It's a bedtime tradition that began with Little Nutbrown Hare, and each night we try to outdo the last...I love you to the moon and back...to the beach and back...to the mountians...and one of my favorites, "to Jesus and the angels" and back...We never imagined we would be saying, I love you to Africa and back...it seems like the furthest imaginable place, but yet in God's perfect timing, we plan to go.... to Africa and back!!! And when we get back, we will have another little cheek to kiss goodnight...please keep us in your prayers and enjoy this journey with us!
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
We had an unexpected document in our mailbox last Friday! We had completed our biometrics appointment on Monday and never expected to receive our much anticipated i600a only 4 days later! We had hoped to receive it in 4 weeks...Needless to say we immediately got it notarized and in the mail first thing Monday morning! Our Dossier is now officially COMPLETE!!! I spoke with our caseworker on Friday about what to expect now. The wait right now for a referral for our age category, is about 12 months. We are in the 0-3 age category but we have told them we prefer 18 mo- 3 yrs. Since most people in this category are waiting for infants, we're hoping our wait won't be quite as long. We have chosen the "older" age range mainly because these are the kids more likely to grow up in the orphanage without families. To me a toddler is still a baby and it's such a fun age! Now we work on filling the time while we wait...somehow staying busy comes pretty naturally for us so we hope to pass this time quickly, but not so quickly that we don't take time to enjoy all that we are experiencing... Emmaline is at such a fun age! The conversations we have, just make me laugh! This past weekend we decided to have a campout in our yard, complete with a tent and a campfire & s'mores. She had so much fun it completely made missing a night in my bed to sleep outside worth it! She has also "become a ballerina"... Monday was her first ballet class & she approached it with such concentration, yet with a little grin the whole time! So sweet...this is how I love "passing the time"...