Friday, October 23, 2009

Fall Happenings

This fall is turning out to be such a learning season for us at the White House :-). Geoff and I have both diligently been working on the Experiencing God Bible Study through our church since August, and boy have we learned much. I'm thankful it came along exactly at the time it did. It has helped us to get many things into perspective.

Our adoption is still "wait, wait, wait". We began our paperwork chase in October 2007, went on the waitlist for our baby girl in September 2008 and we are approximately number 6 on the waiting list in October 2009. Referrals have slowed dramatically over the past year, so once upon a time #6 on the waitlist was an exciting place to be--knowing the call could come any moment. Under the current wait times, however, it could be another 6 months or longer. But, surprisingly, we are at peace and know that the Lord has our daughter specially chosen for our family. When the time is right, she will be placed in our arms.

In the meantime, Anna Grace is doing great in school. She is growing and maturing every day. She is taking ballet, jazz and tap and her teacher bragged to me about how well she is doing in ballet! I'm so proud of my girl! I'm just enjoying my moments with her. She has decided to be Mary Poppins for Halloween this year, and we went from thrift store to thrift store finding all the pieces for the costume. A little dye, elbow grease and creativity can do amazing things!!! And at a fraction of the cost of buying offline! During the same weekend, we had to create a Queen of Hearts costume for school AND a 50's costume for 50's Day! I think I need to start a costume business after all the costuming work I've done over the past 2 weeks! ;-)

So, we are enjoying our time together as a family, praying for and eagerly awaiting the day we see our daughter's face for the first time, and growing in our walk with the Lord. I continue to work on my album, and use this time of waiting... to grow.

I will do better about keeping the blog updated. I've been a bit slack about it over the past months. Hopefully, there will be more exciting news to post soon!

Have a wonderful weekend! And, thanks for reading .


couey2007 said...

I really thought you would have had your referral by now.......I'm glad to see your almost in the top 5! Waiting for your referral is so hard, the waiting to go pick up your little one is even harder!!!! Hang in there it will happen.

Michelle C, AL

lorabelle said...

WOW! I'm so sorry that you haven't heard anything yet. This is taking forever! It's nice to see that you are still able to focus on what you do have right now and keep a perspective on things. I'm very impressed, because quite frankly I'm not sure if I could keep it together as well as you have. Hold tight to your princess and enjoy this year with her. The first grade seems to take any baby that is left in our kiddos away.
Of course this will leave you wide open and even more ready for your referral which HAS to be here by then!!! Perhaps Santa will have a surprise up his sleeve this year. Keeping my fingers crossed for ya!

Debi said...

Hi Kristy,
I have been thinking about and praying for your family so it is great to get an upddate.
I also went through the "Experiencing God" study and it is a fantastic study.
It has been a long wait for you. You are so right to trust God's perfect timing with the adoption and enjoy each day to its fullest. My heart and prayers are joined with yours, asking God to guide, provide and protect you on the adoption path.
Beautiful Anna Grace sounds just amazing with her dancing and acting and school work. You are blessed indeed.
I pray for the progress of your album and can't wait to hear it.
Love and hugs and prayers,

Lisa said...

OH my have been so productive,patient and filled with grace throughout this wait...and what a wait it has turned out to be!! Ugh!

BUT I do know your time is coming and when it does, OH, look out, cuz the celebrating will be huge!! Both in your neck of the woods and in ours! :)

It sounds like everything is grand in the day to day and I SO hope to see photos of your beautiful Miss Poppins at Halloween! Lauren LOVED the recent note with stickers and we are working hard on our next installment!! :) What fun our girls are having and I love that they can share a slice with one another!

O.K....know I'm thinking about you and email me if you even just need a shoulder or someone to giggle over something with!!

Hugs and Happy Halloween!

Annie said...

Hello! I came across your blog and will enjoy following along. I thought it was cool that we have some things in common- we are also adopting from Taiwan, and my husband and I both work in acting/music/theatre as well!