Friday, May 1, 2009


Yesterday we went on a strawberry picking outing with our MOPS group. I'm sort of tired of always running late so we left plenty early. And we got there thirty minutes earlier than everyone else that met at the church parking lot.
So we got to pickin'.
And lickin'

It doesn't take long to fill a basket when the strawberries are this plentiful!
Silas got bored so he played in the dirt. The group had arrived by now and we played in the dirt while they picked berries.
Then we took our sack lunch up the street to the park and started swingin'.
And lickin'...
And then I said, "Daddy!" and got this smile. He loves his daddy!
Adoption Take 2 Update:
I want with my whole heart to wait gracefully this time. I don't want to be an obsessive mess. It's a matter of prayer. I think I told you about the "whoops we forgot the TX background check and Child Abuse Clearance" last week. We got the background check paperwork off with no problem and then our social worker helped us figure out the direction to go to get our Child Abuse Clearances. It is a free service with one form that happens to need a notarized signature. One problem. Marshall was out of town. Another could take 30 days to process. Yet another problem. We're on a tight schedule, folks. Of course God was not surprised by all of this. I looked in our important stuff and found a Power of Attorney and there is an angel in that Texas office. You see, they are in the process of moving the Child Abuse Clearances to another Unit, but that angel took it upon himself to accept our forms by fax and then did the check himself and got it to us the very. next. day.
Our social worker waited on us Wednesday afternoon to go get several things notarized hoping that our home study could be in that group of paperwork being notarized. (How's that for a run on sentence?) I didn't talk to her again to see if she made it to USCIS in Raleigh to turn in our homestudy, but it's either there or will be shortly.
Once the home study is in Raleigh, they will issue us an appointment to go get fingerprinted. Then they will issue us a form that basically gives us permission to bring two orphans home.
We are very close to the Great Wait.
Please pray for me. I don't want to get all caught up in time lines and stress. Last time we waited 3 months for the I-171H (paper from USCIS). Hind sight is 20/20 because obviously we were waiting for Silas. It's hard on the front end when you don't know what you're waiting for.
I do know that these children are worth the wait and we're almost ready to wait.
Listen to my cry for help, my King and my God, for to you I pray. In the morning, O LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation. Psalm 5:2-3


Tracy said...

oh how i love that psalm! silas is too, too cute---we have a daddy's boy, too!

thank you so much for praying for our children! ---such an incredible blessing!

Apryl said...

I'm praying for you as you start this wait again. Seems like the second time you have btdt and can be more graceful--but it's so easy to get caught up again and start losing it :) Silas should help you with that. Loved your pictures--he's so cute!

tisha said...

Silas looks so cute in his stawberry pickin' outfit! :) Praying that the wait will be a time of peace for you. It's so exciting that you guys are adopting again! :)