No referral yet! But we have moved up on the list. Gone from number 8 to number 5.:) This is very exciting because there was not movement for about 3 months and now 3 little boys got referrals sent out just this week. We are praying, praying, praying for a referral within the next 9 months.
Son- As usual I have been thinking about you and praying for you daily. It has now offically ben about 9 months since our paperwork has ben in Ethiopia and 15 months since we filled out our adoption application. I remember last Christmas thinking about how you would probably be home with us for this Christmas and now I am praying that you will be home for Christmas 2013. I dont know if you are born yet, or if you are 6 months old, but I pray that you are healthy, happy, warm and that Jesus has his arms around you .
Our house is getting close to done and I think we will be in it by February. I will have your room all decorated and ready for you. I already have your bedding, and lots of cute clothes and toys that were given to me by friends and family.
This week Grandma Bonnie and Papa Tim took Lucy, Madeline,Kaeden and Kai shopping to buy toys for the Thomas Center in Ethiopia. This is the transition home that you will live in until we can bring you home. They picked out cars, a soccer ball, a doll, a dog , and a puzzle for all the kiddos to play with. Then today we went to the store and got diapers, baby shampoo, toothpaste, and lots of rice cereal. We took it out to childrens house and they will get it mailed to Ethiopia.
We are thinking about you this Christmas as we celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. We are praying for you everyday and cannot wait to lay eyes on you for the first time.
Nana Lisa, Papa Brian, Papa Tim, Grandma Bonnie and all your Aunties and Uncles love you so much already and are praying for you.:)
Praising God for the 3 families that received referrals for their little boys this week:)!
We love you so much!
Mom, Dad , Lucy and Madeline
This is a picture of Madeline with Alicia at Childrens house international where we brought the toys and diapers to today. Alicia works at CHI and is doing lots of work to help us bring you home:) Lucy was being shy and didnt want to be in the picuture:)