Thursday, July 30, 2009

July Information

We received our monthly update on Daniel today. He has gained 2.5 pounds in one month! He is getting bigger everyday. The update said that he is happy and loves to smile. The only time he cries is when he is hungry. He is now rolling over and can hold his head up when he is on his stomach. He is also making cooing noises. We are so desperatly praying for a court date soon!!!!! We also got 3 more pictures of him and a very good one of his face smiling (I think it is my favorite so far). One day soon we will be holding him, one day! But until then we will continue to praise God for the healthy, happy, smiling baby that has been the best gift we could have ever been given!!! We love him so much already, I can't imagine what is going to happen when we get to hold him for the first time. Stay tuned, the time is coming I can feel it.....

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


We received an update today from Anna at AWAA on the status of Daniel's case. They have enough of the pieces of his profile to apply for a court date. This could take a couple of weeks to hear back from the courts what our date is. They still need one signature on a piece of the profile for us to be able to pass court, they are sure they will receive that signature in the next couple of weeks also. Meanwhile we sit here and wait, it has been almost 2 months since we first saw his face and we are so ready to hold him and love him. I know in God's time. There is also another little wrench in the process right now. Courts may be closing from Aug 22nd through Sept 30. If we do not receive a date before this time or pass court before this time, it will be early October before we go to court. So if you could all pray for a couple of things for us during this time:

1. Empathy from the person who schedules court that they will push us through and get us a court date quickly since the paperwork has been moving slowly through the system so far.

2. We receive and pass court before Aug 22nd.

3. Lastly for patience and understanding on our part. We have this picture of this little boy that we long to hold and love and become his parents. It is easy to get caught up in the why me, why our case, what are they doing, why is it taking so long, etc. We know in our hearts that this will all happen in God's time, sometimes that just seems to slip away in the heat of the moment.

Thank you all for your prayers, I know God has a plan for Daniel and it will be huge, on His time, not ours.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Baby Shower

We had our baby shower yesterday to prepare for Daniel. We were so overwhelmed with the love and generosity of our friends. We are officially ready for Daniel to come home, we just have to find room for all the gifts we received. The shower was beautiful, everyone did such a nice job that put it together for us. We decorated in the theme of his bedroom all the way down to the animal shaped cakes!!! Check out the slideshow posted to the left of pictures from this wonderful day!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Waiting Does Not Get Easier!

So we are still waiting on a court date. Waiting does not get easier, I think it may even be harder when you have a picture to look at and a face. I can't wait for all of you to meet Daniel, his eyes are mesmorizing, big and brown. The Kerby family sent us pictures yesterday they took of him last week. He looks like he has gained some weight and is very happy. We are not sure when we will get a court date, MOW@ has shut down from July 8th to July 24th for mandatory training from the government. Since you can't pass a court case without the letter of recommendation from MOW@, there will most likely not be any new court dates scheduled until July 27th and after. We are still not sure if the courts are going to shut down or not. If they are and we do not get a court date before Aug 7th we most likely will be waiting until October to travel.

Meanwhile we continue to wait and plan for Daniels arrival. Wonderful families are taking pictures and emailing them when they go to pick up their child and it helps to see those new pictures of him smiling and seeing that he is very well taken care of. When it is our turn we will be ready! Until then we wait.