Saturday, March 31, 2012

room to grow and other news

Our journey to Zoey has been an exciting event-filled one and it feels like it has been forever since we first saw her sweet face in our referral package. Our "fight" to adopt her after we became pregnant was very stressful and time consuming but it was worth it in the end - not only because Zoey will officially be our daughter soon but because we were able to offer insite to another adoptive family who ended up in the same situation! We offered our personal experience to help them petition for the continued adoption of their child - and they succeeded! It made me so thrilled to know our trial helped another couple and their future child - another double miracle!

And today I shipped off what are hopefully the last two care packages for Zoey before she comes home - one to Korea and the other to a friend who is traveling for her son very soon and offered to deliver a package for us. Thanks a ton, Jen!

Zoey's room is almost complete except for a few finishing touches, so I thought I'd share what she has waiting for her. It's my favorite room in the house! And yes, I applied those vinyl wall decals when I was 7 months pregnant…while balancing on a ladder. #motherlybrag (btw, I'm instigating the use of hash tags in blog posts - starting NOW) #Idon'tevenusetwitteranddon'treallygiveatwit

I hope she likes it as much as I do…

thank you, Craigslist
Max's Moses basket now doubles as a toy box

Saturday, March 17, 2012

get the ball rolling

Something (or someone) has been butting into my blogging time these days. *enter Max*

Our little package, big surprise entered our lives 2.5 weeks before "schedule". I guess he ran out of room in there. Thankfully. Or maybe he wanted to hurry up and meet his big sister Zoey. But don't we all feel that way...

Thankfully Korea has started issuing EPs for these sweet babies who are now "toddlers" so they can be united with their forever families. We are hopeful that we will be able to travel for Zoey by early summer. She continues to do well on her PKU medication and is growing like a weed according to her latest well baby check report. Unfortunately we haven't received any updated photos of her in months and it's driving me nuts. I may be overcompensating by taking ridiculous amounts of photos of Max.

The timing is ultimately in God's hands. But please continue to pray for the many families who are still waiting to bring their children home and for the transition time after that. It will be challenging but so rewarding in the end.