Saturday Musings

17 May

This may be one of the most boring entries I’ve written…ever…seriously!

I have no adoption news to report…Unfortunately, many of the blogs I’ve read lately are also reporting little, if any news…So I haven’t been able to live vicariously through other families receiving their referrals or traveling to meet their little one for the first time. On second thought, I do know that a few families with my agency have been very blessed to receive their 2nd trip dates and court dates this month so this is good news for them and their children. I’m rejoicing with them and wondering what it will be like to plan for that 2nd trip to Russia and that moment when I officially become “Mama.”

We have starting preparing a little more seriously for our first trip though we know not when it will be. When June rolls around, our estimated wait will turn to 1 to 4 months. As always, this is just an estimated wait time given to us by our agency, and with international adoption there is always the possibility of things going more slowly or quickly than predicted. There is also the possibility that our first referral may not be the child God has planned for us. We do appreciate continued prayers for us to have wisdom and discernment to recognize our little one when God provides him.

We still have not heard from a couple of outstanding grants. We have started working on another grant application. We appreciate continued prayers for God’s financial provision for the adoption.

May is graduation month for one of our nieces and for one of our nephews (we have 6!) It isn’t looking likely that I will get to see my nephew graduate. There are two reasons: 1. I have school the next day (our last day with the kids) and the graduation is 5 hours away. 2. We can’t take our doggie with us as far as I know. She is blind due to glaucoma and is a real sweetheart. I will stay home with her to keep her because we don’t know of safe caretakers except for our parents (and it is inconvenient for either set to keep her since they live far away). By the way if any of you have questions about glaucoma and dogs, please let us know. We are experts having gone through this with Macbeth. She is a real testimony to the quality of life that blind dogs can have. She plays and moves around the same as ever–though she does bump into things if we forget to put things away in the house or rearrange things.   We are blessed to have her to love!  She is pictured here with her puppy after her final eye surgery.

Thanks for stopping by today!


3 Responses to “Saturday Musings”

  1. cm May 18, 2008 at 2:59 am #

    MacBeth is such a cutie! Thank you for sharing her picture.

    I hope you get ‘your’ news very soon. And, hey, I’m still wondering what preping for that 2nd trip will be like, too! For that matter, still wondering what the 3rd will be like 🙂

    Waiting, waiting, waiting! It’s good to have company – but, I do hate it for you.

    Hang in there.


  2. Kristi Werre May 19, 2008 at 5:17 am #

    Thanks for your comment on my blog. I’ll be following along on your adoption journey now, too! 🙂 Hope you hear news of travel soon!!

    Kristi Werre

  3. LL May 19, 2008 at 5:00 pm #

    Prayers as you continue the wait. The trips will be here before you know it and you will be holding your child in your arms.

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