Wednesday, May 29, 2013


So, we have completed a couple of fund raisers with one to go. We are, I think, finally making some progress inching toward our home study. In order to be assigned a Social Worker we had to complete physicals, get 5 reference letters turned in, and finger printing done. We have most everything finished, we are just waiting on a couple of reference letters to be submitted and then we can begin the interview process with our Social Worker. I am incredibly anxious to get it started.

Tonight Avreigh (our 3 year old daughter we adopted from Ethiopia a couple of years ago) and I were watching The Little Couple. In this episode Bill and Jen are in China finalizing the adoption of their son, Will. I was very surprised at how interested Avreigh was in this show. Watching this little boy struggle to come to grips with what was happening, Avreigh was concerned for this little guy and kept talking about her own adoption and for the first time I could really see that she understood a little bit about adoption. She recognized that Bill and Jen were his new parents and they loved this boy just like we love her. I cried. We went on to talk about Matthias and what kind of big sister she will be. 

We are thankful for the donations and for time that so many have spent on helping us raise money to bring our little guy home. I am hoping that we have our dossier (paperwork) submitted by October though one  thing I learned from our first adoption is that I am not in control and the sooner I let go and let God, the better!

Isaiah 55:8 "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the LORD