Friday, June 19, 2009


God's time is always perfect. We will wait with grateful hearts. Grateful that our children are safe and fed. Grateful that we are healthy and happy. Grateful that we are not facing tornadoes and floods. Grateful that we love each other and our marriage is strong.

We are praying for a few very specific things at this time. Already the Lord has provided 1/5 of our current financial needs. We are applying for a grant to help with the rest. Last weeks prayers were answered and this weeks requests are in His hands. Several children are coming home and we know ours will soon. In the mean time, Anna passed her swimming class with flying colors and Beth is loving summer and pretending to go the farm with her grandpa each day. The girls and I are going to visit my parents and brother's family for a few days. Great fun in the Flathead!

Happy Father's Day to my great Dad, to my wonderful father-in-law, and my amazing husband! You guys are the greatest gifts any mommy and little girls could have.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The Waiting Place

The Waiting Place...

...for people just waiting.
Waiting for a train to go
or a bus to come, or a plane to go
or the mail to come, or the rain to go
or the phone to ring
, or the snow to snow
or waiting around for a Yes or a No
or waiting for their hair to grow.
Everyone is just waiting.
Waiting for the fish to bite
or waiting for wind to fly a kite
or waiting around for Friday night
or waiting, perhaps, for their Uncle Jake
or a pot to boil, or a Better Break
or a sting of pearls, or a pair of pants
or a wig with curls, or Another Chance.
Everyone is just waiting.

We are waiting for June 26th when our USCIS birth parents interview will take place. After the interview, we will receive immigration approval and then a Visa appointment will be scheduled. Our children will have a medical exam and will attend their visa appointment. Then, once the visa is issued and printed, we will be notified that we can travel to get our kids.