Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A picture of love....

Today I bought a small puzzle for Kidane to play with on the plane ride home.  Every time I walk by the little boys clothing section I want to pick out something for him.  But I don't buy it.  I want to know what color he likes,  what  style he wants, what kind he likes....  But for now we are still waiting.  

I have been putting together a scrapbook of pictures for Kidane.  We will take it over on our first visit and leave it with him.  I keep thinking of more pictures to add,  his new sisters, his new home, new friends, lots of snow, and pictures of the house, our family eating, our family playing, our family going to church.  Oh so many new things.  I am sure he will feel overwhelmed.  The most important picture I want to give him is one of our hearts.  How do we show him how much we love him in a picture??? 

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Time for Celebrating

We did it!  You did it!  We got the news today from Brittany's Hope!  The funds came in!  The matching grant is a reality.  I did my happy dance.  Cassie doesn't like it when I do that.  Funny, when she was little she loved to dance with mommy.  Now she asks me to stop.... Oh how things change as they grow.  But I love every stage!  I can't wait to dance with Kidane. 

The next thing now is to get a court date....

Friday, January 7, 2011

Out of control....

Talked with our social worker today.  Waiting for a court date means waiting, waiting, and more waiting!  She said it looks like we might not get a court date until March!!!!  I pray that we get a date sooner than March!  But God is in control and He knows the end from the beginning.  Again, I am reminded we are not in control and we must learn to trust.  I suppose that is how Kidane will feel when he comes home.  He must learn to trust us, a family he doesn't know.  His life will feel out of control, but in the end he will have a family who loves him.  

Adoption has taught me so much about God.  We have to build that relationship with Him and learn to trust Him; day by day, little by little.  And in the end we will live in Heaven with our forever Father and be a family!!!!! 

Cassie & Carrie are making toddler size quilts to take to Ethiopia with us for the orphanages.  Russell's mom (Grandma Haveman) gave the girls some fabric and it is enough to make 3 quilts!!!  We are going to take two suitcases on our first trip each filled with donations for the orphanage!  I suppose I shouldn't complain about waiting; the girls don't get to meet Kidane until the 2nd trip which is a month after our first trip.