"We witness a miracle every time a child enters into life. But those who make their journey home across time and miles, growing within the hearts of those who wait to love them, are carried on the wings of destiny and placed among us by God's very own hands." ~ Anonymous.

Friday, August 29, 2008

One Wild Ride!

I'm happy to report our dossier has arrived in Bishkek! It left D.C. on 8/21 and has taken wild tour of the US and Europe. Doesn't it know this is no time for a joyride? Seems it got on a couple wrong flights and stopped at a couple wrong addresses before finding itself safe in Bishkek. It did, however miss the cutoff for delivery so it'll be next week before it arrives safely in the hands of our facilitator. Here's where that crazy package of documents has been: Departed Washington D.C. - Memphis, TN - Frankfurt, Germany - Almaty, Kazakhstan - Paris, France - Poyle, Great Britian - Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

Now that there is definite movement - dossiers have left D.C., dossiers have been signed by the adoption commission in Bishkek, court dates are due to be issued; I am starting to breathe again. Not much, but a little. I have this sudden urge to clean, organize and paint! :)

Saturday, August 23, 2008

A sneek peek.....

Oh how I wish we could fast-forward to the day when (God willing) we can introduce K as our daughter. Unfortunately, we just don't have any concrete timeline right now and I desperately want to share the beauty of our little girl with those of you who've shown us such great support so far in our journey. Have you ever seen more gorgeous eyes?


Tuesday, August 19, 2008


First of all, thank so much to everyone who has shared words of comfort and support this week. I received a few additional pictures yesterday (thanks again Lisa B!) from K's "photo shoot" the other week and there is one that is just mesmerizing. She has the brightest, most beautiful eyes! We continue to hold her in our hearts and pray that she stays strong for us!

Here's a little fun courtesy of Maria:

LogoThere are
people with my name in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

For me - 327,775 people in the US with my first name and 4 with my entire name.

For Kevin - 1,026,014 people in the US with his first name and 11 with his entire name.

For E and K - they are both "one of a kind" - no one else in the US with their names!

Pretty cool, huh?!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

A Non-update of sorts

I wish I had great news to report, but unfortunately I do not. Our dossier continues to sit at the Embassy with no word on when it will move on to Kyrgyzstan. Meanwhile, our little lady continues to wait and my heart continues to ache for her. We were so blessed to receive a few new photos of her last week (Thanks Lisa B!!) that have given us and our medical team greater insight into her medical condition. After talking with our team yesterday, the knot in my stomach grows tighter. Her condition is more significant than we originally thought and she is emaciated which has them very concerned. I knew when we accepted her referral we would have a long, challenging road ahead, but until yesterday I did not truly believe there was a chance she may not make it. I pray that she has the spirit and fight in her to press on and wait for us. I have never felt so helpless.....

Please pray for God to watch over our little angel.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Summer Fun!

There's not a lot to share in adoption news. We're just kind of hanging around waiting...waiting...waiting. We're praying for travel sometime this fall, but as internation adoption goes, we have learned better than to expect anything concrete. This process is truly the biggest leap of faith a person ever has to take and no matter how hard you try, you cannot control it and will drive yourself crazy trying to do so. We're trying to focus on enjoying what's left of the quickly dwindling summer months and preparing our home and lives for the addition of our little girl. It's difficult most days for me to think about her and talk about bringing her home because I know that there is always a chance that may not happen. I find myself constantly reminded by my inner logic that she is indeed not ours yet. There comes a time, however, when I will have to make that quantum leap into believing that we will travel and bring her home and I guess I am inching closer to that place. I have allowed myself to browse bedding and think about infant supplies that we of course, do not own as E was 12 months old when we brought him home. I hope to hear news that things are moving along well in Kyrgyzstan and that there are families being reuinited with their kiddos and coming home safely. Our IA doctors (and us) are anxiously awaiting new information and photos of K to help better evaluate her special needs and help us develop a plan for the future. We pray that if someone is travelling soon they may be able to visit with her.

E has been thoroughly enjoying his time outside this summer despite the hoards of mosquitos that we cannot seem to get a break from. He is growing like crazy and talking more every day. Just typing about him brings a smile to my face. Here's a little peak at our summer fun.