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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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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Grateful

Still no date, still no tickets.  The last I heard from both our attorney and our agency's attorney was that they're waiting on Juan David's pictures from the orphanage in order to prepare his visa.  Then we should be able to get an appointment date.

Last night Julian told me that someone from the orphanage told him they were working on Juan David's passport, so he's pretty sure Juan David has finally been told about the adoption.  This absolutely warms my heart, to imagine how happy he must be to know that it all has gone through this time around.

We've been a bit stressed trying to find an affordable place to stay, especially when we can't confirm any dates yet.  We were SO grateful today to hear that we are no longer homeless.  One of the families that we met last summer is going to be traveling in the States this summer, so we are going to be able to rent their house.  What a huge blessing and answer to prayer!  God is definitely ahead of us.

I've been putting in a ton of hours at school, working into the early evening many nights, trying to get everything as finished as possible.  Yes, my sweet students lost all of their desks and chairs yesterday.  They all have to sit on a line of tape on the floor where their # is. I sure do like the room a lot better now--so much space to move around and do fun stuff.  We've been doing Art, listening to stories on CD to work on listening skills, and using lots of manipulatives to learn multiplication hands-on.  Next week we'll do some Reader's Theaters, play some English games for ESL time, create some landforms, and work on a class memory book.  It's all been fun so far, now that all of their testing is over. :)  I'm glad it's over, though, because truthfully, I've got one thing on my mind.  Getting back to Colombia to the boy that stole my heart nearly five years ago.

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