Waiting for Leah

The story of our family as we wait for our adopted daughter

LOVE, Monday style November 9, 2009

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I feel like I am going out of my mind trying to get all this paperwork in. My deadline for myself was Friday. Did not happen. Daniel almost got his biography completed last night. I just have a right mind to finish it up myself for him this morning. I have to run to the Dmv today for my 5 year check. We are almost there – just have to get Daniel to do that tomorrow. And finish all the documenting for financial stuff. He says he is working on it……hmmmm……..
I have to say if our homestudy agency does not set up the parenting meetings soon I am just going to educate myself and tell them they were too slow. They promised me a call last Monday with the dates and times. I called Thursday and the director was out of the office until today. Guess who’s phone will be ringing promplty at 9am??
Do I care if I am a pain to Daniel and them? NO! Hurry people hurry. I have a baby halfway around the world waiting on me!!
God bless coffee, also this morning. Anderson kept me up half the night. We must do something about that child and his sleeping. I am terrible, terrible about sleep training. But I think I am at the point of “enough”. I know Anderson needs the rest just as much as I do. That is what I will mantra to myself tonight.
Okay, let us have a verse since I seem to need it today.
Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops…
— Proverbs 3:9 (NIV)
I pulled this verse from google verse of the day. I like to do that sometimes. It is actually really cool. Yesterday I decided to sponsor an orphanage in China monthly. I did it by way of http://www.lovewithoutboundaries.com/.
Go check out their website. I gave to an orphanage that desperately needed money for formula after an influx of sick babies. And please understand, I am not giving myself a pat on the back. I wanted to share about love without boundaries. It was started by a group of adoptive parents that went to China to adopt, and discovered a little boy they wanted to help. This group provides funding for surgeries for orphans and helps get orphans in China out of institutions and into foster families. I would love it if you would pass this link on to your friends and pray for these children. I know I have many bloggy friends who are adopting, and this cause will be close to your hearts, as well.
So that is my Monday, Love style. I will be very nice on the phone with our agency, I will I will.

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Meeting set up October 17, 2009

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We have our meeting set up with the international agency. I am so excited to meet with them face to face.
Yesterday my Jack turned 4! Pictures from his party today to come! He is such a blessing!

Ephesians 6:10
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord, and in the strength of his might.

 

Much to celebrate! September 29, 2009

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The meeting last night went wonderful! We were the only couple – lol. We were really late, too. The lady was just leaving when I ran in the door. Whew!!!!! The coordinator was so kind and she talked with us for an hour and a half and just raved about the Korean program. I had a really hard time not totally tearing up when she was describing the process with getting the picture of our daughter, waiting for her, then picking her up from the airport. (with Korea, you can choose to have the baby escorted to the States, and with 2 small kids of our own and my husband’s company, it would be really hard for us to travel.) My husband is ready to go and said he was getting excited last night hearing the woman describe everything. I am filling out the application after i write this and am sending it off hopefully by tomorrow, then we will be assigned our social worker and get our first homestudy meeting set up.
I AM SO EXCITED!!!!! !!!!!!! The Lord is good!

Psalm 118:24 – “This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”

 

One more day! September 27, 2009

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IMG_2947On more day until our meeting with the Adoption Agency!!!! I am so excited. I hope they can answer all our questions and get Dh really excited about the process.

Verse of the day:

— Matthew 6:33 —
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

 

Some hope! September 19, 2009

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So I have found a Korean program in our area that is acutally still open and the time frame is fast. I am talking 18 months from application to “gotcha”. We are trying to go to an info meeting in a week and a half. I know Korea is trying to shut down it’s international adoptions so waiting on this program is not an option. And they would escort us our little girl here to the U.S. I am really really excited about this and praying we can start this program. Please pray for us! In an 18 month time frame the reality is, her little heart could be beating. Please pray for her as well! Thanks friends!

Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
Ephesians 5:1-2

 

Verse of the day September 10, 2009

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Deuteronomy 7:9
Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commands.