Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Thanks so much!

Ok... so if you've not figured it out... I had to pull away from the blogs for a while.. There are times that it all just becomes to much for me to handle...
Yes, we know that we are on the path God designed for us, Yes, we know that in this WAIT of YEARS, God is preparing our children for us, and most likely us for our children... and yes, I know that God does have a plan and desire to see this thing he spoke to the core of our hearts to do come to pass.... Yes, I know... and yes, I can not imagine walking this road without all those reassurances, but even in all of this and the KNOWING and SEEING God firsthand.... there are times when it's so frustrating and discouraging...
Just look at the timeline on the right side to see the long road we've been on....

Anyway, so I've taken a few weeks off from looking at the blogs and only visiting families who were traveling... and I guess as a result of that, I've also neglected my blog... I had lots of plans of posting pictures of various things, but have never taken the time to do it... humm......

so, I logged onto my blog this morning to mainly just listen to the music.. and the tears started to roll.. and then I looked at and reread the 15 comments that some of you left for us a couple of posts ago... and to say that I was encouraged would be putting it lightly! Thank you so much for reading my blog and caring about our family. Thanks for encouraging me this morning!
BTW: fundraisers are in the works... :-)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Happy Birthday Phil!

I love you babe so much! Thanks so much for just being you... I am honored to be your wife. Thanks for putting up with me.... and loving us! ;-)
I can't wait to celebrate 50+ more birthdays with you!!!

I just have to share this picture of my sexy husband with you... I was taking pictures of Bailey's ballgame... and before I knew it my camera was zooming in on this SEXY coach!! This is the man I fell in love with....

Happy Birthday to my Phillip!

I love you babe and hope you had the best birthday ever!!!!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Dossier is back at the consulate!

OK... so where to really start.. humm...

Good news is that all the redos and updates were completed, overnighted to the agency, re translated and the new and hopefully "perfect" dossier was hand delivered back to the official at the consulate on Friday.

I have to say that this is awesome news... it really is.. but, in the midst of this awesome news... I can't help tcompare our wait and time at the consulate to others... I mean honestly.. who can't?! LOTS of families dossiers have been submitted to the consulate, approved, and sent on to Kaz. all since we've been waiting.... is this frustrating? YES!!! Sometimes to the point to exhaustion, and honestly I have to make myself not compare time lines... am I the only one out there who struggles with this?

ok... having shared all of that.. I have to also share that we've seen God move and touch lives in about 2 or 3 situations all totally linked to our dossier still being at the consulate... and the steps involved in the past few weeks... so, we KNOW that it is still part of God's plan.. We know that God's timing is indeed perfect and that our child(ren) will come home in that perfect plan/time.

Does that make this easy? NO! Does that make it feel fair? NO... does it sometimes make me want to SCREAM... YES!!! Regardless of all the delays, set backs and redos we've endured... we KNOW that God has a plan.. and we cling to that promise!

We are hoping and praying that we will hear that our dossier has been approved and is on it's way to Kaz. (or already there) soon!

I have LOTS of pics to share of happenings with the girls... I will try to get some of those posted soon...
Have a great week..
And whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name, welcomes me!” Matt 18:5

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God bless!

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