"Adventures, I used to call them. I used to think that they were things the wonderful folk of the stories went out and looked for, because they wanted them, because they were exciting and life was a bit dull...But that's not the way of it with the tales that really mattered, or the ones that stay in the mind. Folk seem to have just landed in them, usually...I expect they had a lot of chances, like us, of turning back, only they didn't. And if they had, we shouldn't know, because they'd have been forgotten."

-Samwise Gamgee, The Lord of the Rings

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Kyrgyz still needs prayers

We may have left the program, but it has not left our hearts. There are 65 families with children waiting for them in Kyrgyzstan, some have just passed or are nearing their 1st birthdays... they should have been home months ago. Some families have been waiting over a year to bring their children home. While the officials are tap dancing around the issue, it seems the only people who are caring about the well being of these children are the ones who are the furthest away.... their families who want them home.

These children, these families... they all need our prayers. Prayers that things will move forward for the matched families, especially the children with medical needs who NEED to be brought home and get the required medical care.

I know these families only through their blogs, or online groups... but their stories touch me right to my core, and I want more than anything to see them coming home with their children. Not only does Kyrgyz have our hearts, but so do these families. Please keep them in your prayers.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Our news

Well, after much prayer, talk, thinking, then more prayer and talk, we have made the very very difficult decision to leave the Kyrgyzstan adoption program. We adore our agency, but all the unknowns and nothing moving, and our paperwork being done but not submitted, and having to update more documents while we wait... we decided to pursue other options. It was draining on us physically and mentally, and we just didn't know what was going to happen... nobody does.

We are not giving up on adoption though! We are joining a foster/adopt program with another state. We know all the details, but thats about all we are ready to share right now. Hopefully as we get settled into the program, we can provide more details.

We are both feeling very hopeful, and we both feel as if a huge weight has been lifted from our shoulders. I have felt more uplifted today than I have in months. We have prayed and prayed so very hard about our adoption, and neither of us wanted to leave the Krygyz program, however we also couldn't keep updating our dossier while waiting to submit, and the updates coming were just getting bleaker and bleaker.

We are very excited about our new journey, and we continue to keep all the families who are waiting for their children to come home from Kyrgyz in our prayers.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter, and Happy Birthday!

I hope everyone is having a very wonderful Easter! Its also my husbands birthday today... so we are getting ready to enjoy a great meal, and BROWNIES! The boys are most excited about that. :)

Big news.... I will post more about it tomorrow when things are definate!
Here is a small storyboard of the boys on Easter in their finest. Not the greatest pics, but this was after Church and they were antsy to get out of the dressy clothes. :)

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

A touch of whimsy...

And a ridiculous amount of cute!

I bought this pattern ages ago and ended up sticking it in our adoption folder for.. well anyway.... I would pull it out every once in a while and look it over, but just haven't made them yet.

Well the blondies are for a friend who just had a new baby girl, and a preschooler. :) The little brunette is for my beautiful little niece Brooke. But I'm ready to make more.... what do you think?

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Pray for good news today!

From our yahoo group....

The Kyrgyz Parliament is supposed to hear recommendations on adoptions at this meeting. Please pray for that meeting.9 pm on Wednesday night (central time) is 9 am in Bishkek. Please join us in prayer at that hour. None of us is very sure what will come of this meeting. Please pray that the families who are waiting will gain some clarity as to where this situation is going and that compassion for these children is what prevails as the leaders discuss these matters.

There are 65 families who have been matched with children in Kyrgyz, and are waiting to go back to get them. Some have been waiting over a year! I just can't imagine their heartbreak. Its hard enough to be sitting on paperwork hoping that things will begin moving again... I just can't imagine having my child being around the world and no idea when you can go back and get him/her.

I pray that today we hear good news, that the meeting went well, things were taken care of, and that adoptions will continue... especially that these 65 children and their families can be reunited forever.