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Friday, May 28, 2010
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Monday, May 24, 2010
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Wednesday, May 19, 2010
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Friday, May 7, 2010
This specialty tee was SO much fun! It is headed to Tracy, who is OFFICIALY miss Ellie Grace's momma! Ellie Grace will be home from Ethiopia SOON!!!
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Monday, May 3, 2010
Our most recent frustration has been our GBI/FBI fingerprints and background checks. We must have these checks run and return to our agency in order to be homestudy approved. Without getting bogged down in the boring details, Georgia has very recently changed the ways agencies and the courts run checks, and this has caused much confusions for all involved. We were thrilled wen we were able to get our prints taken 5 weeks and 4 days ago. It should have taken 48 hours for theses results to be sent back to our agency...but here we are, over 5 weeks later, still waiting. I have made countless calls trying to get things worked out, but to no avail.
Last night I heard that a family from our agency had a baby girl placed in their arms within a day of being homestudy approved.....and my heart just broke. Now, don't get me wrong,I am HAPPY for this family, and I KNOW that this is the child the Lord has set apart for them...but I became lost in hurt and frustration. We have for MONTHS been on this journey with what seems like no progress. I KNOW in the end I will look back and see His goodness and timing in it all, but some days my heart feels nothing but ache for our child. It is hard to watch families who started the journey get referrals, travel to Ethiopia and love on their children while we wait. My heart just hurt to the point of a total breakdown last night.
The good Lord knew that today would bring some relief! My sweet husband called at about 10:00 this morning, and said, "I got 'em." WHOOOHOOOO! He had left work (yea, he'll now have to make up those hours), and gone to the courthouse. He basically refused to leave until he had those background checks in hand. After an hour and a half of working every living soul in our county court offices, the judge and our with our agency's help (thanks Jill!!!!) he emerged with prints in hand!
I grabbed up the kids, hucked everyone in the car and drove out in the rainstorm of the decade to take our prints to our agency. The kids were looking rough when we arrived, and for some reason I just HAD to tell our caseworker Samuel got his hand stuck in the mouse sticky trap this morning. I must have looked like a crazy lady asking...."Hey ya'll...approve me to adopt!"
Below is my hubby...the superhero of the day with our clearances!
Then, it got a little crazy. Hubby decided to cheer me up...... and spontaneously got a free (stray? we aren't sure) baby kitten for me. So, with baby kitten in the van, we trek t our agency, then take over a hour to get home in the torrential rain. Whew! Kids and cat in from the near flood outside, when up pulls our postlady with a box of 25 baby chicks we had ordered a month ago! Augh! I now had one kitten and 25chicks....all of whom need someone to feed them with the medicine dropper. I was going to put the chicks in the coop outside....when I noticed the mouse/rat in the coop and back in they come. I would like to think the chaos is controlled, but not too sure on that one.
Now off to care for the children, chicks and cat...and hopefully hear when we will be approved and profile ready!