Thursday, July 14, 2011

Day 21 of travel!

First - thank you so much to all who left encouragement on my blog! Your kind words, verses, etc. are so greatly appreciated! I don't know that I could ever express how much it means to me!!! Thank you!

Not much news just wanted to tell you that I'm still here. We've been to NY, NJ, IN, and now we're in Nashville, TN. We did hear that our "application has been approved" from our home study agency. Hopefully we'll be moving forward soon.

We also found out that our household goods still exist and that we WILL be able to get them one day! :) It took almost 3 weeks to find out about them - no one wanted to call us or email us back. I decided to be annoying but politely so - I emailed and left (polite) voice mail messages a few times a day for 2 days and someone called me! :) Not sure if they would have anyway but glad to have an idea of what is going on. We'll have our things at our house by August 2! :)

Last piece of good news - E got into a preschool (she was on 2 waiting lists)! :) I got to talk to my new friend, C, today that Sandra so kindly connected me with! I am excited to meet her! She recommended this preschool! Praise God! Things are coming together, slowly but surely!!!

Have a great weekend!

Friday, July 8, 2011

A day we didn't think we'd see...

1 year ago today we were HSTK. We were told that we were likely to receive a referral in 4-6 months. Every few months since then something new has come up and it has not been the journey we expected. But I know that God is in control and He has a plan. I have to trust in His timing and not get upset by delays. Of course financially this move is tough. The cost of a brand new home study as well as the amount we're going to have to pay each time they do a home visit (or interview, etc.) is much more than we'd originally budgeted for. But I know that the money we have is not our own and I need to have faith in God's plan.

I hope you all had a great 4th of July! We did and this weekend the kids and I are blessed to have time with my in-laws PLUS my brother-in-law and his girlfriend. It will be such a fun day today so that will be a terrific distraction from my own thoughts! :) Have a great weekend!!!