We truly are a family redefined. We are husband, wife, son, daughter, step children, biological and adopted children and most importantly, Children of God.

A friend pointed out that I needed to update my blog header. After our adoption from Ethiopia, I had updated it stating how the adoption of Sara Joy completed our family. Well... the journey continues. After much prayer, we have decided to follow what we feel is God's calling for us...we went to Ghana with the intention of adopting a four year old girl, Isabella Hope. Little did we know that she would be the catalyst to bringing home not only her, but her half brother and sister. We will now be adding not only Isabella Hope to our family, but also Mary Grace (9) and Gilbert (6) who we will transition to the name Nathaniel Timothy. The shock is wearing off and the JOY and EXCITEMENT are overwhelming. Now truly, our family is complete. The great part of journeying with God, is that it's always an adventure. He knows where we are going, and for us it is all a marvelous surprise. Looking forward to sharing our family adventures as we walk daily through life and as we venture off to Ghana to bring home Mary, Nate and Isabella! It's always an adventure redefining our family!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Sara Joy Update

Yesterday (July 1st) was Cameron's 11th birthday.  We celebrated it in Georgetown with my mom and Denis.  The kids were there spending the week with them because we were getting the floors done at the house.  If anyone in the Florence area saw us climbing into our bedroom window... no, we were not practicing breaking into houses, we were just getting into our own.  We climbed thru the bedroom window all week because there was no other way to get into the house without stepping on hardwoods.  So, we have been living in a bedroom and a bathroom.  Tonight is the last night of it :)

Anyway, while we were in Georgetown today my mom and I went shopping.  While we were out shopping I got an e-mail from our agency... they had updated information on Sara Joy.  They re-completed some medical information for us, because the information on the sheet was confusing.  It was nothing to be wary of, but we wanted the correct information.  So, they did a new medical work-up for her.  Unfortunately all we got was the medical info..... Until.... we get another e-mail from our agency.  They were able to get the actual medical form - which had all of Sara's information on it.  She is 14 months old, 21 pounds and 30 inches long!!!  And there was a picture included.  OH. MY. GOODNESS!!!!  She is absolutely beautiful!!!  I would give anything to be able to post her sweet picture!  I'm so thankful for the pictures we have of her... now if only we had HER!!!

I can't help but stare at her picture, she is so adorable.  This mom is dying to bring her little girl home!

I'll have an update soon from Cameron's birthday.  I feel like a terrible mom because I haven't posted one yet, but it has been a rough week.  Hopefully this week things will get back to normal.  We can finally walk on our floors this morning, tomorrow we will move furniture back and thankfully we have the 5th off (Monday) so we can just rest, relax and do some work around the house getting everything back in order.

Can't wait for the day I can share my little Sara Joy with the world!!!

In Christ,


Heather said...

To see you and Tim climbing through the window! Did Pearl go through the window too?

I know you must beyond thrilled with the news of Sara. Can't wait to see her!

Gina said...

Hey there! You guys sound super busy! I am so glad that you received more info. on your little girl. What is her name over at the transition house? Do they have any updated photos of her on snapfish? I wonder if she is in Room A with Yoseph. They are the same age. I bet I have pics of her and don't even know it.

Lisa emailed yesterday to say that all of us are just waiting for court dates to be given. She said Laurie hasn't gotten an update yet. It will be a month on Monday since Yoseph has been paper ready. So hard to wait.

I am still in limbo about trying to travel over before I go back to work. It I don't get a court date before it closes, I will probably just go over to see him. We need to get in touch in the near future.

I hope your 4th is relaxing once you get your house back in order. Have a great one!