We've had a busy few weeks. Our house has been on the market (again) and we have been praying faithfully for God's perfect timing and wisdom. Fortunately, we accepted an offer on our home and are schedule to move the first few weeks of June. This has been a long time coming -- many have supported us (my neurotic cleaning and pacing) and prayed with us for this to happen. The story is funny, really. It was a week ago, on a Saturday morning, when we had a busy day planned. We had a birthday party to go to, Luke had his last soccer game of the season, we were trying to get everyone ready to be gone for most of the day... Now, Saturday mornings with 4 kids, are crazy enough, but add all of the stuff we had to get together and the fact that the house had to be left spotless - "just in case" - it was nutty! I'm in the bathroom of all places and the doorbell rings. I just knew in my gut that it was an unexpected showing. So, my sweet husband invited them in, explained the situation and we all went about our own business. Us getting laundry put away, kids dressed and loaded and them looking through the house and whispering so we couldn't hear their converstaion. God's sense of humor is great, because that is the couple that is buying our home. Funny huh? I still say it was Craig that sold the house - he has a way with people and he told them all about our home, from his heart. Now, we ask that you continue to pray for God's guidance as we decide what home to purchase. We have a beautiful home that is a possibility, but again, we are just praying for God to show us where to go. It will be wonderful to be moved and settled in a new home before summer and before traveling to Ethiopia. There will be many things I will miss about our sweet home - and the memories here are irreplaceable. After all, this is the home that 3 of my 4 babies were brought home to, the backyard where they all learned to ride their bikes, the itty bitty kitchen where we made some great Thanksgiving meals and the living room where we loved on each other daily - but.... it is time to move forward knowing there are many more sweet memories to make in a new (bigger) home with more children.
In other exciting news .... we are NEXT on the list for a young sibling group. I guess we could get a referral today or in 6 months .... I am sensing a theme of God's timing in my life! Until HIS time to show us our kids, I dream about their faces and think about what it will be like to hold them and hear all the kids playing together.
Also, wanted to let everyone know about CUTE CUTE CUTE new shirts. Thanks to 147 million orphans we have new spring shirts to offer. I have changed the pics on my blog to show these cute new colors and styles. Don't forget - I still have Uganda beads!! They are so pretty and you'll love how they go with anything.
Maybe my next post will have a picture of our new home ... wouldn't that be fun? Or maybe even news of a referral .... only God knows!!!
Monday, April 26, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Through a series of unfortunate events (mail being stolen in our neighborhood) I have had the privilege of email correspondence with the local hom*ela*nd security office handling our I-600a application (fingerprints). They have been helpful, courteous and timely!!! So timely in fact, that I just got an email that informed us that our fingerprint application has been APPROVED!!! Our formal document (I-171H) is on its way in the mail -- our case has been processed and we can officially wait for our referral. I have chills and tears and am filled with joy!!!