I am the daughter of a king, wife of the most incredible man, mother of an amazing boy born from my belly and mother of two beautiful girls and one handsom boy born in my heart. I am an African loving, adoption advocating, orphan loving, holy spirit filled, Irish football crazed, Jesus loving girl on a mission to provide a family that is a living example of what God's love looks like. Undefined by size, color or nationality bringing glory to him one adoption at a time.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
WHOA! Nobody told me that when you go to a foreign country you have to have so many shots! Yikes! I'm smiling and laughing as I say this because Jason and I were taken back at the 8 vaccinations plus Boosters we will need. PLUS, we have to have follow up shots when we get back! I asked him where the shots had to be administered and he said everywhere. Everywhere? Oh, God will need to give be strength! Haha Hey if I can swing child birth, shots won't be a big deal right :) What an awesome week! We are moving forward! I applied for my passport on Monday, our attorney contacted us with lots of details and now we're waiting to send our application to Homeland Security and we'll be ready to go! We contacted our congressman and he's going to help keep the process moving through homeland security too! We have received a tentative date of mid december to mid January we will go! YEAH! A DATE! On another bittersweet note I have decided to complete my year at Stryker and then I will be staying home with the kids. KIDS! I love that word! I absolutely love my job but no matter what I have always promised to put my family first and we feel I should be at home. I have just really struggled with working and trying to be a good mom to Nolan. I want to give my children all the time that they need from me. I want to be available for Abigail 100% as she learns to adapt to her new life here and for Nolan adapting to a new sibling too! I am just so excited about this. I thought for a long time I'd never stay home because I worked so hard in school but like Jason told me, I'll just be using all my education at home. I just don't want to miss a thing! Sign my up for classroom volunteering I'm in! I'd like to do some part time accounting work to keep up with things but for now I will bask in the delight of being a mom. ahhhhh......It's so great! Our friend Josephine went to Uganda on Monday for a month. We would appreciate all prayers for her safe travels. The really great thing is she was able to take a little something from us for Abigail. I was so excited to shop for my daughter! I thumbed through each little dress trying to find the perfect one. And finally, there is was. The most perfect Pink and Brown dress with a cupcake on it. It was SO sweet and my heart dances when I think of her putting it on. We also sent a little stuffed animal which we hugged and kissed to pieces before sending. Nolan colored pictures and we sent pictures of our family for her. It was just awesome to know that she'll have something in her hands from us. Thanks for all of your continued prayers. I feel like we are getting so close. Only one application left in the US and our attorney as been so amazing at getting things done fast there. I can't wait to hold her. If she's not here by Christmas then we will be excited to pick her up in January. I'm just so excited we have an approximate date now, it makes it feel so real! God Bless you all and have a beautiful week!
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