Sunday, December 6, 2009
All we can do and what we ask you all to join us in is praying for her. We pray that she is protected by God's hand during this time and that she comes to us with a heart that He has prepared in her for the love our family can't wait to shower on her. I pray that He reamins close to her during this time and that she comes to know Him in a divine way.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Total matches since MCC: 238
The kids are looking forward to Halloween. Mason is going to be a Clone Trooper and Morgan is going to be a Polar Princess. I will post pictures next week.
We have some exciting news to share. We will be hosting a 10 year old boy from Latvia for 4 weeks over Christmas. He speaks very little, if any, English. He is currently in a foster home in his country. The kids are very excited and can't wait for him to come. What better time than Christmas to share our home and the love of Jesus with this boy. I am sure I will have a lot to share in the coming months. His name is Elvis. Please join us in praying for his safe arrival in mid December and a wonderful time while he is here.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Total matches since MCC: 184
Total # of families in front of us: 16
Although the number 16 looks like we would be matched this month, the numbers don't always serve as an accurate determination of when we will be matched....more of a quess. This is because some families could have come in after us that were more open in their decision on what they would accept as far as disability, gender, and age. We are still hopeful that we will be matched really soon.
Thanks to all of you who contributed to the "100 good wishes quilt" for Lily. It is in the process of being put together and quilted right now. I can't wait to see it completed.
Morgan and Mason are back to school and doing well. Morgan loves middle school and Mason is loving 2nd grade. Morgan left for her first overnight trip with the 5th grade class this morning....bright and early!!! We got up at 4:45 and had to be at the school by 5:45. She was so excited.
Morgan has started taking dance (ballet, hip hop, and sacred). She had her first class yesterday and seems to really like it. She is also going to be playing volleyball. Mason is playing baseball and taking a tae- kwon- do class at school.
They both ask about Lily all the time and can't wait to bring her home. Having a name for the child that we have not met yet really helps with bonding with the kids as well as Fred and I. We talk about her as though we have already met her. She has been growing in our hearts for 3 years now. Know wonder we feel like we already know her.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Total for April: 18
Total since MCC: 77
# of families still in front of us: 123
If we average 20 matches a month that would put us at expecting a match in about 6 months.....that would be around October.
Please keep Lily in your prayers and that she would come home to us really soon!!!!
Monday, April 20, 2009
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
We received an email with our I-800A, immigration paperwork, approval today! YAHOO. One step closer.
Getting ready to go to Prayer and Praise at church tonight. Really looking forward to it. Hoping God shows up in a mighty way and blows our socks off.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Messiah, Rose of Sharon
the Father's heavenly care over the lilies of the field-His children
Jesus loves me-this I know!
heart of flesh
passion for Jesus
the Bridegroom's heart
We received our appointment for fingerprints yesterday. We will be having our fingerprints done on 02/17/2009, then we wait on our immigration approval. Hoping to have that by March. Then we wait on our match!!!
I received great news this week that one of our friends that is adopting from China as well received a match! I am extremely excited for her!
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
This is a picture that I took over the weekend. Mason did not want me taking his picture, so he was hiding. I thought the picture came out cute!
There were more matches today in the waiting child program....a total of 13 so far for the month. When we filed our medical check list (MCC) on 12/4/08 we were told there were nearly 200 in front of us. There were a total of 19 matched in December. So, that is 32 down.....168 to go. Files are in order of MCC date and are matched accordingly, however if they receive a child's file and the child does not match the next family in line then they keep going until they find an MCC that matches that child. Therefore, timelines can vary. It is very exciting to see numbers coming in each week though. Not sure how the Chinese New Year will effect numbers this month....remaining hopeful!
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Morgan starts guitar lessons today. I pray all will go smoothly. She is the type of child that wants to try everything, but doesn't stick to much of anything. I hope this is something that she really enjoys.
Sunday, January 4, 2009
I had to request a copy of our original homestudy done in 10/06, as the copy I had, had information cut off at the top. USCIS needs a copy of our original homestudy as well as our update sent along with our I-800A. We hope to receive that by Wednesday. Everything else is ready to go. This will be the final step, until we receive our date to get our fingerprints updated. Then we wait on the immigration approval. After that we won't have any more paperchasing until we get matched.
Next thing on the list is to send out letters so that we can start working on Lily's "100 good wishes quilt". All you family and friends out there, you will here about that soon!
Signing off for now.