Thursday, July 21, 2011

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


It gets the best of me at times. It's so funny to hear people tell me how patient I am, when inside, most of the time, I am anxious about one thing or another. I am in need of skills... skills that will help me cope with all of this emotional mess that is brewing up inside of me. We are getting so close. It's almost the end of July already.

How do you cope with anxiety?

Monday, July 18, 2011

One at a Time

Today we had our first homestudy visit, and we both feel that it went well. It was mostly talking about ourselves and how we felt pertaining to certain topics. One of the topics we discussed was our desire to be a part of the special focus program, which allows you to adopt 2 unrelated children on the same trip or on seperate trips. Because of our family size and the ages of our children, our social worker feels that it would be best to bring in one child at a time. This doesn't mean that we can't adopt 2 children, because we still plan on adopting 2 children. But what it does mean is that this trip, we will only be picking up one child (unless we are referred twins, which is rare). After we come home with Wu, we will have a year, I believe, to reuse our paperwork to adopt another child.

I would like to state, for the record, that I feel we can handle bringing 2 children into our home at one time. But I do see where our social worker is coming from, and Joey and I have decided that we will follow her suggestion. She wasn't unreasonable at all, and we don't want to be either. We can always go back. The financing of it, I am not so sure about, but I am confident that God will lead us through it.

So Wu, we are getting closer to the time when we will learn who you are and the excitement is building. Momma and Baba can't wait to be on the plane BACK with you. Loving you always... Momma

Sunday, July 17, 2011

To be 30...

Growing up, I had always been mortified of turning 30. God, in His infinite wisdom, gave me a reason to look forward to turning 30. Turning 30 means that I have met the final requirement to adopt our precious baby/babies. And now we wait for 7 more weeks until my hubby is finally 30 as well.

Between the 2 cheesecakes, breakfast made by my sweet Emma with her father,surprise birthday party, the vacation Bible school singing "happy birthday" to me because my Silas kept reminding the MC that it was my birthday, my husband informing our waiter at the restaurant that it was the big 3-0 for me.... well, I think you get the picture. Lucy told me that she was going to make me a card and "fill it with love." Joseph was extra sweet to his momma and gave her plenty of hugs and kisses. Turning 30 was oh-so-sweet. I am BLESSED, and I am excited to have met this milestone so we can meet the next... Joey's big 3-0 and then our referrals! My heart is so full of love and excitement right now. God is AWESOME and He had blessed me with such an AWESOME family :)

Friday, July 8, 2011

We Can Go Anywhere!

Today we applied for our passports. All of the children came with us. Lucy asked us what it meant to have a passport, and Joey's response was, "We can go anywhere in the world!" And once they come in, we can pretty much go anywhere in the world. But there is only one place in the world that I want to be right now.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Change of Plans

You know what they say about the best layed plans, right? Well, it looks as if we are going to be steered off course a bit. Our homestudy is taking longer than we anticipated, because it hasn't even begun yet!!! We were thinking that the homestudy began as soon as we turned in our application, and turns out we were wrong. All of the references needed to return their forms first, and the meetings don't start immediately after that either. And we won't be one of the lucky ones who finish the homestudy in a couple of weeks. Looks as if it will be one meeting per week for 4-5 weeks beginning the week of July 18th.

Our goal of having LID in early September, is now looking impossible. Question is when will our LID be? And it looks as if we are subject to the new rules the CCCWA implemented this year (more references, more visits after adoption, more training hours). Not a biggy, but taking longer to reach our little ones plays a sad tune in my heart.