Wow! Has is really been six months since I have sat to update our blog? Time is such a strange thing. It passes so quickly when you are with your favorite people, children growing, sharing wonderful time with loved ones and it passes sooo slowly when you waiting, waiting, waiting on something. The last six months have been filled with wonderful times and gut wrenching times.
Our adoption is almost complete and yet not yet complete.
Renee' and Kylie and Kelsey spent three days with Kahler Ann and Kiki in the parking lot of the Haitian immigration office to try to get the passports finished in February.(along with Melissa Hogue and Mike Smith and their adoptive children) Well...suffice it to say that nothing really happened those days. We left empty handed and disappointed. The passports were issued about a month later.
Renee' returned alone in May to check on the papers at the Embassy but there was really no progress made and she did not get to spend time with the children. She did however have some wonderful God appointed time with others while she was there.(God's timing is not ours again!)
In the meantime, we have had our fingerprints updated and getting ready to update our home study.
We are waiting on one of the Haitian passports to be re-printed because of a spelling error. We are waiting on one document that was inadvertently left out of our file. All of our papers are at the US Embassy awaiting the last two pieces of paper to be approved and passed on to the consulate. We should then receive our visa appointment and be able to bring Kahler Ann and Kiki home at last.
Until then...we wait.
Please pray for their hearts and all of ours as we all wait.
Kahler Ann is now 9 years old and Kiki turns 6 June 10th.
Brady, Cooper, Colby and I(Renee') are set to travel down to spend a week at the orphanage in July.
We look forward to our time together and dread the goodbyes...
Thank you for loving us well and being in this for the long haul!