Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Highlights of Our Crazy Week so Far

This has been a busy week so far and it is only Tuesday. My main focus has been working on our dossier. We have made lots of progress, and have had some frustrations as well. Here are a few of the highlights

-Sunday, my sweet friend Robin offered to watch Jax, so that I could focus on our dossier on Monday. Yay for friends!

-Another friend of ours notarized some of our paper work on Sunday evening after church, so we could get some documents in the mail Monday morning. Double yay for friends!

-Called the Secretary of States office first thing on Monday morning.

-Found out that two of the local Christian radio stations want Justin and I to come on and speak about our adoption and benefit our friends are hosting for us. This makes me a little nervous, but I think it is a great opportunity.

-Checked my e-mail and found out that our adoption education coordinator didn't think she had our Eyes Wide Open workbook. I started to worry a little, because we mailed it off last Tuesday.

- Broke out into tears in the FedEx Store!!! Maybe I should elaborate a bit. I went to FedEx to mail a couple of documents to two different places. While I was there I asked them to track our package (the workbook that I had worked on for 3 months). I was told that the package arrived last Friday at 11:27am. The note said noone was there, so they left it on the porch. I have to say this upset me greatly. I just couldn't imagine what had gone wrong, but knew I Did Not want to have to redo all that work. I tried to hold it together, but the tears just started falling. My new friend Chris from FedEx was very sympathetic and did his best to help me.

-Rejoiced when I found out my workbook had not only made it to AGCI, but was approved. Oh, I can't tell you how relieved I was! We are completely finished with all of our adoption education. WooHoo!

-Justin and I went to the police station to get a letter stating that we do not have a criminal background check. I won't even get into this, but it wasn't easy. I am praying we got what we needed, but not really sure if we did.

-Oh, and in the midst of all of this I got a call that Sawyer had an accident at school and needed a change of clothes. Great! Justin was the hero in the situation!

So, that was just a little glimpse of my Monday.

-Today the boys had their physicals for our home study. No big deal, right? Until, the doctor tells me Sawyer has a heart murmur that needs to be checked out. He said it should be fine, just wanted to check it out.

-Next, he checks Jax and says he has the same heart murmur. Seriously??

-Took both boys down the hall to have chest x-rays and EKGs. If I had any idea this was going to happen I would not have gone alone and I would have stocked a bag with toys and books. The boys did so great, though. They made me proud, except for in the waiting room, but that's another story. We were there for 3 hours.

-We don't have results yet, but I think everything is fine. We will find out for sure tomorrow.

Tomorrow Justin and I have our physicals and I am praying everything goes well. No surprises!
This adoption journey has not been easy, but I keep reminding myself that when we hold our Mia Grace in our arms it will all be worth it.


  1. that IS crazy so far!!!! i think you've met the quota for "craziness during paperwork"!!!

  2. Wow girl!! That is some craziness!! You are right tho, it is all gonna be worth it in the end!!

  3. yes it will DEFINITELY be worth it! keep persevering:) you're doing great!

  4. Sounds like you are knockn' it outta the park. GO!!!!

    Our local background checks were crazy too.

    Way to go!!!!