I just found out that we are not in IBESR. Evidently there still needed to be more lab work done! UGGGGGG a whole month gone, just like that! I worked my rear end off getting our end of the papers complete. I am so disappointed and sad at the same time! I guess now all there is to do is continue to Pray that God will really move our papers along!
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
I am perhaps the worst at waiting!!! I hate it! I long for news! I want to hear that our papers have progressed to another stage! Please Lord help me to be a better waiter during this adoption!!!
Saturday, February 23, 2008
To those who have donated, Thank You! We feel very blessed that so many have responded to our need. We thank you and pray that in turn, you will be blessed abundantly.
Sunday, February 17, 2008
This weekend has been CRAZY, yet a blessing. We started out on Friday having a parent's night out fundraiser. This was so much fun!!! We raised $70 with this event. All of the children who came, were all so well behaved, and a lot of fun to watch. We had a really great bunch here! We were so blessed as a couple of people paid more than the suggested donation of $5, and some dear friends gave us a huge bag of aluminum cans! Thanks a bunch Randy and Kathy!!! I think we will do this again, maybe over spring break for a parents "Spring Break". Thank you Lord for all your blessings!
Saturday afternoon, we had the local WYLD life leaders over, we are wanting to get involved with this ministry, if it's opening up our home, or hanging out with middle schoolers, or just praying for them, we want to be there for this ministry. We had a nice time with the leaders, and hope to have them over agian real soon.
Brittany, our oldest had some friends over on Saturday night. She had missed out on a party a few weeks ago, so I told her that if all the kids brought a snack and or drink to share, that she could have some friends over. It worked out well, she got to have friends over, about 12, and we didn't have to pay to feed them!!!!! I will say though it was a bit loud. The girls had a screaming contest (I could have done without this one) and the boys wrestled on our floor!!! (I could have really done without this too!) We watched game plan, and just hung out with her friends. We always want her and her friends to know that they have a place to go! Hopefully this will cut down on the sneaking around and trouble they get into! God blessed us with this house, and we want to be a blessing to others, even if it is junior high kids!
We had Tim's brother and his family over on Sunday after church, which was a nice visit. It had been since Christmas that we saw them. Now, it's time for me to get 4 girls ready for Monday and all it's madness!!!
Please continue to pray for our adoption, we are still waiting for an IBESR number. I just this weekend have felt overwhelming peace on when Isiaiah will be home! I know this is God's plan, and I know he will see it through until his beautiful feet hit american soil!!! Praise God for all his hard work on this adoption!
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
I know that this is going to be old news for some, but for others, not so old. I just read an article about Haitians having to eat mud to survive. You can access the article here - http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/01/30/world/main3768430.shtml
I am so saddened that this is happening. Please Pray with me that somehow, someway, the country could come out of the Poverty that they are in. I pray tonight, that not one Haitian would have to resort to eating these cookies, that they could somehow have their bellies filled another way, with something more nutritious.
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Not much going on here!
Last night, a couple of wonderful, awesome friends came over to help me relax Audrey's hair. I love it, it turned out really nice. She now is very flaunty with it. It has been funny to watch her swoop her hair behing her shoulders, to flip her head forward and then back to fluff her hair, and to ask for it to be combed and conditioned! I love this girl!
I have been getting ready for the children's sale which is at the armory in March, hoping to make a few extra dollars for the adoption, along with a HUGE yard sale a friend and I are going to have at the end of March. Lots of prep involved with this! I have everything from furniture, to appliances, to clothes of all seasons for this. I am very excited.
This comming weekend, I am babysitting for Parents night out, in hopes of earning a few extra dollars for the adoption, I am excited about this! My husband and I are a team in this, so it should be very fun!
I have started to think about the day I decide to decorate Isaiah's room, (as soon as everything else is paid for) and I am so excited with ideas, I am itching to get started!
Other than that, all the girls are doing great, Brittany continues to do well in Band, and homework is starting to become more easy for her. She is loving her 6th grade year! Kaylee continues to make straight A's in school, Audrey and her Hair, I will post a pic soon, and Emily, Gotta love this girl! She is talking a tons more, and each day is a pleasure to be with.