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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Flanagan's Fund Day!

Monday night Flanagan's Ale House hosted a fund day event for us! It was a lot of fun and we really appreciate everyone who came out to support us. We raised $1000!
Thanks for everyone's support!

Monday, September 13, 2010

USCIS Fingersprinting completed today!
What a blessing. I really needed some encouragement on the adoption front. I was starting to feel this was an impossible task and something that I could not handle. But my God can move mountains and today He moved a large one. I cried out to Him all weekend and on the first business day after He moved a mountain for us. Now we just wait. 5 small documents from a complete Dossier and about 6 weeks to get in mailed. Everything is possible.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Artem' s Birthday!

Tomorrow is Artem's Birthday! He will be 2 years old.
And we are finding out the Eastern Europe may be closing to new adoptions. So please be in prayer for Artem tomorrow, that he will have a happy birthday. Also please pray that our I600a will hurry so we can quickly get our Dossier submitted before November.
All in His time.
Happy Birthday Artem!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

HomeStudy Complete, and what I would do to get it...

I recieved a phone call Tuesday morning from our wonderful social worker Sarah, informing us that she had completed our homestudy and that it had been reviewed, signed, and notarized for us and that I could come and pick it up! Amazing! That is what I have been waiting for!
She informed me that she had to leave in about 30 mins for an out of town appt., but she could wait until I got there, if I could make it fast.
I had called in sick on Tuesday because Monday I had been spiking a temp all day and was feeling like I had the flu (achy, cold chills, wearing lots of layers of clothing, etc.) So when I recieved this call, I had yet to attempt to move my body, and was hoping I wouldn't have to try. But alas, our homestudy was complete, so my body was forgotten momentarily.
My car had also started having some issues over the weekend and was still being worked on, so I had no vehicle, but that detail was also forgotten as I jumped out of bed and quickly found a t-shirt and some jeans. I just deodarized and brushed my teeth, and put my hair in a pony-tail. Done, ready, stink-my car was missing.
So I started calling people, first my husband, twice. No answer. Then my dad, at home, and on his cell. No answer. Dude. Then my mom. Score, she answered, but how could she help me, she was watching a room full of 2 year olds at work.
She told me to call a friend and if that didn't work, to call her back and she would find someone to stay in her room while she brought me her car. Well, that didn't work. At this point, out of desperation, I just took off on foot. Me, my flipflops, my big bag, and a ragging fever. I was going to run to church, just over a mile, right? Get her car and make it to Hurstbourne Ln. Ha. Its been awhile since I have run. But luckly before I made it out of my neighborhood, here comes my mother to pick me up. A miracle, or God's sense of humor, he wanted to see me run.
So the homestudy and our I600A application safely made it to the UPS store and were overnighted to Texas.
In conclusion, there may be nothing at this point I may not do, don't test me.