Wednesday, May 20, 2009

It's been too long...

All I can say is...HAGUE TRAINING IN PROCESS!!!! Yep, we're knee deep in training modules!! I really don't mind doing all the pre-work and I really love checking it off the list. =) We are getting really close to almost being finished with the dossier except for our CIS approval. Monday, our social worker called and she was typing up our home study ...YEAH(check), Physicals (check), Fingerprints (check), etc... It feels so good to be that much closer to bringing our girl home. We are really so excited this time around, I think because it's our second time so we pretty much know what to expect AND I've learned so much from Linzhi that I feel more confident and faith-filled (because of God). He has given me (and CJ) so much peace and patience that I believe all will get complete in His time. It's a wonderful feeling!!

I am however, DYING ( I guess I'm not too patient on this end..LOL) to get some kind of update on Madelyn. I have emailed and almost begged for info, a picture, a video...SOMETHING!! Poor Karla @ Lifeline, I know she feels my pain, bless her heart, she is so good to us. We did get confirmation our care package made it to Lily in China...Hopefully, Madelyn has it... Last week we purchased a cake to be delivered to Madelyn and her friends and caretakers through www.blessedkids.com We paid extra to get digital pictures of her receiving and eating the cake, there is no guarantee but if the orphanage allows it, we should get some pictures emailed to us within the next 2-3 weeks. I am praying for this to happen, I must see her face! I know she's getting bigger and I would love to see more candid photos of her because maybe, just maybe we can get some kind of glimpse of her personality. CJ and I are planning on sending something to her every month just so she can get some idea of her new family. I have been lifting her in prayer asking the Lord to prepare her heart for this transition, I am fearful she may be feeling stress with what's to come, I wish we could put her at ease but we're giving it to God because he knows her heart best and I know He will take care of her emotional needs as the time gets closer.

Well, I'm off to bed, I have to get a ROOT CANAL (fun times) tomorrow morning... ugh! I can't put it off anymore, it's time to be able to eat and drink hot and cold foods without shooting pain...LOL...It's not that bad, I'm just a drama queen. ;-)

Love and hugs to all,
Amy



I planted these for Madelyn. They're always blooming beautiful pink flowers...Just like our beautiful girl in China.


7 comments:

Mandi said...

Amy,

I will be praying that you get some sort of update on Madelyn soon. She is such a gorgeous little girl.

When do you think you will be DTC? We should have out home study in our hands tomorrow so hopefully we can get our USCIS paperwork sent in quickly. I am hoping and praying to be DTC by the end of June.
Blessings,
Mandi

Mamma to 5 said...

Praying you get an update soon!! I know how you feel. We just completed our hague training but are waiting on four state clearances before starting our HS. (dumb VA rules!!) Wish we were back in MI so it would be a little easier....

Chelley said...

Ugh how I hate the trip to the dentist!! Hope all goes well with very little or no pain at all!!

What is the time line for you form here?

Lori Lee said...

So sweet, your excitement radiates loudly right through the internet-I'm so excited too! I will be praying for you guys and for Madelyn.

Kim said...

Love the pink flowers that remind you of sweet Madelyn! Hoping and praying you'll receive an update soon...
Kim

The Ferrill's said...

Yay for your home study being finished! I am praying for a speedy approval for yall! I know you can't wait to get some b-day pics!
Love ya!
Laine

Nicole said...

SO HAPPY things are moving along! Hope the dental work went well! ugh! Hope your DTC soon!
:-)
-Nicole