August 29, 2010

Blog Design

Is anyone else out there totally out in the woods when it comes to designing a blog? Well I sure am. My other two blogs were as boring as this one. Our son that is waiting in China deserves the perfect blog so I am trying to win a blog design makeover...go check out a Bushel and a Peck...

August 18, 2010

Back on the slow boat

Well if it isn't one thing it's another. It looks like it will take up to six more weeks to get our last background check. Frustrating to say the least, we just pray they get it sooner than later and we can move on to the fingerprinting part of this adoption. Say a prayer for open doors and smooth sailing.

August 7, 2010

Getting closer..

Our precious SW emailed today saying he basically had our homestudy done, he just needs to check with the office to see if our background checks are all in. Wouldn't that be great if it were finally sent to our agency this next week! I am not holding my breath, but I can pray it will happen anyway:)

Two important things this week...waiting for homestudy and birth of the first grandbaby! Of course you cant compare, but they both have to deal with a new life:)

August 4, 2010

Yellow Ladybug

Yesterday my six year old daughter Miriam found a yellow lady bug. I thought how strange that was because I personally have never seen a yellow one. I told her that it is lucky sign to see a lady bug. We researched online to see whether this was indeed a Chinese belief or just something made up. We never could find any facts that it is a Chinese belief, but we did find that in the adoption world, it is considered a lucky sign to find or have a lady bug show up:)

Today I finished a book by Mary Beth Chapman, wife of Christian singer Steven Curtis Chapman. In her book she reveals in a very transparent way, who she is and the struggle that she and her family have gone through since tragically losing her adopted Chinese daughter Maria two years ago. It is a testimony of how God has always been there with them and how he always will be, how in even the darkest times when you think you are alone, you are not. It is also a testimony to their faith and hope in their future. That God has prepared a perfect place for us when we pass from this earth.

Although I do not believe in "lucky" signs, I do believe that God reveals himself to us through many ways. So today as I sit here outside watching my kids play and it came to me that God revealed himself through this very different, yet beautiful yellow ladybug. To remind me that while I so (not) patiently wait for our adoption to move forward....our son who happens to have albinism and have beautiful yellow hair, is being watched over by our creator and heavenly Father and that I have hope for the future, and that Ty is in it:) Thank you Father!!

August 2, 2010

Snails Pace?

OK so today I feel like we are moving at a snails pace to China. But, any movement is good right?
I came home from VBS at our church to find our marriage certificate that was sent to the NYC chinese consulate was sent back. They are no longer accepting mail in documents, you MUST use a courier. So $130 later, plus $36 for postage, it is off to the courier in NYC. Please Lord, let them get it and back without a glitch.
Needless to say, I also sent my birth certificate to the Chicago consulate via courier today to avoid another delay. Only $110 plus $36 postage:) Only! Ha
I am waiting on Bryans birth certificate to come back from LA...hopefully they take mail word yet, it was delivered to them on the 27th of July.
Pray our homestudy comes in next week so I can expedite it out and get immigrations moving on fingerprints. If I can get it back by the end of AUG and get a fingerprint appt on the books we might actually be able to travel by April or May.
Again, please pray that things move quickly with the homestudy and immigrations. I know China will expedite things due to our sons age but the US doesn't seem to do that so far.

We are coming son, I promise!!!!!!!!!!!!