Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Can you say, "NO NEWS"?

It's been a while since I've blogged. This is because we STILL have NO travel date!!! We do know that the international adoption attorney is back at work finally. I thought Max was from the large city in Serbia but he is actually from a smaller town. This makes the process a bit longer as things have to be mailed back and forth. It also adds a day onto our trip because we have to travel to his town of birth to sign paperwork. That will take a full day round trip. I am glad we will be able to see more of Serbia though. I have heard how beautiful it is. We may only be able to see snow. Lots of it.

I am getting things organized and trying to keep myself busy but it is still hard not to be frustrated. Lots of families from Reece's Rainbow are leaving for Ukraine soon. It has been great to read their packing lists and lists of things to do. My fear is that they will all still be in Ukraine when we go to Serbia and I won't have anyone to ask for travel advice. =-) I am buying little toys for our kids to put in a "treasure box." Then, while we are gone, they can each choose a toy a day to give them something to look forward to. I'm still trying to figure out what to bring for gifts. I am bringing a bunch of one-piece outfits for the orphanage but I'm not sure what to bring the caretakers. I want to thank them but not go overboard.

Anyway, I really hope my next entry will be to announce our travel date but the facilitator just keeps saying, "You must have patience and believe in me." Which I think is cute. I am eager to meet her face to face. I know she wants us to travel soon too. So keep us in your thoughts and prayers. Thanks!


Hailey said...

It's exciting that it's getting so close! I'm sure that the waiting is hard though. Kind of like Christmas! We will be thinking of you. :)

Staffords said...

Hope it comes soon! Just think with pregnancy you have to wait nine months and be in misery. At least getting him will not be painful. Thanks for your comforting words on my blog.

Julie said...

Hang in there, Shawnie! I can imagine your frustration, but your day is coming soon. I'll be praying for you. I can't wait to hear the news that you have a date.

Rachel said...

Your children are all such beautiful little blessings. I will be praying for your family.