Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Yippee!!! It's official!!!

We received word this morning that court went well without any problems. Anna is an official member of the Morgan family......well, after the 30 day waiting period. I know, I know, more waiting! It's O.K., though. I think that throughout this process I've definitely become a more patient individual. I'm also a lot less selfish.....which I attribute to adoption. It's no longer about me and my "wants" when our daughter is barely getting her basic "needs" met. I find myself thinking about her alot, and wanting so much for her. I think about the other children in the orphanages as well and wish for them a forever family.
John Mark, my 15 year old, is soooo excited about his little sister. He asks every day, "How much longer til Anna?" No, he is NOT one for patience. Maybe this will help him too. I am so proud of him.......heart transplant recipient (2002), current 8th grader, and recent winner at our regional science fair contest. Of course, his project was on chicken eggs.....he is such a farmer!

And Luke, our 20 month old.........I'm not quite sure how he'll take to Anna......I hope they will be fast, true friends. Right now, life's all about him....just ask him!! He's so much fun and growing so fast. His preschool teacher said that he is going to be an artist. Can you believe they paint with 20 months old?? I find it difficult at times painting with 3rd/4th graders at my school! I think I'll buy Lukey some watercolor paints for Easter. I keep telling everyone that he is keeping us young........but after painting with him, I'm sure I'll find some gray hairs!

Thursday, March 13, 2008


Well, we finally have a court week, March 19th. I've had several people ask if I would have to go to court. Thankfully, we will have our facilitator stand in for us at court. We have signed a Power of Attorney giving her this right. I am thrilled that we actually have a date! That means in 30 days, the adoption will be final! We'll be able to travel around the end of April to pick up our precious little girl. I hope she remembers has been so long! There is light at the end of the tunnel, however, and I'm thankful. We just have to remember that God's timing is perfect timing. He knows best! These pictures of Anna were sent to us from friends we've met through the internet who are also adopting from Kyrgyzstan. She looks so happy!

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