Sunday, February 21, 2010

mother teresa and paperwork

I have found the paradox....
that if you love until it hurts,
there can be no more hurt,
only more love.

Mother Teresa

How incredible is that quote??
I heard it today at church and it touched my heart, deeply..
Maybe its because of us adopting.. But maybe its simply from being suddenly more aware
of the enormous number of children that live in sadness & hopelessness, believing that
they have been forgotten by the world.. wondering who will love them..
It breaks my heart..
But what can we do??....

As usual, I'm just trying to figure it all out! :)

Meanwhile, our paperwork fiasco is still progressing.
Stu is downstairs as I type this, chipping away
at his autobiography.
And I have my psychological evaluation tomorrow.. Yikes! ;) Its not really
the sort of test you can study for though. I mean, either I'm crazy or I'm not, right? ha.
So, anywho, keep me in your prayers tomorrow from 11-3. I have a one hour session,
followed by a 2 hour test.
Sounds grueling! For a good cause though :)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Coffee + Love = Adoption!! :)

Coffee + Love = Adoption
That's the premise of our adoption fund-raiser..

An amazing friend a coworker has encouraged me to open an online store to help fund our adoption. So we did!!
Please visit it!!! :)

An amazing company called "Just Love Coffee" allows families to have online coffee stores to raise funds for their adoptions. The idea is.. Organic, Fair-Trade Coffees and helping orphans and their forever families. Incredible :)

Thanks so much for your help and support!!

and thanks again, Melissa :)

Saturday, February 13, 2010

paperwork hysteria!

our formal application has been submitted...
:) woohoo!!!!!

we're spending this weekend signing many, many, many papers, filling out forms, and writing our new autobiographies for Bethany... the questions are different than with HSC.. bummer!
anywho, that's our weekend...
putting that pen to paper! yeah, its kind of a pain in the *** but its for a really good cause!...
our baby :)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

the scoop??

tomorrow is our next meeting with the adoption agency!
we are set to discuss the official-filling-out-of-the-formal-application (sounds like a big build-up for a lot of paper signing ;) but its an enormous decision to do it because that means we are in route to our homestudy and in contract (financially and emotionally) to this agency. but we have done a lot of praying through this and believe that bethany is the agency for us :)

and so, the next part (also to be discussed tomorrow) is the homestudy process... i've read a lot of books and blogs and i feel like i have a good idea of what the "homestudy" entails but still... i'm scared! ;)

any advice from those of you that have been there?? pleeeeeeease!!!