Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Wendi is here!!!!

In adoption news, we had our fingerprint appointments for our I600a (immigration) application done last week. Hopefully, we will receive notice of approval soon. Next step – referral!!! We have been waiting 4 months as of Monday.

One of my co-workers has been dealing with secondary infertility and recently she and her husband made the decision to pursue adoption from South Korea. They did a ton of research on agencies, the really cool thing is this – they ended up deciding on the same agency as us! It really affirmed our choice for us, since we did far less research. It is also nice to be able to share experiences with someone else on the same journey. Recently, we were discussing the fact that we are in fact expectant moms (just with an 18 month gestational period). However, this fact is rarely acknowledged by anyone else and to be honest most of the time I don’t feel like one either. This conversation led to a discussion about adoption baby books. Has anyone heard of or used one of these? Any recommendations?

Here are a couple of the ones I am considering:

 The other BIG news – Wendi is here!!!!!!

She, her hubby, and their two little miracles, Isaac and Elijah, are here for a short visit en route to their next duty assignment. Wendi’s husband John and my John worked together at Eglin AFB in Florida, which is how we met. Initially, we bonded over our shared struggle with infertility, but as we got to know each other we quickly became friends. We haven’t seen them in over a year so I am so excited! If you have never read Wendi’s story, click over to her blog and read about what the Lord brought about. You will be blessed. I am always reminded of God’s perfect plan when I see what the Lord has done in her life. We have been having a wonderful time together. Though it will be very sad to say good-bye, I am looking forward to a visit with them in the spring.


Niki said...

How fun! Tell Wendi hi from me Wendi is how I found you. :)

I haven't seen either of those baby books. I'm doing my own from scratch. Good job looking for one now. I waited too long, and had nothing to write those special moments in.

Flakymn said...

Hi Niki!!!!

Courtney said...

Hoping your approval comes soon!! I can't wait for referral!! It is going to be such an exciting day.

I'm so glad that you have a friend on the same journey with you. It makes such a difference having someone you can talk to in real life.

Those books look precious! I would definitely get one or create one so that you will be able to remember all of the small details.

Enjoy your time with Wendi!!

A said...

Exciting about the fingerprints :) Hope your visit with Wendi is really wonderful!!

Stacey said...

I love using the term "expectant mom" for you, Becky! That's exactly what you are, of course! As always, I'm hopeful and eager to see what God has in store for you.
You are such a sweet and precious friend! Hope you've had a great visit.