Friday, February 27, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
Well, it's our last night in Kolkata. I wanted to post just a couple of pics from the last 2 days before we head home. Once there, I will try to compile all of our India pics into a slide show to post here on our blog.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
Well, today was our US Consulate appointment. It all went very smoothly and we are finished! We have Micah's passport and visa and we will be ready to leave on Tuesday morning to head home! We miss our family so much! While in the consulate David was walking around reading some of the literature posted on the walls (security is so tight he could not even take a book in to read.) One document was a list of places that are dangerous for Americans to travel to right now...India was on the list. That made David feel so good. :)
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Well, we have Micah! Here are a couple of pics from this morning. The one just above is Utsab with one of his 3 care givers. You could tell they loved the babies very much. The next photo above that is all of us with Anju, the orphanage director. What a remarkable woman. She runs two orphanages...Micah's and the special needs orphanage. More about that later.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Happy 11 months, Micah!
This morning I got this new picture in an e-mail, thanks to a mom who just traveled and picked up their son! Isn't he a cutie? Of course I am not biased or anything like that. :)
I am so ready to head out and go pick up my son. My pastor asked me this week what I am feeling right now. You know, I could not give him a clear answer. It is so many things.
ANXIOUSNESS - Checking my e-mail every day to see if we have Micah's passport approval.
AWE - Since the judge signed our papers 3 1/2 weeks ago, the Lord has provided the funds we are going to need for our travel! It is so humbling watching the Lord act on our behalf and use others to do what was impossible for us!
FEAR - It may sound kind of funny, but I am a little afraid of what my little boy is going to be like. What is his personality? Will he like me and feel safe with me? Will he want to be held and cuddled? ...so many unknowns.
PANIC - So much to do and so little time. I am frantically making lists and now my lists have lists and I think I have lost some of my first lists. Aaaaahhh! Ok. I've just got to take it one document and one day at a time. :)
LOVE - I already love this little boy that I have never met so much. It is funny how God just fills your heart, I guess with the love that He has for this little boy whom He knows personally. I think everyone wonders if you can love a second child like you love the first one, or if you can love an adopted child like a biological one. The answer is YES!