Tuesday, June 19, 2007

FBI CLEARED MY FINGERPRINTS!!!

Thursday, June 14, 2007
I walked into the kitchen to find the mail pile. As I picked it up I saw an envelope from the FBI and fully expected another rejection. To my shock and surprise my second request and eighth set of fingerprints have been cleared!! Now we are just waiting for the prints from CIS to clear and then we are completely done. Kate Sproat at KBS Dossier service told me everything else is completed and has been authenticated by city and state. So, this is the only thing holding us up. It's ready to go to Ethiopia!

Friday, June 15, 2007
We finally received Ellie's passport today! It took 14 weeks but at last we are now ready to go as soon as we get the call. Ellie has also started her own blog. www.myethiopiansisters.blogspot.com She is journaling from the perspective of a big sister waiting for her baby sisters. We are working on her bedroom, getting it ready to move her sisters in. We bought a bunk bed with twin over full and a trundle twin under the full. It is white, and fits perfectly with her Shabby Chic motif. She is purging everything from nick-nacks to clothes to make room for our precious girls. We are praying so hard that we get three.

We just read about a family that adopted triplet 5 month old boys from Ethiopia and we were so encouraged that it is possible for us to get 3 girls. Oh, please pray for us too. We definitely don't want just one. Although we will take her if that's all they refer to us. I just believe it would be better for the children if they have a sibling with the same color skin, so as not to feel so different from the rest of us. Also, after adopting the twins, I really like the fact that they always have a playmate and buddy. They get along so well and laugh and cry together.They have each other to always lean on. They are just precious. They too are praying for their "Baby thithas from epiopia ". The other night I was putting them to bed (later than normal) and I rushed through our prayer time. As Jeremiah was getting tucked in he said, "MAMA! We didn't pray for my baby thithas from epiopia!" He was very serious and concerned. So, I apologized and told him to go right ahead and pray for them. He did and we all felt so much better. They even pray for them to be warm and not to be hungry. They are just absolutely precious boys. These girls are going to be so blessed to have them for big brothers. The third reason we want three girls is because we want to redeem the time and make up for lost time. After having 5 children for the past four years, we are so regretful that we didn't have more children when we were younger. We have come to a place in life that we realize having a lot of children is an awesome gift, privilege and joy! I don't want to do anything else with my life. I want to spend the rest of it just raising and encouraging children to know, love and serve the LORD!

5 comments:

tara said...

yaa! we have been following your story and how exciting that you are almost done!!
thanks for reminding me of HOW VERY PRECIOUS our children are and will be!

Creech Family said...

PRAISE!!! Wow, maybe your fingerprint "scandal" was so that Ellie's passport would be ready! And how precious J&J are praying - thanks for the reminder and encouragement. You are all in our prayers!
-F

NCLighthouseKeeper said...

Hey - good thing I read your blog to keep up with all that's happening with you! You neglected to mention this little bit of news this morning....

Beth

InGod'sHands said...

Connie Landen fowarded me your blog site. I have truly enjoyed it. We are in the Clayton area and are in the process of adopting a child from Ethiopia. We would love to talk with you. Please email us at weloveciara@yahoo.com. Many Blessings! Rebecca Kepley

Cathy Cano said...

Hello NC Family,

I thank you so much for sharing your journey. While I have been very busy these past few weeks, I did not have a chance to sit and read it all at once, until today.

I thank you all so much for sharing your journey with
us and welcome more news and updates as they happen.

Know that I keep you all in my prayers always.

With much love,

Cathy