Monday, June 29, 2009

God Bless America

My how we take things for granted! Benji and I were blessed to have company this past weekend. A client of Benji's and his wife (whom we consider friends) came down to stay with us from Michigan. They are originally from Romania and have been Americans for many years now. We had a wonderful visit with them. During our visit, they told us stories from Romania before they came here to America. At the time they lived there, it was a Communist country. In talking with them and hearing their life story, I realized just how good we Americans have it. We are so blessed to have the freedoms that we have. As we are approaching Independence Day at the end of the week, I want to say how grateful that I personally am for our country and to all the the men and women in our armed forces who put their lives on the line everyday to protect our country and who fight for our freedom. God bless you all, you are in our hearts and in our prayers. And we thank you God for the child/children that we will hopefully be bringing to this country very soon!

Also, just a side note. I have been blessed to meet some families that have already adopted from Russia through our agency's online forum. I just want to take a minute tell Heather how special that she has become to me. She is such a great source of support for us and her information is always such great help and inspiration to us. Thank you Heather for everything! And thank you a million for the books. I recieved them today. I was so excited to start looking through them. You gave me such a boost when I have been a little frustrated lately. Your support and encouragement means so much to us. Thank you for everything!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

We are apostilled!

Yay! I was able to make a quick trip to Atlanta today to pick up the documents that we left and have them apostille a few more. So we are ready to send in our dossier! It has taken us what feels like eternity to get to this point but praise God we are moving forward. I feel a huge weight lifted off of me having all of this done and ready to be sent. Thank you Lord for getting us to this point and keeping me sane (most of the time anyways. HA!). We are looking forward to what is to come and praying the be "paper pregnant" or "expecting" real soon.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Almost apostilled

Benji and I drove to Atlanta on Friday to have everything apostilled. There were two papers that we not quite right. They gave us updated forms for both and we just have to get them notarized and we can overnight them and hopefully everything will be back to us in another week or so. Even though we were unable to get it all done Friday, we are still closer that we were a month ago.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

It's here, it's finally here!

Our homestudy has finally arrived! It came in the mail today. So after 5 months it is finally here! Can you detect my excitement? I have everything ready for our dossier (with the exception of our police clearances, which hopefully I can pick up today and it is the right thing). Everything has been faxed to Kristen and if she can look over and approve it today, we will be headed to Atlanta in the morning to get everything apostilled. Once it is apostilled, our dossier will be sent to the adoption agency then on to Russia for translation. This has been a really rough week, a curve ball was thrown to us (I wont go into great detail) but we asked God to send us a burning bush and he did. So to get this in the mail today, was just what I needed. Thank you God!!