I know that many of you want to know what's going on with our current adoption of our daughter, Chloe. I often want to know what's going on with our adoption too...if I actually took the time and energy to focus on this adoption I would be probably be a touch frustrated and entirely sad, so honestly it is something that I don't think about very much. I've allowed myself to buy a couple things here and there, some clothes that still had tags on at the Goodwill, some bows at the grocery store, fabric for the curtains in her room and this part of getting ready for her is fun and helps me feeling like I'm doing something productive.
So as you can guess from the above, we don't have much in the way of news, timelines, or the like, but we did get some good news, not very exciting news but good all the same. About two weeks ago, Chloe's paperwork for her permission to leave Korea was submitted. Once this is approved there are several steps that need to happen in order to get the call for travel (to pick up Chloe), but this first step really gets the ball rolling in that direction. My prediction is that we still have about two months to wait. My prayer is that prediction is completely wrong and we'll be heading to Korea in a few weeks. My hope is that she'll be home by her first birthday which is towards the end of March.
Chloe's bedroom was formerly a loft connected to our bedroom and the project to build a wall and turn it into a nursery is now complete. We still need to paint the trim, and by we I mean my hubby who has single-handedly done all the work. I have a sweet friend who made Chloe a beautiful baby quilt and because it was so beautiful I just couldn't use my nursery decor I used with Kylynn and Jack, so she's making me a bumper and crib skirt from the fabric she used to make the quilt. I'm so excited to have a girly room for Chloe.
I have been praying that God would prepare our hearts and our family for our new little girl and most of all that God would prepare her for the very difficult transition of leaving Korea and coming to our family. I know that the older she gets the harder it will be on all of us and I'm praying for wisdom on helping her in her grief. As always we would love your prayers for our family and Chloe's adoption. The fact that you continue to encourage us, ask about the progress, and pray for us is one of the great blessings in my life.
*Here you go Jessie, new pictures of the kiddos, thank you Laura, they are beautiful and you are so talented.