I'm happy to report that I finally feel like we are making a little progress in this adoption process. My heart is so anxious and every time there is a delay of some sort, I begin to feel frustrated. The adoption process, in and of itself, is tedious, but I think this time around, knowing Addy-Kate is just sitting in an orphanage waiting on US, makes this process much more difficult for me.
I'm just so anxious to get to her!
I find myself daily, even hourly, on my knees before the Lord, begging for patience, wisdom, and PEACE as we walk this journey.
The Lord is gracious as He lovingly reminds me (over and over again) that He is in control.
"PEACE I leave with you, my PEACE I give unto you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid!
He is in control of the process!
He is in control of the timing!
He is in control of our paper work!
He is holding Addy-Kate in the palm of His hand!
I have no reason to fear!
Thank you, Jesus!
As we continue on this journey to our sweet Addy-Kate, we have had plenty to do to keep us busy.
Every day there seems to be a new paper that needs to be ordered, signed, and notarized!
Every week is filled with yet more appointments that need to be scheduled and attended!
And just yesterday, we finished our twelve hours of training needed for our adoption too!
Breathing a sigh of relief that that's DONE--whew!!!
Thankfully though, each month that passes means we are that much closer to meeting our baby girl--YAY!!
All the kids (and Shane and I) had to have well-checks AND blood work done-UGH for our homestudy update!
Last week, we met with our wonderful social worker, Miss Kim!
Kim was our social worker when we adopted Sophie,
so we feel beyond blessed to be working with her again!
But the BEST thing we got to do so far, in this entire process, is order our very first care package for our baby girl!
We ordered it via Ladybugs n Love!
I sure do hope Addy-Kate likes her soft new blankie, and I hope the nannies enjoy the candy and nuts:)
Just today, I received a sweet email from Ladybugs n Love letting us know that our care package was on it's way!!! It should arrive at Addy-Kate's orphanage on Saturday or Sunday--YAY!!!!!
I'm hoping and praying that we will have some updated pictures of our precious girl soon!
I'm just dying to see that sweet face again!!!!!
You can be sure I'll
show her off post them when I get them;)