Friday, December 12, 2008

You made me cry!

I don't know who did it, but someone has donated to the girls' adoption fund on Reece's Rainbow. It made me cry when I saw it last night. To think that someone else wants our girls to come home is so precious to me. Thank you, whoever you are!! It may not seem like much to many people, but having done this once before I could lay out many, many expenses that can be covered by small amounts--the notaries in Ukraine, taxis to and from the orphanage, document fees...the list goes on.

As an update to the adoption process, we have received our request to be fingerprinted! All this really means is that we get to go (again) and be fingerprinted for an FBI background check with USCIS. Unfortunately (and as expected), our fingerprint date is a day that Mark cannot be fingerprinted, so he is going to try to get in next Wednesday. If that doesn't work he won't be fingerprinted until after Christmas. I know it seems that Mark should just be able to take off of work, but it's not that easy to reschedule physical therapy patients. Either way I'm trying to just relax and trust in God's timing. If there's anything I learned from the last adoption, it's that God's timing and my timing don't always match up--but His is infinitely better than mine. ;)

7 comments:

Debbie said...

I cried the other day too when a co-worker donated to help us bring our kids home. It touches me so much when people are moved to give to help these children have loving homes. I hope you see that number tick up and up and up--I know the Lord will provide!

MamaPoRuski said...

Congratulations, and may you cry even more tears of happiness with more than enough to bring them home and care for their medical needs! God Bless!

Missy and Kevin said...

I know! Some days it seems like yesterday and then some days it seems like forever ago. I can remember every detail of that place and even the smells. The boys are beautiful and I am so glad they are doing so well. Dima reminds me of Deonna in some of the areas you discuss on your blog. I am so excited for you and Mark on your daughters. I know God will bless you and I can't wait to follow this journey with you guys too. Deonna still talks about Dima everyone once in a while. I think it is sweet. Tell Mark hello and keep us updated. God bless!

Debbie said...

Oh! Courtney! You must be crying more now--I see that your girls have $175 in their account! Praise God!

Courtney said...

You have no idea! My jaw hit the floor when I saw it!! :) :)

Ashley said...

This is so exciting! I also cherish even the small amounts. No amount is too small! I am so happy for you!

Christine said...

Congrats Courtney! I had no idea you guys wer adopting again! So you already have your homestudy complete? Wow--- that sure is quick. I bet you will be traveling in a couple of months at the rate you are going!

Oh, and your girls are just adorable. Would you mind emailing me privately what region they are in? I was just wondering.