This very important phone call came about not 45 minutes after I posted on FB how very hard it was to get to the end of a Friday, with the big empty weekend looming ahead. On Tuesday I had been notified that the mission team that was at Macy's orphanage the week prior did indeed get to see her and take some new pictures, so I had been anxiously awaiting those all week. I still haven't received the pictures, but this news was well and beyond what I had been expecting.
So what's next? Next is a bunch more of "hurry up and wait"... legalizations, birth certificate, passport, USCIS verifying everything that's been done, and finally a VISA and home! I'm hoping and praying for spring, but we'll see what happens. At least I know there is movement and we are NEARING the end. So so so so happy!
Yay!!! I am so happy, what a great Christmas present for you all!
I totally know about all of the different camps on name changing. My oldest daughter came to me when she was 5 years old, and her adoption did not happen until she was almost 7. But during the time she was with me, and before the adoption, we knew so many people who adopted younger children and changed their names. So when it was time to complete her and her birth sisters adoption, she naturally asked what her new name would be. We talked about it at length, gave her many different options, (Keeping her first name and adding a new middle name, using her first name as her middle name, etc.) In the end she really wanted a brand new name, first, middle and last! She is fifteen now, and I have asked her from time to time if she wishes she still had her original name, and she says no, she loves her new name and it just fits her so well!
Merry Christmas to you!
- ► 2015 (35)
- ▼ 2014 (23)
- ► 2013 (72)
- ► 2012 (160)
- ► 2011 (183)
- ► 2010 (304)
- ► 2009 (167)
- ► 2008 (323)
- ► 2007 (177)
What you should know about HIV
Other Awesome Blogs
• 50 million orphans in Africa
• Every 14 seconds a child is orphaned by AIDS
• 16,000,000 have been orphaned by AIDS
• Every week, AIDS claims as many lives as American fatalities in the Vietnam War
• 854 million people do not have enough to eat
• Malnutrition is associated with the deaths of 5 million children under the age of five
• Every 2 seconds an orphan dies from malnutrition
Hence the title of my blog
Little did I know that the road would be so rocky
Little did I know that the trip would take so long
Little did I know that my heart could hurt so much
Little did I know that God is never wrong
Little did I know that love could be so powerful
Little did I know that a dream so far could go
Little did I know that God would place the right ones
Little did I know that my heart, so large, could grow
Little did I know that a dream has it’s own timing
Little did I know that this day would finally come
Little did I know that four souls would be sent to guide me
Little did I know that they would choose to call me mom
But God knew all along and He had a plan to follow
God knew all along that my dream would soon come true
God knew all along that we five should be together
God knew all along that I’d share it all with you