Carter’s first day was a big success! He woke up a little nervous this morning, but by the time we left for school he was excited. I am SO thankful. After last year’s extremely rough start, I am thrilled that today went so well. I had prayed that today would go exactly as it did and as I walked out of his classroom with my other two boys, I actually started to tear up myself. How did we get here so fast? Even though I find it hard to believe that my oldest is so big, I am determined to enjoy this time – the present. While looking in the past definitely has its place, I certainly don’t want to miss the here and now. I want to enjoy each age, each stage, each BIG step forward, and remember all of these things as I watch my boys grow up. God has blessed me with these 3 boys and I don’t want to miss a minute of it!
Here are pictures from our first day:
Quick prayer request regarding the adoption – We have completed our home study. Our social worker has written the report and it is currently being reviewed by our adoption agency. We are waiting for it to be approved. Once approved (and notarized), we send our home study and several other papers to Homeland Security in DC. Once our paperwork arrives in DC, we are looking at an 8-10 week wait for approval. Please pray that we would get our home study approved and finalized QUICKLY. I started the week thinking we would be mailing off all this paperwork this week and I have yet to even hear anything from our agency. While I realize this is out of my control, I am still struggling to be patient. In the past two weeks, I have become SO anxious to move ahead in this process. It feels like we have been stuck in the same spot for a LONG time. I am so anxious to see a picture of my little girl and learn more about her. I know God knows her and is with her while she is in China, but I want to know her and care for her so badly. Please pray for this next step to come quickly and for God’s timing in all of this. Thank you!