Monday, October 25, 2010

Finalized Homestudy Drawing Near

Good morning all!
We just got off the phone with our social worker
so I'm here with an update.
It appears that there are only a few items
still missing before our homestudy is finalized. :)

When I got the email from Jennifer this morning
saying we needed to talk, my heart dropped.
I arranged an immediate call time
with a lump in my throat.
When she called she explained it was to get
a better understanding of Andy's current job situation.
Yeah, in all honesty we're living it 
and it still confuses us.
After a review of numbers
which by the way was almost as fun 
as revealing my undies size,
we moved on to the other necessary items.
Along with Andy's new job documents
there are still a couple of reference letters are missing.
The good news?
She hopes to knock this out in the next couple of days!

Probably the best part of the conversation
was that she shared her personal story.
You see Jennifer and her husband adopted
a beautiful baby boy from Korea during the spring.
As we talked I explained and apologized for the
snail's pace at which things had been moving.
That when she told me that her
homestudy was the same way.
She said that after signing with their agency
they had to sit back for an entire summer
before picking up speed again.
She said the best part was that once they
started moving again they were matched in October.
That's the kinda pace I'm talking about!
So, I'll keep you posted as the week goes on.
Keep praying for Emily Margaret!
God's blessings,
Sarah :)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

P-A-P-E-R-W-O-R-K Progress

Hello loved ones!
I'm here to do a little booty shake.
Today was a GOOD day.
We finally sent in the remaining paperwork
AND I just emailed our Certificate of Income & Property!
Hooty, HOO!!!
Insert booty shake {here}.
Now before I get all kinda crazy
and mislead you,
I'm certain the paperwork's not over.
We've just returned the serve and now
the ball's not in our court.
:D
We'll have to update a few things with
Andy's new job.
But seriously, who cares?!
I'm happy to celebrate one tiny miracle at a time!!!
Thanks for keeping us in your prayers.
God's blessings, Sarah {aka the booty shake queen}

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Walking His Path

Hi all!
I'm here with an update and a few thoughts.
First, we had our last garage sale
of the season yesterday.
I only had a one day sale in me
so all leftovers will be donated.
Sounds like a win-win, right?
I raised money for our adoption,
helped out a local charity,
AND got my garage back...
no wait,
that's a win, win, win
SWEET!

Secondly, I got an extra heaping helping
of love and encouragement from our
garage sale friends and visitors.
I LOVE all the stories and prayers
that I receive during our fundraisers!

Last but not least,
we're praying about Emily Margaret.
Not just our normal prayer,
"Lord watch over Emily Margaret,
keep her warm and safe.
Keep her belly full and her bottom dry.
Bless her with loving hands to care for her
until you bring her home to us."
We're praying for God's blessings
to be poured out for a specific baby girl.
I'm not sure that she's Emily Margaret
but I am certain that she needs our prayers.

Thanks to Gigi & Andy for your hard work,
friends and family for donations,
and everyone who made purchases.
Let's keep praying for our Emily Margaret
and that sweet baby girl...
if they turn out to be one and the same I'll let ya know!
God's blessings & Love, Sarah
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