04 February, 2008

When you come to my blog, do you ever think to yourself . . .

"Ummm, I thought this blog was supposed to have something to do with adoption, but it just always seems to be Bob the Builder gone awry."

Well, my friends there has been very little going on adoption wise for us. We did finally send our dossier documents off to Austin last Friday and I 'got to' check the Fed-ex website for a tracking number again. The Secretary of State received it this morning.

Other than these documents, our dossier is ready to go as soon as accreditation comes. Our agency has only one more signature left and then the final sign off from the Ministry of Education. It should be any day (((any day))) (((any day))) .

I've pretty much been in adoption detox for the last 6 months. It's almost as if we're beginning a whole new adoption instead of just continuing this one forever and ever and ever. D and I were at WalMart the other day and I bought a new journal. It's red. D's adoption journal was just like it but pink. Viktoria's journal was just like it but rainbow colors. D knew immediately why I was buying it. She said, "is that my baby sister's new book?" So, she knows.

I haven't written anything in it yet.

I think I'm scared.

I AM beginning to have a fresh wave of excitement and anticipation. I think it is imminent now. Kind of like nesting. Ummm, we're building this baby a whole brand new nest LOL!

I am so glad we've had the house building to keep us occupied these last months. It has been a sanity saver for me. I figure the new home and the bringing of the new child into it all fit under the category of the Long and Winding Road to Home. It's all about Home.

So, hopefully you'll have some exciting things to read from us in the next months to come and I hope you don't get tired of looking at paint previews and carpet colors until the Adoption gets in full gear again.

I can feel it in my Mommy bones - we're about to begin again.

13 comments:

Michael and Carrie said...

Suz-Congratulations on sending your dossier! I hope that your agency gets reaccredited very soon so that it can be registered in Russia!

I look forward to hearing about your house updates as well! :)

sandy said...

Good work getting all the paperwork done. I'm almost done with mine... just a few more items.

Thanks for commenting on my blog. =) I'm glad too to see that you are jumping in. And I completely understand how a house project can keep you mind occupied... we did that last year too. Have fun with it!

Chelley said...

yooohooo yeah Great job girl to get all the paperwork done! While building a house moving hose and lvining somewhere in the middle!!!

And ya know I am really enjoying seen this house get built.. Anyone think I was was going to live in it!!!

but I am missing the pics of the roads!!!

MMrussianadoption said...

I think it is very fitting that she get a new journal. It is afterall a new adoption/child. Congrats on getting the dossier done. I hope your agency is in the next batch.

Debbie B said...

So glad you're starting to feel like it's coming. Huge step with the dossier.

I enjoy hearing about the house. It's fun to watch the process.

U.N. Mama said...

Even when you get your referral, go back to Russia, etc. etc., you BETTER still tell us about the house! :o)

jessy said...

Praise the Lord, that hope springs eternal. Your faith and stamina are a testimony.

Allison said...

Great progress. Isn't it so nice to feel excited about adopting again. We went through something like that when we decided to switch countries. It was such a renewed sense of excitement. I pray you hear some good news soon!

6blessings said...

I know the last half a year has been so difficult for all of you. I'm glad that your mommy bones feel a new beginning starting. The house is really coming along and D's verse really got to me. What a precious daughter!

kate said...

What great news. I'm so proud of you! and great news about the new journal. :> That's big!

Chris Goeppner said...

I cannot wait to hear news of a referral and travel from you. It has been a long journey but I'm so happy that you're still in it.
Blessings,
Penny

Stephanie said...

Glad about the progress that Buckner is making in Russia. Your house looks great too! We missed being at the Buckner heritage day - hope to see yall at the next event!

Tami said...

YEA!!! I'm so glad. I know it's been a struggle, but I'm glad you're ready to start up the process again. Now all we need is reaccreditation! ;)