Saturday, May 17, 2008

Patience...

This week, God taught me patience. I now understand that we are at the point in the adoption process that we can no longer control the timing and it is in God’s hands. On Friday afternoon, Chris was able to stop by the Bethany office and pick up our home study! This morning I was able to go to the post office and send our dossier (all our documents for our adoption) to Christian World Adoption for our case manager to review. When we hear back from her and if everything is okay, we will send our documents to a courier in Washington DC. I also sent our home study to the US Citizenship and Immigration Office in Indianapolis. This upcoming Thursday, we will be going to the USCIS office to get our fingerprints. In order to adopt, we will have to receive approval from the government. This is completed after they review our home study, our petition and after we get our fingerprints. We will receive the approval from the government by receiving the I-171H form. Supposedly, it will take 6-8 weeks. All we can do is wait…and the waiting begins.

On Thursday, Chris and I went over to my grandpa’s house and Chris helped him with his Direct TV. I was supposed to watch my parent’s dog, Dillon, because my dad is in Afghanistan and my mother is in Milwaukee. Well, we made plans for Friday, so my grandpa helped us out with dog duty. I think he enjoys the company! Dillon is a pretty good dog.




On Friday, the “Second Six” got together for an evening of fun. We decided to call ourselves the “Second Six” because the “Original Six” included the boys that would hang out in high school (Maple, Foland, Summers, Sydrock, G Funk, & Ponz); however, the group hasn’t been together for quite some time. We played old school Mario (Kdub remembers EVERY trick), had pizza, enjoyed a fire with smores and had a great time catching up. Greg and Cari will soon be parents to Elliot Rose. They seem super excited and will be awesome parents soon!








Today we helped Chris’s mom in the yard. We helped her plant some shrubs and spread lots of mulch. We came home and put mulch all around our trees in the front. I have to say, it looks so much better.

Recently, I have been trying new recipes in the kitchen. It makes cooking so much more fun! I have been a huge fan of the Kraft recipes. They are easy and practical. I also like the fact that it usually serves four so that means leftovers for weekday lunches. The little things that make me happy…


2 comments:

Kevin said...

It's amazing how we work so hard and do so much only to have to wait for the results sometimes. Now it's completely in God's hands and I know it will work out for you guys!! And cooking is so much fun, I love trying new recipes. Kudos on the Sushi by the way, I think a lot of people get intimidated by it, but it's actually pretty easy to make, and you can do whatever you want with it! So much fun!!

Angela said...

You are always such an inspiration. The food looks great. S'mores sound so yummy! The best things come to those who wait. :) Oh, and Bob Evans is definitely calling our names... Love you!