I cannot believe it has already been four weeks since our referral. Time seems to be flying. So much to do.
What have we been up to? We went on vacation and survived a huge heat wave. We have put up our first set of bunk beds in Pumpkin's room and purchased a second set for Sweet Pea's room. We have shared our wonderful news with everyone we meet. We checked out all the books on Ethiopia from the library, again. We have purchased a Tigrinya language program, which is what our children currently speak. We have created a book about our family, including pictures to send to our little ones. My mom has begun work on matching quilts for the boys bunk beds and I am working on new quilts for the girls.
In addition to all of that, I wrote a letter to our kiddos, their orphanage director, and a family member to our kids. These letters were hard for me. Stand-Up Dad told me I was over thinking it a bit. I'm not so sure. The letter to the family member was the most difficult. How do I let her know how grateful I am to her for caring for these little ones? How do I honor her while asking questions about their early years? How can I let her know how much we will love these precious ones that she also loves? It's a lot to think about. It is my only chance to get information that I will have to share with our little ones as they grow older. What questions do I ask?
As I completed the letters I prayed that God would allow us to receive the information He wants us to have. Please continue to pray for our two little ones. Pray for their family members as they go through the transition of these two being adopted and pray for our current family as we prepare to embrace these two new members of our family.
Adoption is such a wonderful and very complex way to grow a family. I can't wait to meet these two little ones. We do not know of our court date yet. We may not find out when it is until the courts reopen in October. So I suppose we need prayer for patience as well.
Have a blessed day!