We had to wake up and drag the kids out of bed and leave by 7 am yesterday to make it through rush hour to our long awaited fingerprint appointment. We sent our application in to USCIS(United States Customs and Immigration) a little over five weeks ago and now that we have our fingerprints done should receive our approval in the next 2-4 weeks. Once we get our approval page from USCIS, we can submit our Dossier to Ethiopia and wait to be assigned to our sweet daughter.
After fingerprinting we took the kids to IHOP for some much needed breakfast. We ran some tables back to Eagle Middle School after we had borrowed them for the yard sale, thanks Micah for letting us use them! The kids needed some time and space just to be kids so we took them to the park. They played on the play equipment and in the water while Josh and I layed in the grass under a tree and read/slept. There was a nice breeze and it was very relaxing. We went to the in-laws and threw the kids down for naps. We eventually grabbed some dinner and headed back to Boise. We ended our day at Aidrea's birthday/welcome home party. She is beautiful and is doing well. She's walking around all over the place and always has a smile on her face. She loves to point at people and then wave, sooooo cute! I can't wait for our daughter to run around and play with her!
Our fingerprints bring us one step closer to bringing our sweet baby home! God has taught us so much about the needs that are out there, about the blessing that children are, about our obedience to His plan, about His faithfulness... I am excited to see where He takes us from here!
We witness a miracle every time a child enters into life. But those who make their journey home across time and miles, growing within the hearts of those who wait to love them, are carried on the wings of destiny and placed among us by God's very own hands.
~ Kristi Larson ~
~ Kristi Larson ~
Not flesh of my flesh, Nor bone of my bone, But still miraculously my own. Never forget for a single minute, You didn't grow under my heart - but in it!
~ Fleur Conkling Heylinger ~