Let's see...this post is really an experiment! We have never blogged before but decided that this would be a great way to keep everybody updated on both our family and our journey to Ethiopia to adopt our 3rd child. We are so excited about this process but could use all of the prayer and support that you can throw our way! We stepped into this overwhelming journey because Nathan & I both felt that God placed on our hearts that it was time to stop talking about adoption and our call to the process and actually DO IT! In the time span of a couple of days our hearts went from mostly fearful about the process to excited and ready to go for it.....we took that as our direction to be obedient and move forward.
So, in the last month the following has taken place.....we found an agency we LOVE (IAN in Centennial, CO), we have completed our policy paperwork and sent away our first major check, we have had our 1st homestudy meeting with our social worker, we have attended one of our 4 required trainings, and I have collected almost everything that makes up our part of the dossier (which is the packet of paperwork that will go to Ethiopia and put us officially on the waiting list). WHEW!! It has been a major 4 weeks and I have spent more time on the computer than ever....probably including my time as an administrative assistant!
That's our journey so far! We will keep you posted as we walk through this journey and I truly cannot tell you how much we appreciate you walking with us! As far as a quick update on the children who already live in our home and not just in our hearts.....Eli (3) is becoming more talkative and daredevilish as he grows (we didn't think either of these things were possible)...he is also full of life and energy and makes us laugh all day long. Abel (1 1/2) spends most of his day trying to keep up with his brother and seems to end up hurt a lot....hmmmm. He has a sweet spirit but is frustrated at his inability to communicate these days. I think he is a genius trapped in a baby's body!!