I was going to title this post Life CHANGES & waiting but decided the coffee pot about summed it up :)
Last Thursday we moved the baby of our 1st batch of kids into the dorms at the University of Utah
7 years ago we thought at this point we would be Empty Nesters.
The mind of man plans his way, But the Lord directs his steps. Prov. 16:9
My baby, coffee pot and babysitter left. The coffee pot because I had bought it for him and ours broke so we were using his : )
Because he is only about 40 min. away I told him I could come and check on him everyday.
He said that was okay as long as I brought Apple Pie.
And no... I am not a Helicopter Mom :)
That is the 1st Life Change.
2nd Life Change:
The SURPRISE BLESSING baby 12 years later is starting kindergarten.
7 years ago we had no idea a precious blonde hair blue-eyed boy of ours would be starting school.
|cotton candy face|
We are sure thankful we are not Empty Nesters!
3rd life change:
I know you know this one :)
God has increased our family by 4!
We are waiting to be submitted to the US Embassy.
We thought we might be submitted last Wednesday...nope..
thought it would be this Wednesday...nope...
hopefully next Wednesday?
Our agency is gathering court decrees, birth certificates and other paperwork on our children. They can only submit that on Wednesday's. After it is submitted the Embassy has 10 days to tell us if we are cleared for travel or they need more information.
Our best guess is we will bring them home mid Sept.
As we know though we have learned to not keep to a timeline :)
Soooo.. while we wait we are preparing-
painting, cleaning out rooms, trying to finish all the Attachment books,
clean out 25 yrs of file cabinets..just joking, continuing to raise funds for our 2nd trip to pick up the kids (yep, 5 airplane tickets on way home- Baby can sit on our lap!)
We have so much to be thankful for and some day I will write what some of those specifics are along our journey.