Lucky Girl!


The Crib

Okay so we struggled a little to get the crib together. At this point Chris just wanted me to walk away. Photobucket

Its not quite finished but its a start!


Emery's Room


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The Letter

We have finally received our "To Whom it May Concern" letter. Wow this has been a long 7 month wait. I can't believe that such a simple piece of paper can take so long. From what I understand after the United States Citizen Immigration Services approves our paperwork they then cable it to the US Embassy in Bangkok. The US Embassy then lets the Thai Red Cross know who then sends us a date to meet with the Thai Consulate. As soon as we get that we then book our flight. This is so amazing that it is here. I know that we could wait another 2 months but I just cant believe that we our this close. Throughout this whole process I have questioned God. My family has gone through so much recently and continues to go through some heart breaking issues. Chris and I's adoption of Emery has been the one bright light. Now that it is finally here it feels surreal. So many things go through my head; will I be a good mother, will Chris and I be able to give Emery everything she needs, will she bond with us. So many unknowns but I am ready for the challenge and as we draw closer to meeting our baby I know that this is exactly what was meant to be.

Monday, June 7, 2010


We finally have a small update. We have recieved Emery's birth certificate and more detailed information regarding her birth mother. No information on the birth father but apparently Emery's birth mother does not know who he is. Kind of interesting I wonder how we will talk about this with Emery. I am sure we will recieve help along the way. The Thai Coordinator of our adoption agency believes that the "To Whom it May Concern" letter should be here sometime this week. The paperwork that we recieved is usually an indicator that the to whom letter is on its way. I don't know if I find it really weird that we still haven't recieved our letter. Our coordinator assures me that everything is okay and that with this program things can go really slow. She did say that at the earliest we might be able to head over to Thailand late July early August. Please pray that this happens we are so ready.

A little update on my family, my papa ended up passing away. It has been the hardest thing my family has had to go through. My nana is not doing well. She has a lot of responsiblities things that were left undone because nobody thought he was going to die. The day before he went into the hospital he was riding around in his orchard on his four wheeler planting apple trees. My nana is a strong Christian women but this has been a real test of her faith. I don't know what to say our do for her. She is broken. Please pray for my nana, pray that things start to settle down and that she is able to get through the grieving process as best as she can.