Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Christmas Blessings

A lot has taken place the last few weeks...which explains why I haven't added anything to the blog lately! We had a wonderful Christmas with our families and so enjoyed watching the faces of our sons and all our nieces and nephews. As adults, Christmas holds a special place in our lives as we celebrate the birth of our Saviour and share in gift giving, but the magic it holds for our children is so special. Cherish was mentioned in our conversations, and patience again tested as we wished we could to have her with us now. We have been gently reminded in the past weeks that it is all in God's hands and in his timing. We had a couple bumps waiting for the Missouri State Dept to approve our notary but on Christmas Eve we finally recieved the State Seal, what a blessing! It seems that God was telling us no matter how quickly we try to push to get things done, just like with the long awaited birth of the Messiah, everything is in his hands and we just need to slow down as he opens the doors. We are so thankful to announce that we have raised and saved enough for the dossier. Thank You to everyone for your prayers and support with our wreath fundraiser, it was a success!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Thailand Homestudy approved

It's official the Thailand Holt team has approved our homestudy!!!!! We are waiting for them to send us the necassary documents to complete our dossier then off to Washington DC it will go. The whole certification process should take about a week and a half, then we will mail our completed dossier to Holt and they will send it to Thailand. Then we apply to immigration and start waiting...ugh! We are so thankful for all the love, support, and prayers we have been getting, keep it coming! Our goal is to have the dossier done by Christmas.