Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Home Stretch!

Okay, so I admit, I am terrible at this blogging thing! It has been forever since my last post. But pretty much it has just been a lot of waiting. I can finally say we are in the home stretch! We are now waiting for travel approval (well, the wait will officially begin once our paperwork is dropped off at the CCCWA in a couple of days). I really cannot believe we are at this point. The last year and a half have been incredibly emotional, but I would not trade ANY of it. God has revealed Himself in so many ways and His presence in my life has never been felt more! I am grateful that He has called us to this journey.
In the beginning, I had major anxiety about traveling that far since I am pretty much a home-body, but God has made me soooooo ready that I don't care how I get there, I just want to get our little girl!!!
What is really exciting is that my mom and the kids will be traveling with us! This was a last minute decision that the Lord made the way for. We are estimated to travel early March, but we are praying for late February. We are all so excited. I don't know if my mom is more excited about going or not having to keep my kids for two weeks;) We are thrilled to death that she wants to come along:) If it wasn't for her we would not even attempt to take the kiddos. What a blessing it will be for Sarah Grace and Jacob to get to experience the culture their sister came from and see what life is like on the other side of the world. All of our lives will be forever changed, and for this, I am grateful.
I have made so many special friends through this process and got to experience the tears and the smiles with them. It has been so much fun to watch some of them bring their daughters home! We will have a really big play group very soon when we all have our babies home with us.

The above picture is Hannah at 15 months. She is now almost 18 months and we are waiting on an update from her orphange. I will keep y'all posted;)!