Monday, January 23, 2012

6 months Celebration

On January 22, 2012 we celebrated 6 months of waiting for a referral.  This was also my grandfathers 85th birthday! :)
We had church that morning and then afterwards Joseph and I toasted with mimosas. (warm day out)

 Later that day I had time to sew the 6th link in our "Wait Chain."
 
 Time is going by pretty quickly, which I am grateful for. Hopefully this month I will be motivated to clean out that guestroom!

Love to all,
Emily

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Grant Approval

Wow, just as I was filling out my paperwork, I remembered I saw the mail man walk up. So I went to check it and saw a letter from a grant organization we applied for a few months back!
By the grace of God we were approved for an unimaginable amount! I cannot be more grateful right now! Thank you show HOPE for your help!!
Praise Jesus!!!

A Little More Paperwork

Thinking I was done with all that crazy paper work just to receive a reminder that my finger prints expire in March. Meaning, I have to fill out another tiny packet of request for renewal.  When I first saw that there was a renewal guideline packet, I freaked, "Not more paper work!"  But once I got into it I knocked it out in about 20 mins. Now all I need are the hubs signatures then we can mail it off. Just a little reminder of what its taking to get our little man home! SOOO worth it! I can not wait, and of coarse I will do anything to get him home! :)

Thursday, January 12, 2012

5 months celebration

**This is way over due**

As of December 22nd 2011 we have waited 5 months for a referral.  
We took a mini vacation to Boston a few days before Christmas. Love that city!  Since we were there on the 22nd we decided to Celebrate by buying Julani some Celtics gear. We had already purchased ourselves plenty of Celtics gear and were lucky enough to attend a pre season game at the TD Garden! *Huge Celtics fans!!!

CoCo is modeling Julani's new Celtics hat.
I didn't get around to sewing the wait chain link until after the Holidays but here it is. #5, the pattern starts to repeat.  I re worded the "count up," still a little awkward but I think better. :)

**wish I had better handwriting :(**


I am loving that the chain is growing but I hope it doesn't get too big, I am ready to have my son!
The current wait time for a referral is 10-16months, that mean we could be half way through.  Not getting our hopes up and completely leaving it in God's hands. :)


One of my goals for 2012 is to see my boys face. I pray that happens.
And to start putting his room together, I have a lot of stuff that I have purchased but it's just piled and randomly placed in the "Guestroom," that I am ready to turn into the "babies room."

Continually praying for patience and Faith!

I will post a little peak into our Boston trip and Holidays in the next few days!

Love & Blessings to All,
-Emily

Monday, January 2, 2012

MIA from the Holidays!

Wow, sorry it's a been a while and I totally didn't post our 5 month DTE! I am not doing that quit yet because I haven't taken any pictures, but that will be coming soon.
Just wanted to post a little bit so you didn't think I abandoned this blog!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
Welcome 2012!


Much Love,

Emily