Friday, 31 December 2010

Happy New Year

Wishing you all the best for 2011. I hope that your dreams come true...whatever they are.

I am looking forward to 2011 unlike some of the previous years. I am confident that there will be a change in our lives in this year. I hope and pray that it involves boy-o. There is much to do; and much to think about in the next few weeks. I hope you continue to journey along with me.

Friday, 24 December 2010

Merry Christmas

I wish all those who are celebrating on Saturday a very Merry Christmas, may the day bring what you desire. For those who aren't celebrating... I wish you a very happy and peaceful Saturday.

and whilst I wish I could insert a video - I can't, so I'm going to give you a link to my song of the season.... and whilst it isn't neccessarily a Christmas song, it comes off the end of a Christmas album, and I love it and the message that it contains....

Annie Lennox - Universal Child


Friday, 10 December 2010

Can't stop smiling....

Sorry Emily! I couldn't update until today....

After the visit on Wed, we were promised a phone call yesterday.... spent the whole day on tenderhooks and heard nothing. However today, just before lunch (whilst the student teacher was teaching my lesson) I happened to check my emails - to discover an email!

Boy-o's social worker is happy to go with us. Matching panal is booked for Feb - we will meet him at the end of Feb. Got some meetings to do over the next couple of months... Medical Advisor, foster parents, his mum's social worker. But we can't stop smiling.

Boy-o's name is a lovely old fashioned name; one that I really like. It's in fact my brother's name. Which is why I shall continue to call him boy-o.... my brother grow up with 2 sisters and 4 female cousins - no other boys. My Grandad always called him boy-o... and it's something that we all picked up. It's a long time since I thought of it, but it seemed right to give our little boy a nickname (for the blog) that really meant something to me. You have to think of it being said with a real Yorkshire accent.

More information to follow.... of that have no doubt!

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Ssssh, don't tell...

Because we had a voucher to spend, we've brought a present for a child.... we hope it will be a second birthday present.

Because ours and boy-o's social workers are visiting this week, we've been out and brought some safety things today; cupboard locks etc.

Because I had to buy some birthday presents for my friends children, we went to a toy shop today, and fell in love with a teddy bear. It's sitting upstairs in our empty bedroom.

I hope, hope, hope so much that this week we will have our meeting and boy-o's social worker will like us and think that we will be a good family for boy-o.

Oh.... and we sent some questions to our social worker to pass on to his. We were worried about this, but our social worker replied to my email with a lovely response, 'Excellent questions, very well thought through. I have forwarded them on to boy-o's social worker.'

Let it be wednesday quickly.... please.