep your eyes on Me, enjoying Peace in My Presence." May you feel His hand holding yours as you navigate through the next days. Praying all is ok.
  4. Haha, Susan. I was going to elicit some guesses on that one but no, she wasn't. We were lucky enough to have insurance by then.
  5. When my first daughter was born we didn't have medical insurance. My in-laws gave us a heifer which we later sold to pay the medical bills. I am glad to report that after almost 40 years, our daughter does not appear to be traumatized by being paid for with a heifer. No, she wasn't adopted. But I think some children will embrace all aspects of their adoption story and some won't. I would guess if someone is upset because funds were raised to bring them into the family then they are probably struggling with adoption in general.
  6. Leslie, You may think you are "shielding" your parents but I really believe (at least from my perspective) that most parents don't want to be shielded. I am enormously grateful that Melissa and Steven chose to make me a part of all aspects of their journey, both the good and the sad. Melissa asked me to start reading the forum from the first day she discovered Abrazo. It doesn't take long reading the journeys to truly believe in open adoption. No, it is not the way adoption was addressed when we were growing up, but it is clearly better. I'm not sure I would have grasped that as fast as
  7. Happy Birthday, Mari. I hope you are having a wonderful day!!
  8. Thanks for the adorable matching outfits that you got for Luke, Andrew and Ollie! They were so cute! :)

  9. Happy Birthday Brianna. It was a pleasure meeting you after Oliver's finalization. I hope you have had a wonderful day:)

  10. Thanks, Hannah. I am totally in love with sweet Oliver. Melissa and Steven really enjoyed the time you all shared and I really loved the adorable pictures. Can't wait to meet you, Rudy and Luke one day:)

  11. Your grandson is absolutely ADORABLE! So happy to see him in person!

  12. And what a difference a week makes. Congratulations to the happy new grandmom... or should we say, grandmimi? :)

  13. We are so sorry that Steven & Melissa's match has fallen through... they deserved so much better, and so did you. We know this is a painful loss for all who love them. Please know you and your daughter and her husband are being lifted in the prayers of many in the midst of this sorrow!

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