Monday, October 29, 2012

Keeping busy and preparing!

In the last few weeks we have been busy!! Very busy! We took a family trip down to Floridnder the weekend and were amazed at how many families were staying at Art of Animation that had adopted kiddos! It was nice for my hubby to see how absolutely normal these families seem since the home study training can be a little scary if you aren't an avid blog reader actively researching all things China special needs on a daily basis like me! Haha!

After arriving back in NYC and having the night watch at the Coast Guard base for a few weeks now, I've completed all my training and the autobiography.  Hopefully I can get my hubby on it while we sit at home for the next few days waiting for Hurricane Sandy to pass by!

Now the questions begin... Should we complete a home study now and update it once we move? Should we choose a child on the shared list now or wait for a referral once we are LID?  It's hard to know what to do when you will be moving to an unknown state in May.  For now we'll just continue to pray and research until we know what God wants or until a child becomes available that we just know is supposed to be ours! It's all in God's timing, if there's anything I've learned in the last few years, it is that!

We do seem to have family consensus on a name, but we'll keep that to ourselves until we have a beautiful little face to accompany that announcement!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

A room for two

For years we've been talking about 'when your sister comes'... When Katelynn picked out her big girl bed at age 4 she insisted on bunk beds so that her sister would have a bed too. Three years later the bed for her sister is still empty... The timing hasn't been right for what feels like forever!

Thankfully that is finally going to change! I have the package from the adoption agency in hand, and I spent the weekend filling out the forms I can, just leaving out the address since I don't actually know where we are going to be living when I turn this in. I started on the autobiography section, which should take a few weeks to get just right. Now that Matt is in full agreement I just have to feel like progress is being made. Slow but steady progress until we get our orders in February and things will hopefully begin to speed up.

Here's hoping that this time next year we will at least have a glimpse of the precious face that will be waking up every morning in that room for two!