Friday, December 26, 2008

Waiting - Waiting - Waiting

We went to a Michael Card concert at our church just before Christmas.  As he introduced this song, Mr. Card shared that Simeon was displaying his faith through "WAITING".  Boy did that hit a spot in my heart!  Don't you feel like you spend a lot of time "waiting" for something?  For me it is obviously waiting for our adoption of Jacob.  Waiting on the Lord and trusting his timing is hard at times.  I am encouraged by Simeon and realize that I too can display my faith in My Father by patiently waiting!  I trust that he always has His Glory in mind, and isn't that what we were created for?

Christmas Eve Surprise

The mailman knocked on the door and had in hand our "Express Mail" return envelope from the Chinese Consulate in Houston!  Merry Christmas to us!!  This last document completes our dossier.  We sent if off to Colorado where it will be translated and sent to China.  Then we wait for what is called a "Log in Date".  

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Busy Day and Another Present!

I spent the day running around town "Certifying" our paper at the county and state level and then mailing it to the Chinese Consulate in Houston.  It should be there by 12PM tomorrow!  God provided my Mom and Dad to look after the kids, Rachel to be my "Partner" for the day, traveling mercies, and quick workers.  I took a peek at the email and found a surprise from our agency of an "Update" for Jacob! It included an updated immunization chart, body measurements and some other tidbits:  His current health is good, He can feed himself, go up and down stairs, put on shoes and socks, He can say simple sentences, but is not talkative, He is being potty trained, but still needs a diaper, He eats cake, biscuits, fruits, dumpling, fish, meat, and vegetables, drinks juice, milk and formula, and he like to eat banana and sausage.  They even sent a schedule of his day.  He gets up at 6 am.  Oh no, I have so enjoyed my 7AM wake up time that I have enjoyed the last year or so!  What a treasure to know all these little details!  

Monday, December 15, 2008

Christmas Miracle

What a Christmas present we received in the mail today!  Our I-797 was there in a big envelope looking all official.  At last ------ something for us to do!  Notarize, Certify, Authenticate  - Can it be done by Christmas?  I'll let you know.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Thinking of China

We went to the High Museum of Art over the holiday weekend and saw the terracotta warriors from China.  It was really neat to be inches away from a 2,000 year old piece of art.  We were amazed at the collection and throughly recommend taking the time to go and see them.  You won't be disappointed.

Merry Christmas Jacob!

Last week we sent off our Christmas package to Jacob.  The kids and I wrapped all the stuff and even made up a Christmas stocking.  We found out that he has three nannies that care for him in shifts.  We sent them a small stocking too.  Hopefully it will get there before Christmas.  Our friends the Bradfield family just received their Travel Approval and will be leaving soon to pick up their son Jack.  It will be so cool for them to be home with him by Christmas.  Take a peek at a photo I have of Jacob from last Christmas.  Too Cute!