Tuesday, February 3, 2009

I think we passed

Today went well. Only 1 more to go! For those of you who know my housekeeping skills - this might be the hardest meeting yet!!

Our social worker interviewed us separately today. And while we have absolutely nothing to hide, it felt a little unnerving. It wasn't like we were tricking somebody into a green card or hiding any CIA secrets but to be interviewed separately felt weird. We felt compelled to try and come up with questions we might be asked on the hour long drive to meet her. We couldn't think of anything that would trip us up so we finally relaxed. Seriously, we'd tell a stranger our whole life story if they just asked. What are we hiding? Nothing. Exactly.

So, Valentine's Day. That's our final homestudy. In the home. They will also talk to the boys. That should be interesting. I'll let you know.

The 1st official recycle box went out today. The final first # was $62!! That's great for 1 week of talking to your friends! I have been overwhelmed and humbled by the number of people that have asked for boxes for their offices and churches. We had a friend of The GP call today and say he heard about the adoption and wanted to give us a microwave and stove to sell and keep the $$. Thanks Lord!! We'll take any creative way He wants to provide! It's starting to remind me of when Jen Pinto and I did the whole Katrina relocation thing at RiverStone. We were literally awed moment to moment in the way He provided. We were in the rush of the river and it was the MOST exciting place to be!! Can't wait to see what else happens on this journey.

Keep praying for all the next right steps!!

Eli and Mark are sitting 1 foot in front of the TV watching The Police in concert. Eli is playing his for real red electric guitar and Mark is playing the 'drums' with 3 foot long red sticks that were part of Eli's obstacle course for his birthday. It's awesome cute.

We'll let you know!


  1. Amy! How wonderful to meet you in blog world! I would love to follow your adoption. HOW EXCITING!! I can't wait to read about your journey. What a gorgeous group you are!!! Would love to photograph you guys!

  2. What? I did not know about this!! How exciting! Love ya'll and will be praying for you!! (I loved my time in Ghana!! The children are precious!) Ruth Allen

  3. Amy, Such exciting news. Just wanted to confirm, the printer cartridges are those used in personal printers (Lexmark, HP, Epson, etc), and not the ones that are used in the copy machines at work/church/etc. Is that correct? No need to save what you can't use!
    Dick (Gabriel) Riverstone (dick@riverstonewf.org)

  4. I am so happy to hear that you are almost done with the homestudy process-soon you can get a referral!!!What ages were you thinking of again?

  5. A) Glad you are back.
    B) Awesome news!
    C) Seeing the "time in Ghana" clock on your page is cool, but freaky at the same time. I mean, I "get" time zones, but I still haven’t grasped the grandeur of time zones. Let's face it, you and Mark are adopting children from the future. You should name one of them "Flux" and the other "Capacitor".

    Good to hear from you and I hope to catch up soon.

  6. Congrats on moving on along with this process. We have biological kids, too and are also in the process of adoption, too, but through our state foster care system. ♥