Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Now what?

Fingerprints sent to FBI?  Check.

Autobiographies written for homestudy?  Check.

Doctor exams for two parents?  Check.

Derek passing out at the sight of a needle?  Check.  (Well, actually, he felt himself losing consciousness, and was able to lay down on the floor of the lab before he collapsed.  Awww, what a good daddy!  He'll do anything to rescue his son . . . even face a needle!)

Guardians appointed for our most priceless treasures?  Check.  (You know, in case we are not around to finish the job of raising them . . .)

Prayer letters sent out to all of our nearest and dearest?  Check.

Copies of birth certificates, marriage certificate, insurance, etc?  Check.

Documents detailing all of our assets and (gulp) liabilities?  Check. 

All this stuff notarized?  Check.

Stuffed in an envelope and sent off to our homestudy social worker?  Check.

Hmmm.  Now what? 

Well, we will be praying.

And learning Russian.

And waiting.

And reading and researching and talking to people who've actually accomplished what we are setting out to do, trying to prepare as much as possible for life with Gideon.

And waiting some more.  Sigh.

Also, we are getting ready to start our first fundraiser!  (Yes, Gideon does have a lovely large grant, and we are SOOOOOO grateful for that!  However, we are still going to need to do some fundraising to get him home.)  So stay tuned for fundraising news, coming soon! 

Hope all my dear readers are having a fabulous first day of summer!  It was all sunshine and brightness here in western Washington and the kids played in the water and on the swings, laying in the grass eating Craisins and Cheerios and singing praise and worship songs together . . . Nice change after the last two weeks of gray gloominess!  I love summer!

1 comment:

Brandi said...

I am so glad that you have committed to saving Eddie. I have been praying for him for a while. He is in my Reece's Angels Album on my facebook: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150481497390433.654241.647115432

I will continue to pray and please let me know if there is anything i can do to help!

Brandi, RR Prayer Warrior