Thursday, November 18, 2010


Well, our paperwork is currently going through the authentication process at Family Outreach International in Ottawa.  I am not 100% clear on what that exactly means, but I do know that that is the last step before it is sent back to the NB government and then forwarded on to China.  YAY!  The authentication process usually takes 4 to 6 weeks to complete so I am hoping and praying that before Christmas that everything will be in China. MERRY CHRISTMAS! (I hope)

I received our first substantial invoice from FOI and sent them a good chunk of change which takes care of what they are doing in Ottawa and the translation of all of our documents once in China.  I have never been so happy to get rid of that much money in my life!  

Now that our paper cut days have passed, and we are now in the waiting mode, sending money seems to be the only thing you can do that helps you feel included in the rest of the process. I would like to have the agency on the phone constantly so they could walk me through everything they are doing, but I would imagine they may find that annoying?  So we wait and wait some more and I hold myself back from emailing or calling everyday. 
God give me strength, the wait will be worth it!! 

Saturday, November 6, 2010


This little bundle was born.  I can hardly believe that it could possibly have been that long ago.  I can remember bringing him home for Noah to meet him and he was sooo excited to see his little brother.  He would wake up the first few days we were home and ask immediately "me see Isaiah, me see Isaiah".  Seems like it was yesterday.......but obviously it has been 10 years.

Isaiah the animal lover!
Isaiah the brother!
I could never have pictured  or imagined that Isaiah would have grown into the thoughtful, caring, hard working and determined young man that he has become.  He has is an old sole at heart and just seems to know how to do things that most kids his age wouldn't know anything about, like how to build tables, tree stands, camps and how to fix things.  Oh and save money, can that kid ever save his money.  He sets a goal of what he is saving for and he will do odd jobs and collect bottles until he saves enough.
Saved the $ for this!!

Isaiah doesn't love to read or do school work, but I believe he is a scholar in the "real" world where sometimes the smarts of a book are out-numbered by hands on "life".  He loves to know how things work and his favorite channel is the discovery channel and shows about real life and hard work.
Isaiah the Fisherman!
 So am I worried that he doesn't love to read or sit for hours and write a story??  NO, when I see him outside for hours on end piling wood, building things with his own two little hands, or taking care of little ones and being so helpful in whatever way he can!  I am not worried at all.  I AM INSPIRED!   So here's hoping your day was special and I pray that you continue to grow into the wonderful man I know you will become.   HAPPY 10TH BIRTHDAY!
Isaiah with two of his favorite people!