I have to admit that I’ve been frustrated lately. On Friday, I went to pick up my medical form from the doctor’s office. And there were several mistakes on it. Most of which were stupid mistakes, mistakes which I think the staff at the doctor’s office made because they were busy or thought the directions were too complicated. So now, it has to be redone.
I got a letter in the mail today from the IRS. I got excited, thinking it was finally our tax refund… a very large check. I opened it and it was saying that they were reviewing our case and it could be up to 45 days because we hear from them again, with our check or requesting more information.
And I’ve been really frustrated with the fundraisers. We’ve had one person buy coffee, one person interested in a t-shirt and one person who was interested in the photography sessions, as of this afternoon. Thanks to a sweet friend not only saying she’d like a session, but also sharing it on her facebook, we now have three families interested in photo sessions. I am so grateful to my friend Amy for this wonderful idea and offering to do it, and also to those of you who have shared it with others!
I really should be more positive about everything though. We have our final homestudy meeting tomorrow. We got our passports on Saturday. We also went to several garage sales on Saturday morning and found some clothes for Erika, a pair of pants for Ilya and a few toys and books, too… spent around $11 for 3 little girl outfits and 2 pairs of shoes, one little boy pair of pants, four books, building blocks and a train set. And on Sunday, we scored a double Baby Jogger off of Craigslist, which just needs one of its tires repaired, something Aaron can easily do… $30.
I’ve had a couple of comments, that I’d like to address…
I don’t know if this little girl is who I think she is but if she is, she has a sister. You might want to go check it out 🙂
The little girl listed on that website is, in fact, the same little girl we’re adopting, but they are incorrect in listing them as sisters. I checked with Andrea at Reece’s Rainbow. Both of their birthdates are correct and they are not related. Darya does look very sweet and she is available for adoption through Reece’s Rainbow. She is listed here in orphanage 33.
So does this mean that the children know that you want to adopt them now? How exciting, one step closer!
I wish that they knew, but they do not know and they will not know until we arrive there and we meet them.
Please feel free to leave question in the comments! I am happy to answer them if I can.