Aug. 4 I was feeling a little bogged down, and little did I know but God was going to show up in a really BIG way. We were invited to attend a beach vacation with Joey's parents (we're here now, and this is why it has taken so long to post) who graciously rented a condo for all of us to stay in. I was testing Emma and Silas so we could begin our school year 2 weeks early. I wanted to get ahead with school so while Joey and I are in China, they can have those 2 weeks off. I don't think they will be able to concentrate much on school work while we are gone anyhow. Not only did we have testing, but it was Joey's Mom's birthday, we still needed to pack, our dog needed to be dropped off at my parent's house (who live an hour and a half away), and the house needed cleaning. As I said earlier... just bogged down.
So we are halfway done with the testing, and I see the Fed Ex truck parked in our front yard. When I get to the door, there is an envelope with our FBI clearances in it! Oh happy day!! I had tracking on that envelope, but evidentally it didn't work.
We resume testing, and Miss Emma is on the last part of her test when the phone rings. Now we don't get many phone calls and usually I don't answer the phone during school time, but it was a number I didn't recognize. So I pick up the phone, and it was our agency. Specifically the child placing department of our agency. I assume this was just a call to go over our checklist before they match us with a child next month, when we were expecting a child match. I was wrong. Here I am on vacation, thinking about what to write in our letter of intent.
To be continued early to mid September, after Baba reaches his big 3-0...
~A very very HAPPY Momma of 5 :)