Sunday, December 4, 2011

Random thoughts

All I can say, is the last few weeks have been super busy. Life, getting together packages to be mailed, Christmas, church, parents, children, oh my. Stress oh my goodness, and actually the stress has nothing to do with the adoption.  Stress of good old everyday life.  So sorry, I haven't been posting lately.

Where are we in the adoption process? I want to scream from the top of my lungs that our home study is finished.  It is finished, to be honest there were moments when I wondered if we were ever going to get it done.  Just waiting on the final revisions so we can send off to USCIS.  I am so excited to know that we are that much closer to Nellie.  My tentative plan is to send over our dossier and have it ready for when Nellie's country opens back up.  I say tenative because I am learning to go with the flow.  I know my way isn't always the best way, but I also know that Nellie is so close to being transferred.  We are so close to having our dossier done, all we need is USCIS approval, and a new medical form filled out because Nellie's country just changed the form.  That is it, nothing else. So praying that this next step doesn't take near as long as our home study did.

I can't believe how calm I am about our adoption, now. I do know it's a moment by moment thing. All the aspects that threw me for a loop at first, I can hardly remember now.  I know it was the insanity of trying to do a billion things at once, and I'm sure that we will be there again but for the moment it's great to take a breather.  Don't get me wrong, I would have loved to have had Nellie home like yesterday.  Or like most of the other families that committed when we did, are starting to travel, or will be traveling soon.  Yes, I would love to be there but the fact is we are not.  So, there is absolutely nothing I can do but carry on, and that is what I shall do, with peace of mind.


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  2. Hi Beth. I cannot believe I won. I have never won anything on any fundraisers. Can you email me at about the ipod?


    Stephanie Lynch

  3. One foot in front of the other is sometimes all you can do!! I feel your pain! It took us 3 1/2 months to get our homestudy back from our agency and that was with some threats! Our timing is all off sometimes but you can be the Lord's timing will be perfect.

  4. Beth-If you need my email, it is elissa dot lindsey at gmail dot com.

    Sorry wrote it out so that no fishing sites could get a hold of it although I am sure they have figured out how to get past that. Anyway....

    I never win anything either Stephanie. :-)

  5. Elissa it was mailed out today.