I don't know when my baby girl will be coming home, but I have faith that it will be this year, 2011, and it will be soon. We know that the US has finished processing all of her paperwork for her visa, and it was sent over to Korea in December. My thought and my hope is that will mean for quick processing once Korea finishes processing her paperwork. My prayer is she is home before her first birthday in March.
These past few days we have been a buzz of activity, working on all those house projects that had built up over the past six months that we want to have done before our Chloe comes home. In short, I have been nesting and it has been wonderful.
I have gone through all the bedrooms, the kitchen, and the playroom and gotten rid of the things we don't need or were replaced with Christmas gifts. We've gotten both kids in new twin beds, Jack's first "big boy bed." We set up some shelves that were given to us and organized the playroom, with a place for all the toys now. This week an electrician is coming out to fix the wiring in Chloe's room, then once he's done the contractor will come in and do the sheet rock, and then the fun begins. We have all the paint ready to go once the wall is up and after that we have everything we need to set up a nursery just for her.
Right now I sit in excitement that these projects are getting accomplished, and I can feel God readying not just our home but also our hearts for our daughter, but I know that soon I will have run out of things to do to get ready and the pain of the wait will set in, but my hope is in that, God will not give me more than I can handle and that He will bring her home to us in His perfect timing.
For now I fill my head with color schemes and room layouts, with the promise of a sun filled room and tiny little clothes folded in drawers. A room with a chair I can sit in and rock and dream of her, and what it will feel like to hold her in my arms, what it will feel like for a heart to grow to love one more person this much.