Monday, February 27, 2012

Top Ten, BABY!

Well, there have been a steady stream of referrals coming lately. Not every week, but much more than there had been. This weekend there was a referral which moved us up to the #10!!!!!!!!!!!! We are so excited to be getting closer. We love seeing the movement. Each referral to puts another child with their forever family which we love! Plus, that means we move up a space on the wait list.

Also, we are finishing up all of our renewal paperwork. I had a doctor's appointment today. I started up on some vaccinations. 1 Hep A and 1 Hep B down. Lots more to go. We had a visit from a new social worker last week to update our safety audit. All is well there. We should be sending out all our paperwork tomorrow to have the home study updated. Then we will send that off to update our I-171h. Hopefully, this should all be quick and we will be up to date and ready when our turn for a referral comes up.

We so appreciate your prayers as we continue down this journey. We are praying the movement continues and we are able to have our daughter in our arms in the near future.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Things are starting to move...

Hello, all, Daniel here hacking my wife's computer.  Thought I might take the opportunity to let you in on the good news that just about got me knocked down the stairs, potentially breaking both of my ankles and shattering a rib or two.  Well, maybe that's a little bit of an over-exaggeration, but you get the idea.  SO ANYWAY, we've been spending the evening cleaning the basement sorting through and throwing away toys.  It's been quite an evening, as the boys have done more playing than cleaning, although hearing them get excited about bringing toys from the garage that have been in hibernation for the past six months has been exciting.

Asher: "Oh my goodness, you got the lincoln logs back out!"
Me: "Asher, you're standing on the box, and that has been out the whole time."
Asher: "oh, yeah."

Abby and I had gone upstairs to make out for a minute to put some toys aside to go back out to the garage, and she gets a text from Tami.  As I'm halfway down the cluttered stairs (toys are literally everywhere in the basement right now), I hear massive amounts of squealing, "we moved up, get out of the way!" and start getting shoved to the bottom of the stairs.  Seriously, it's a good thing I have the ridiculous agility of a cat otherwise I would have, well, you already read that part.  Abby runs to the computer, because things really aren't true until she sees them for herself, even if told by a trusted friend (or maybe I'm still bitter over getting shoved down the stairs, forcing me to dodge miniature pirates and OUR CHILDREN PLAYING WITH THEM).  Lo and behold, Tami wasn't pulling her leg.

CONGRATULATIONS, WE'RE UP TO #12 ON THE WAIT LIST!  God has been so good in bringing us to this point, and we know that He will continue to carry us through the rest of the process.  After months of stillness, we're starting to make some headway, which is so encouraging.  Hang on, Amelia, we're coming for you!

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