Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Referral Day!

1:26 pm. That's when the message was left on our phone today that a little girl has been assigned to us. I was at home and missed the call, but listened to the message soon after it was recorded. After a joyful fist pump and a leaping heart, I called Julie, who was at the church finishing up her Spanish class. She zipped home and called our adoption caseworker at Bethany to get the first bit of information on our daughter.

Her name is Ning Kang Ping. She was born June 10, 2005.

Tomorrow we will go to our agency's office and receive more information about her, including pictures. I will post them soon to share with all of you.

Monday, February 06, 2006

Still Waiting

Many of you have told us that you have been checking our blog often. Thanks for being so faithful and interested in our journey. We haven't posted in a while because we haven't had any news. January 24th was the 8-month mark since our paperwork was filed in China, so God willing, we should be hearing something in the next few weeks, barring any further delays.

Waiting families are given the advice to stay busy. Believe me, that's not hard for us. Each month on the calendar seems to fill up quickly. But even with our busy-ness, the adoption is always in the forefront of our minds.

One thing in particular that has kept us busy is preparing the nursery. It's nearing completion. The image above is a shot of some of the painting I've been doing on the walls. We decided to go with a garden theme, so there's a few small murals around the room with flowers and butterflies.

Keep checking back! We'll keep you "post"-ed!