Sunday, December 27, 2009

Boy It Has Been A Long Time In Coming...Merry Christmas!

I had hoped to wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas and an even Happier New Year...but we have spotty internet, so I don't always get to least not in the last few weeks! But enough with the whining already...

We have already started looking for a new place to live. We have begun filling out our adoption paperwork and also found that there really in not a requirement for how close a sex offender can live to you...which shocked us and our SW! But Tony and I don't feel safe with an offender so close (and the fact that it just isn't safe or healthy here), so we are opting to leave here and live elsewhere, where the girls will be safe, but even though we are moving because of that, I think I may be a 'helicopter' mom, at least for the first 20 years they are here!

Tony is still struggling with his job, I know, I least he has one, but with so much drama and stress, to what end? So any prayers will be extremely appreciated. He is really struggling with the hours and his RM's morals, or should I say 'lack of' morals. He also doesn't want to be a part time dad, even our boys had him more than the normal child and we don't want the girls to lack that part of him...he is too good a dad for that...

We also need to find a time to sit down and tell my parents about the girls. They know from the car magnets that we are advocating for Reece's Rainbow, but we haven't found the right time to tell them about our magnificent plans to adopt out of country! Please pray for that too!

So in looking back over the last 6 months, Andrea was right, take your time and work at it, it may not happen as quick as 'we' wanted...God knows best, and His time is really what matters!

We have already grown to love these girls and just can't wait to bring them home. So our true prayer and hope is that we can go and bring them home before next Christmas to enjoy a real home with real parents and lots of love!

We are praying to be able to secure our commitment fee before their next birthday, February 27, 2010. I can't think of a better birthday present for them!!! Please pray with us for this gift!

Hope everyone of you has a God Blessed New Year!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Happy Belated Thanksgiving...

We had a great Thanksgiving, our first back in New England. It was great visiting with friends and family.

We are thankful for everything that God has given to us this year and we are looking forward to what He has in store for us in 2010. We hope that we will be bigger by two at this time next year...

We are starting our paper work for our home study and getting prepared for the following year! :)

We pray everyone else had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends, and that God blesses you richly in the coming year!