Monday, August 11, 2008
So, I dont have much to report in the adoption world other than that are paperwork has been finished and now the program director and coordinator or looking over then to make sure we qualify. We had a very successful adoption fundraiser yard sale this weekend thanks to some family members and friends who donated items. I want you all to know how very much I have appreciated it. We made 800.00 dollars in two days. I was astonished and am in awe and that way God works. I feel with all my heart that he blessed our yard sale ( he knew it was going to a good cause). We actually had a few random people donate money. Its amazing at how special adoption is and that so many people realize that. My brother had his baby today he is 5lbs. He came a month early. His name is Grady John Tontz. He is the most precious thing. I felt nothing but complete love for that little person. It was very hard for me at first wishing that it was me who had just delivered a newborn baby. I felt myself becoming a little envious but my husband said something to me that really meant a lot. He said, "Rindy almost anyone can have a natural baby thats not hard, but not everyone can adopt." In a weird way I felt as if God chose Chris and I for this and that we should feel honored that he believes we can be the couple for the job. It truly sets us apart and I feel makes us unique!
Monday, July 14, 2008
This last weekend Chris and I traveled to Seattle and attended a WACAP weekend. WACAP is the adoption agency that we plan to go through. We learned so much about adoption and what to expect when we bring our baby home. After talking with the Thailand program coordinator we decided that we would be open to adopting either a boy or girl. We felt that if we were to have our own biological child we would not get to make a decision on the sex so we have decided to put it into Gods hands. Chris really felt inspired by this weekend and I felt a bit discouraged. There is so much to know about children who have been living in orphanages. So many things from developmental delays to malnutrition. It would bring tears to anyones eyes. Although it was hard I know more than ever that this is the path that God has choosen for Chris and I and I cant imagine doing anything else. Please pray for Chris and I that are homestudy is approved quickly and that we can get the adoption ball rolling.
Friday, June 27, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
Today Chris started his first day on the force. What a man!!! He is working from 4:00 pm to 4:00 am. Good thing I am not scared of the dark ): I do have my dogs to protect me though. So, I do have to give a shout out to my wonderful supportive friend Tami May. You guys are not going to believe what she did for me. She sent me a little package with a card, and a childrens book about adoption the title is "Tell Me About the Night I was Born". As soon as I read it I bawled. What an amazing and thoughtful gift. It will be perfect to read to our child when we get her. For all of you out there who are adopting this book is perfect.
Friday, June 20, 2008
Chris just graduated from the Police Academy in Spokane, Washington. He starts work on Monday at 6:00 pm and works until 6:00 am. Finally the school year is over and I can kick back and relax. Not really because I have loads of paper work to do. Chris and I got excepted to adopt through WACAP and adoption agency here in Washington. We are trying to finish up all the paper work. On July 2nd we meet our social worker. She is going to come look at the house and talk with us for about 3 hours. WOW that really seems like a long time. We our hoping to adopt a little girl from Thailand. I have heard that the wait is up to two years. I dont know if I can wait that long for the special little person.