Now What?

September 15, 2012 by nohandsbutours Diana, tethered cord, thalassemia 3 Comments

Over the last seven years I have been in some stage of the adoption process. Dossier paperwork, waiting for approvals, stalking RQ, following blogs, doing home study visits, etc. You get the picture. Bringing my girls home became a full time job (obsession) for me! Some of us may call it the nesting period while you wait. Regardless of …Read More

The "Im-Perfect" Mama!

July 15, 2012 by nohandsbutours Diana, tethered cord, thalassemia 8 Comments

I laughed out loud recently when one of my favorite people on the planet commented that someone she met who had been to my blog thought my life looked perfect!!! Trust me when I say this did not offend me. I was too busy wondering if my girlfriend got hurt when she fell off her …Read More

From 1 to 4 in Five Years!

May 15, 2012 by nohandsbutours Diana 9 Comments

Last week we celebrated five years of “Forever” with our first adopted daughter, Ruby Mei. It was a time to reflect on a very special time in our life. It was a time to remember that feeling of anticipation as we waited to see whom God had chosen for our family. It was a time …Read More

Thankful We Didn't Know…

April 15, 2012 by nohandsbutours Diana, heart defect, tethered cord 3 Comments

When we reviewed the file of Emme Jade we knew she had a minor heart defect. She had already had a repair in Shanghai at 10 months old, and our cardiologist was confident her heart looked great! Fast forward to August, 8th, 2011 when we met Emme in Nanjing. There is only one word for …Read More

the beauty in Thalassemia

March 15, 2012 by nohandsbutours Diana, thalassemia 6 Comments

Almost three years ago I had never heard of Thalassemia. The first time I ever saw the word was on the file of a “Special Focus” child living in China. All I knew was that she received quarterly blood transfusions. After a quick call to a friend of mine who is also a nurse I …Read More

Welcome Diana

February 15, 2012 by nohandsbutours Diana 0 Comments

 So excited to share our newest contributor to No Hands But Ours, a longtime friend of mine and mom to four beautiful daughters. Diana blogs at First a Pearl, then Three Rubies, please join us in welcoming her to NHBO! ************************************************************* What a fun blessing for me to be asked to contribute here at NBHO. …Read More