all 9 Moldys

all 9 Moldys

Friday, January 21, 2011

Well, that was fast!!!

The finger prints are done.  Well, at least one thing has gone fast and smoothly!  We had such a fun day in Nashville.  Fingerprints and friends!  We got to have coffe with three old friends that happen to be in Nashville, meet a new friend that has a heart for "the least of these" (awesome web-site, have lunch and hang out with friends that live in Nashville and the best part was that we got to do it all with our oldest, Kylie.  What a fun day and we are one small, tiny step closer to our sweet children in Haiti.  My heart is aching to see them again!   I will get to spend a day with them in February when we take our dossier to turn in.  Thanks for all of your continued prayers and support!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Finger Prints tomorrow!

No, I'm not cleaning all of the finger prints off the walls and windows at my house.  Steve, Renee' and Kylie will trek to Nashville tomorrow to get our fingerprinting done.  One more baby step!  We will also have lunch with some great friends that happen to be helping us in a BIG way with our adoption.  Looking forward to a fun day.(Now if we could only get the sun to shine!)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Translation Complete!

We FINALLY got our dossier papers translated into French so that we can send them to the Haitian Consulate in Chicago to have approved and stamped.(At a mere $25 a page!!!)  We are thankful to have a step forward. 
Thank you, thank you so much to all of you who have purchased t-shirts to help us get these kiddos home!
We are so grateful for the help that is being brought forth on behalf of Giflore and Kiki...t-shirt sales, Bebo Norman and all the folks that will be attending the benefit concert, a friend that has promised matching funds, generous family, friends running a marathon and getting sponsors, we are truly overwhelmed by your love and support!!

Monday, January 3, 2011

The trip that was!

We finally made it!  The flights started back up into Haiti and we were able to visit our friends and children.  It was a great few days filled with gifts and encouragement!  It was such a blessing to see people face to face and wish them a Merry Christmas!  Renee's job with HaitiServe has been such a great fit with her passion to serve, we are so thankful.
We had the huge blessing of visiting Children of Hope Orphanage and bringing all of the kids stockings for them to have on Christmas morning. Thanks to all of you that gave toward the eight suitcases full of gifts that we took to all of the children and staff, the gifts were a huge encouragement to everyone!
We also got to bring our children, Giflore and Kiki with us to the city for three days.  It was a wonderful time for us to be with them.  We had our friend and translator, Wooby with us to help communicate.  The children know that we are going to be their parents and that we will be visiting them as often as we possibly can until they come home with us forever. It is so heart wrenching to take them back to the orphanage when we leave.  We really don't have a time line and are praying for miracles.  It will be a long journey.  We are thankful that our children are HIS children! We are also beyond thankful for the loving care that they receive at Children of Hope!!
We have completed all of our paper work and are waiting for them to be translated and sent to Chicago for Haitian legalization.  When this step is complete, we will be able to take them to Haiti and the attorney will begin the LONG process there. 

Please pray for our kiddo's hearts as they can't really have an understanding of this process.  Shoot, we don't even understand it!!!  Please pray for our hearts and our children at home as we long for the day that we will all be together.

Don't forget the Bebo Norman benefit concert, February 18th at the square room~more details to follow