Friday, April 9, 2010

One more step completed!!!!!

Praising God!!!!!!! The minister has signed our dossier!!!! Woo-Hoo!!!!!!

What does this mean? It means that we are officially awaiting a court date!! We should receive a date within the next 2 weeks.

Specific Prayer Requests [not only for me, but for my friend Renae as well!]:

1. That we receive our court date quickly!
2. That our court date is very soon!
3. That we are assigned an adoption friendly judge, and that all our
paperwork meets with his/her approval!

I have been really struggling with waiting. I just want my girls home. A reality check has happened. I won't be traveling in April. So, being the "optimist" I am, I am praying to be there by Mother's Day which is May 9th!

My worry is that we won't travel until the end of May. The last day of school here is May 21st. I really wanted to be home for a week or two at least before school was out, just to give the girls a little more of a less chaotic settling period.

PLUS it makes Johns job so much easier to have the oldest 6 in school! And the later we get in May and into summer the busier John gets! His days go from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm [or 8:00 pm] to 7:00 am to 10:00 pm.

AND baseball starts up in late May with games starting in June. I have 3 kids playing, and 3 different teams due to age... and with John so busy in the summer the running back and forth falls to me.... so the later in May the harder things get!

I know God is in control, I just don't want to lose my self-control! I really, really want them home soon, and I really, really want them home by early May!

IF God does not step in and move things along under His power, we will not have the girls home with us until late May, or even LATER!

I love the last few days of school, and the day school is out. I fight all year to get to this point! :) I don't want to miss it. It just makes me crazy to think that it will take until the end of May.

Bless Toni [our Bulgarian adoption coordinator], and pray for her. She is so awesome and is doing all she can as fast as she can do it! BUT no one else in the process seems to want to MOVE... just piddle here and there.... AARRGGHH!

I think I like Russia's system of bribery better... I think I could totally sell all I own just to pay someone off to get my girls home yesterday.

Stick with me peoples! Our girls will be home yet! Just a little longer... Just half of forever.... :(



  1. Praying for this to happen. I know how that feels. I also totally understand your Russian comments :)

  2. As I was reading your blog I just happened to be listening to....

    Chris Tomlin
    "Our God is greater, our God is stronger
    God You are higher than any other
    Our God is Healer, awesome and power"

    Praying this will happen for you and soon, that you will be home with your girls beginning of May!

  3. Kelly, as a mommy I understand how much waiting stinks and it seems like part of the mommy job description is... Waiting! We wait 9 months to have a baby, we wait to catch them when they fall we wait to pick them up from school, oh how we wait on things!

    When we were going through everything with Evie waiting to learn if the lump in her leg was cancer made me want to tear out my hair an everyone else for that matter. But once we got to end of the journey and the wait was over, just like those labor pains the pain of waiting was gone and a very faint memory.

    I will be praying for you, the girls the whole family and all involved in bringing the girls home! You are a blessing and an inspiration to me, much love my friend!

    Love is never tired of waiting."1 Corinthians 13:4

    Julie =)

  4. I am SO happy to hear that you FINALLY got the signatures you needed and that your case is finally on its way to court! I will be praying without ceasing that you get a court date quickly (and that the date is SOON and the judge is adoption friendly) and that you are able to get your girls home by early May! With God, all things are possible!

  5. I think about you often! I am so happy to see that there has been some progress!! I can't wait to see those two beautiful girls in your arms again :). xoxo

  6. Oh Sweetie! I know how much it brings us moms joy to be in control :P
    Buuuut~"Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord!" Ps. 27:14
    He knows what's best for you all & when the perfect time is for your daughters to come home. Who knows? Maybe in the mist of all the spring chaos God will bring you a calm with your little ladies coming that you just wouldn't expect :) Praying for His Spirt of patience to comfort your tired of waiting heart~hugs~ :D

  7. Annnd..I'm a'prayin for all the needs above :)

  8. AAAAAHH! I am sooo excited you FINALLY got your good news!!! Can't wait to hear when your court date is ;)

  9. Glad to read some good news on the paperwork. Praying it keeps coming!

  10. I waited two years to travel to pick up Sneha after I met her and waiting is terrible. I will pray that you get your girls soon.

  11. So glad to hear that you will soon have a court date! Congratulations for forward progress!!

  12. yipeeeeeee....that is FABULOUS news, my friend. Just wonderful! I am totally rejoicing that you are getting closer and closer. God's got it ALL figured out. I know you know :)