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I am a wife, daughter, mother, bilingual teacher, poet, author, women's Bible study teacher, world traveler, orphan advocate, and an adoptive mother.  Our adoption journey has been filled with a lot of hurt and loss, along with even more hope, grace, and healing.  Through it we have experienced more of God than we ever bargained for and have watched Him miraculously redeem our story when we surrendered all the broken pieces to Him.


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Monday, April 8, 2013

The sequel

So, I'm just about done writing the sequel to my first book.  It's still missing four poems that I either need to dig up or write to go with some of the chapters, plus it's obviously missing the final two or three chapters.  It's amazing how each book mirrors the other, always meant to go together. I asked God to give us a story to tell, and now He's given us two.   Thanks to my writer's group, I've gotten some help in fine-tuning my writing, as well as many different ideas as to how to go about getting the next book published.  It's been hard to concentrate on anything else for the last couple weeks, but I can rest now that I don't have anything more to add to the story yet.

Our agency sent our referral packet for "Juan" via Fed. Ex. today, so we are expecting it tomorrow.  We need to formally accept the referral and submit the documents to immigration with our I800 form.  They gave me a rough time frame to go on from here on out, but I never know how reliable any of those time frames really are.  We are just glad the paperwork is finally set to arrive at our home tomorrow. 

I know we're in pretty much the final stage, but I still catch myself wondering if it's safe yet to actually believe he's coming home.  This has been such a roller coaster, one I feel like I just rode all over again by writing it out over the span of twelve chapters, eighty-five pages (so far). I guess we'll wait and see how much more is left to write. 

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