We went to Target and I decided to buy diapers! Since we got his updated measurements, we were able to know we needed to buy size 4 diapers! Hoepfully he won't need them for long, I forgot how expensive they are! I also found a couple of shirts and a pair of pants on clearance for him. And a hat! And some socks! I love looking at little boy stuff! I haven't bought anything except clearance stuff, so I love Target for that! The girls love to shop for their brother and Tim is always a good sport. I think he knew to be patient today after the week we had. He knows that retail therapy helps the most when we are waiting, waiting, waiting...
We also went to Sequiota Park and fed the ducks. The girls tried very hard to catch some massive crawdads, too, but they didn't have any luck (thank goodness!). It was a beautiful day and we had fun just being outside and not being on any kind of time schedule. That's rare for us! I did carry my phone around in hopes that we would get the call today, but no such luck. It did ring a few times and I practically jump out of my skin trying to look and see if it says "Great Wall".
Hopefully I am not getting my hopes up, but the latest email from our agency is that we should expect our letter "soon" because they inquired about our paperwork and the CCCWA let them know we have moved from the Review Room to the Matching Room. Even though to a rational thinking American, it would seem like the matching room could just grab Ethan's file and our dossier and put them together and send us our letter, it apparently is not that simple. Although nobody really knows why. It occurred to me today that sometime in the near future, this wait will not seem so bad. As soon as the letter comes, things move relatively quickly and the last steps in this process are much more predictable. Pretty soon I will be freaking out about what to pack!
We a letter from Show Hope informing us that we did not receive a grant. It sounds bad, but we were a little shocked and a lot disappointed. We had received $5,000 from them for Isabella and Becca's adoption. I know that they prayerfully consider each application and I know that God will provide for us in another way, but I am a little worried. We are planning a huge garage sale with some other adoptive families at our church, and after cleaning out the 3 big girls' closets, I think we could fund our entire adoptin of we could sell all the clothes we have to get rid of. Tim has some stuff to list on ebay, too. Luckily he will have time to work on all that in the next few weeks before he has to start teaching his summer classes. I think God teaches a lot of lesson during adoptions and one of them is how to be creative in fundraising and how to find ways to humble yourself and allow others to help.
|Here Ducky, Ducky...|
|On a mission to feed the ducks!|