We’re still waiting for our fingerprint appointment for our I800A. Bummer. We’re also still waiting for updated pics of our China Doll. The kids want to see a picture of her SO badly, but so far, you all have seen a picture before they have.
Last fall we attempted to bring home a little girl from Liberia. They were crushed when that didn’t work out. Until we have that I797 in hand, we’re not showing them a picture. A picture just makes it too real. So, they’re waiting too, and not very patiently. They know we’ve given her an American name now to go with her Chinese name. They pray for her every day. They would love to see a picture of her. The Diva already proudly tells everyone that she is a “big sister to a little sister in Chinese”. She means she’s in China, but she calls it ‘Chinese’. I find that funny, and never bother to correct it. The Diva has been the baby for so long that I wouldn’t mind holding onto that for a little longer. As happy as I am about this adoption, I’ll be sad when the Diva is no longer the baby, even though she can’t wait.
We’re trying to keep our mind’s off all this waiting by doing fun summery things. FPD is taking some of the kids on a camp out tonight. We were all supposed to go, but we have one UTI and one case of pink eye amongst the kids, so we’ll be going to the campground to roast marshmallows and then coming home to sleep near a bathroom and in the air-conditioning. The two that are afflicted are trying to be brave about it, but it’s a bummer. It’s always something when you’ve got seven kids.
who plans to stalk the mail(wo)man like a complete freak.