Friday, April 27, 2012

Something to Contemplate

We had one more little victory this week...our regional MOWA letter was obtained!  Yea!!  It was the most amazing little miracle: I posted on Facebook asking for all our friends to pray for this regional letter for all four families who were missing it on Saturday and Sunday last weekend.  We had a huge response of people who were praying, and Tuesday, we ALL FOUR received our letters!

The letters are currently on the federal MOWA desk, so we are praying for them to quickly write our approval so the paperwork can begin for submission to Embassy.'s just such a long process {I say as if you haven't been following our journey for close to two years now!}.

Last weekend, I had a great time at home getting things ready for when Bek gets to come home!  I organized the boys' closet, pulling out all Camden's old 18 month clothes for Bek.  It was so fun to hold all those things and remember Mr. Personality being so teeny and then to envision all the fun things we will do in the future when they are worn by Little Man. 

I also put together his little toddler bed {thank you, MJ, for letting us borrow it!}, which works perfect for the soccer quilt I made him.  Love it!

I pulled out some things to pack for him, too, but there is NO WAY I'm posting a picture of that mess!  We have this little corner of our room that has our suitcases and a pile of things as I remember that we will need to take them with us.  It is perpetually growing and is a disaster that I'm choosing to ignore! ;)

In the meantime, while we are waiting, we are reading more and contemplating how to best transition Bek into our home.  We want him to have the very best start at life in our crazy family and are trying to figure out how to best do this.  This transition will look VERY different from bringing Camden and Melia home from the hospital.  Please watch for more information on what this will look like and the support we will need from our friends and family. 

In the meantime, I would like to introduce you to our friend, Amber Harder's blog.  We met Amber and her husband in Ethiopia on our first/their second trip.  Their daughter was one of Bek's crib buddies at the House of Hope.  Amber wrote a very good, concise blog post that sums up how they are transitioning their sweet baby girl into their home.  It is likely that we will use some of these concepts for our transition process.  However, due to his age and the make-up of our family, some of it will look different for us.  Reading this will give you a good idea of some of the things that we are currently considering.  To read, click here:

Thank you for continuing to pray for our adoption.  This part is hard, SO hard.  Waiting day after day with the hope that our paperwork will be in place "tomorrow" is daunting.  Your prayers in petition of God's grace are providing us with our daily sustenance.

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