Wednesday, January 21, 2009

One Little Brother and Sister Please!

Today is the day that this adoption is physically out of our hands and the real waiting begins. I took our completed dossier to the post office to mail to our agency this afternoon. As I walked in the door of the post office holding this very precious bundle I felt a little overwhelmed. This small stack of papers is all that stands between our family and two more precious children that we will love and care for and laugh and cry with. So much begins with this small stack of papers that we have so diligently prepared over the last three months.

Our little ones are out there, somewhere in Ethiopia. Only God knows who they are and under what circumstances they will come to live in our home. Only He knows the precious people that will say goodbye to our children so that we can say hello. It's a lot to take in.

For now our dossier is on it's way to Missouri where it will be bundled and sent to Washington D.C. to be authenticated and will be sent to Ethiopia. Then, we will officially be waiting for a referral.

I have said many times through this process thus far that "They don't even know about us in Ethiopia yet!" We are almost there. That is so exciting!

Please pray for us and these sweet little ones and their family. I stated before, that the dossier is out of our hands now, the truth is it has always been out of our hands. God has this one, and I pray, He will continue to grant His grace over this entire process.
Sweet Momma

Our Growing Girls

We have been very busy at our house over the last couple of weeks. Two of our girls had birthdays over the course of six days. So after the fun of a Veterinarian Party and the beauty of a Victorian Tea Party, they are one year older and I am trying to keep up.

How can this be that my little Sweet Pea is 8 and my wonderful M&M is 11? Time sure flies when you're having fun! I love being their Mom and am so thankful for the privilege of calling them my own. I look forward to all the growth and maturity that will surely follow this year. And I look back at all the wonderful memories with misty eyes. God has been so good to us.
Sweet Momma

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Fun at Gramma and Poppa's House

Right after Christmas we had the privilege of traveling to Eastern Washington to visit my parents. There is always lots of fun to be had there.
Sweet Momma