still waiting

I did post an entry last week–a shower of celebration–but it seems to be lost in all of our blogging updates. Anyhow, I was thinking I’ve been kind of lame in my adoption posting lately. The problem is there is not much to report. We’re still hopeful for a travel date of early June. Assuming we clear INS by the end of April that is where we’re headed.

Adam did talk to our caseworker, Raul, yesterday who just got back from an extended trip to Colombia. Raul indicated that he spoke personally to the workers who clear families for adoption and they said they are still anxiously awaiting our paperwork.

We’re off to Washington for Easter. I plan to stay there for a week, which will help the waiting. To be honest though, I’m not as freaked out as I was a few weeks ago when we received word of our case being expedited. I don’t think about it too much. Perhaps that’s because I have a neice and nephew at my disposal to play with. Or maybe it’s just because I’m being blessed with patience right now. A few months ago it seemed unbearably long. Now, however, it seems like it’s just around the corner, and I’m nowhere near ready.

I’ve been filling my time with work, exercise, travel, and homeschool research. I’m at the point now that I really need to start the kiddos’ photo albums so they are ready to go in May. I’ll do that when I return from Washington. Online grading has picked up, and I am scheduled to work everyday through the first of May. That’s some extra adoption money we weren’t planning on. We continue to be blessed.

I still get chills when listening to the support of our family and friends. It makes this adoption process all the more joyful! We are so comepletely grateful for the assurance that our children will be loved by those in our social and family circles. You all know how we feel about your children!!!


  1. I even commented on your shower post! Oh well at least it’s all working right now! I’m so excited that things are going along smoothly so far and I hope they continue that way, and it’s good to hear that your caseworker finally approved you guys, c’mon now who wouldn’t 😉 I’m excited to take a little road trip w/you guys it will be an adventure all of us in one truck but it will be a lot of fun too!

  2. Patience is a HUGE blessing. I’m glad you are receiving it. Enjoy Washington, you can always borrow a car and come see me. I think my parents have an extra one sitting around. 🙂

  3. Obviously I figured out how to log into your blog again. Why is it so difficult for me?! And why must we wait any longer for the kids to come home?!?! Come on paper-pushers. Clear that paperwork!

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