Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Random Thoughts

So I'm in my office at this very moment, and this whole adoption process is taking up space in my mind (as it does often). To my surprise, I believe I am being very patient through this whole process, because it truly is a long one. I got an email today from a fellow staff member of the diabetic camp I work at, and she has an adopted daughter from Peru (she's beautiful). Looking at the pictures of this little girl from Peru just got me thinking and really has my emotions stirred up today. Even as I type this I can't explain it, I feel tears filling up my eyes!!! I heard a quote from a movie called Facing the Giants that really describes how I feel best: "How can you miss someone so much that you've never even met?" This sums up how I really feel...I long for the day to be here where I finally get to meet this child, but until then, I will be patient...because that's all I can do. I'm learning so much about patience and trusting God, because often times that's all there is left to do.

Just thought I'd babble how I was feeling on here, since Jamee usually does the "blogging" thing :D For the wife is amazing also :D

Formal Application going in mail today!

Our formal application is going in the mail today as well as the bulk of our required paperwork to start the homestudy process! The only things left to send are our official birth & marriage certificates, my medical form, and our autobiographies! We are moving right along! So exciting!

Friday, August 8, 2008

The joys of the paper chase!

John and I have found ourselves waist-deep in paper work but its so nice to say that there is progress! We should have our formal application and all our "support documents" in the mail to our agency by the end of next week! Yay! Next up with be the homestudy!

Friday, August 1, 2008


I know Jamee posted something already, but just wanted to add how freaking excited I am about our news today! Our first application was approved, and we now have 30 days to complete the next one in line! This means we're basically in the "system" at Christian Adoption Services! One step closer to being a Dad...scary, humbling, but the most exciting thing I look forward to ever! I know the road is still very long, but this is one "mile marker" we can put behind us...

If you're reading this please keep us in prayer...I finish my job at my current church (Calvary) this Sunday and begin working at another church here in Shelby Aug. 10th (next Sunday). So we have a lot of changes occuring around us while at the same time, trying to stay organized and focused on adoption stuff. Pray for us...we appreciate it

until next time


Our preliminary application was approved!!!

We got our letter and formal application today! We are so excited! The application is huge and definitely leaves no stone unturned! We are very excited to move onto the next step! We will keep our blog updated as we move through our application!