It has been difficult these last few weeks... waiting for our Letter from China... with no word of what the hold up is.
Family Outreach International is amazing. They have been calling every couple of days, trying to figure out what the problem is. It turns out someone, somewhere, mixed up some document numbers and it took awhile to get it sorted out.
I received a call this morning from FOI and they let me know that our dossier has been reviewed and the letter should be in Alberta by the end of the month. This meaning, that we can start planning to travel on May 3 - 17th. These dates are not set in stone yet, but very very likely.
Gotcha Day for Silas would be on May 7th!
Now, I feel like I can breathe and nest and prepare for his arrival. And there is a lot to fit in. Shopping, cleaning, cooking, arranging childcare for the girls during those weeks and preparing the girls birthday party, which will have to take place slightly earlier than usual, and a lot of packing!
But his room is ready... he will be sharing with Micah, once he is ready to move out of our room, where we will set him up for the first little while.
His dresser has clothes, but this mama will likely do a lot more shopping.
His travel backpack is ready to go and filled with stickers, drawing supplies, suckers, cookies, cars and a special t-shirt to come home in.
And because both girls were given a special handmade quilt from Grandma, my mom and I spent this past weekend making a rag quilt for Silas. It still needs to have the seams snipped and then will be washed, but we hope it will bring him comfort and warmth.
Like cold water to a weary soul, is good news from a distant land.-- Proverbs 25:25