For a long time, I've been wanting to post an adoption update. The only problem is, there's not much to report. Here's what we know at this point:
Fact #1: The waiting is getting hard. Really hard.
And I'm not the only one who is starting to feel crazy.
Fact #2: There are way too many "middlemen" involved in the process. And they all move slower.than.molassas.in.January.
Fact #3: First we thought we'd be bringing our girls home in October. Next we believed it would be January. Now it's looking like it'll probably be spring. My "Pollyanna" thought on this is, "It'll be much less shocking to bring Ethiopians to Alaska in the spring than in the dead of winter."
Fact #4: Without even knowing which month It will happen, we're having an incredibly difficult time planning "life" around the ever-looming Trip To Ethiopia.
Fact #5: Our kids are growing up way too fast, and before we know it they'll start leaving home. (Ryley's a junior this year!) We really really really want them to get to know their new sisters before they fly the coop.
Fact #6: God's got this. These adoptions were His idea and He's holding our hearts and hands, while He simultaneously holds the hearts and hands of our girls all the way in Africa.