Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.

The Family

The Family

Thursday, June 17, 2010

New Stats

Waiting for the court date continues.  Gladney sent a new picture and growth stats today.  I plotted the three parameters against standard growth curves.  We are thankful that Sam has moved into normal measurements since under the care of Gladney.  We have reached out to other families traveling now or traveling in the next few weeks.  It is encouraging to meet other families in the process.  We continue to plan for transformation at the house and diapers! Can't wait to love on a baby again. These teenagers are kinda stinky! AB/JB

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Waiting and Preparing

We are one month into the court date waiting game.  Summer is here and the kids are at camp (Abby at Kanakuk, Rebekah at Tennis and Will at Boy Scout).  As kids are away, we have started making house preperations for a new arrival.  The girls room gets paint this week! Sam's room will take shape next.  Nothing like starting over with baby / one year old gadgets, bed, and diapers (only sad part about this)!

We are working on getting a care package to Sam in the next few weeks.  Like others, we are trying to sort out one versus two travel arrangements. We hope to sneak in before the RAINY season!  I made touch with a travel agent (just to make me feel more prepared) and felt like an idiot on the phone.  After spending 5 minutes on the phone aplogizing for really knowing no firm dates or really any specifics, they were gracious and just made me feel better (offereing very generic recomendations).

All in all, we are excited and nervous and have the sense of "why isn't it here yet" but at the same time thinking "we might never be ready".  Either way, God is good and His timing has never failled us!