Saturday, November 1, 2008

I love my mailman, tagged, and halloween





Pic 1.  
First, it came.  The 797c came today.  I was getting so frustrated.... why does the mail take one week from Boston?  If it had been a bill it would have taken 24 hours.  I am so excited to fed-ex it to KSB who is doing our dossier.  I will keep you posted, next step will be to let you know that we are on the wait-list.  Yeah!

Pic 2.
Second, we were tagged again.  A fun one, sixth picture in our sixth album.  A sweet picture of baby Mike.  He is our second foster baby.  He is also the baby that Zach is hugging if you scroll down on Zach's birthday post.  He is part African American, part American Indian.  Zach use to tell people (and truly believed) that Mike "looks just like me as a baby."  Mike was with us for 12 weeks.  He was so smart.  He wore his senses on the surface and we had to transition him carefully.  He was sensitive to changes in tone, light, temperature, and position.  We caught on quickly.  He also did not sleep a lot, so Jason would take him in the middle of the night and watch ESPN with him.  We make a scrapbook for the baby and the adoptive (or birth parents) of the time that we have the baby in our lives.  This was one of the pictures from Mike's scrapbook.

Pic 3 and 4
Third, Andrew and a bunch of BC High boys made a haunted house for the Boys and Girls Club of the city.  They had so much fun thinking up ways to entertain (scare) these kids, providing a safe environment for them to go.  I love his high school.  It takes every opportunity to teach these boys to think of others.  They see these boys as agents of good in the world.  They see them as working "ad majorem dei gloriam" (for the greater glory of God).  While, the pictures look gruesome, pasta and paint and masks provide a  scene that makes 60 5-12 year olds opt out of the street scary scene on Halloween and opt in to a safer but fun scary.

10 comments:

Lori S said...

Hooray for the final piece of paperwork for your dossier!!!

I love the picture of the foster baby! Do you keep in touch with the adoptive families?

I think it's great that your son's school provides a fun and safe yet gruesome way for others to celebrate halloween.

coffeemom said...

Hoorah hooray!!!! That CIS letter is like gold isn't it!??! SO thrilled for you, and wishing I lived in Boston are nearby so our CIS office was the faster one. hooray for you (and what a sweet baby, you are so special for being able to do foster care)

sparkz said...

Alright any time now and you'll be waiting! I can't wait to see you added to the list. Hopefully you'll have no more delays! I keep telling myself all of the delays, etc. are for a reason it is just hard to wait.

Katy said...

Cogratulations! I hope you celebrated this little milestone in this process. I will always remember getting ours in the mail. It was a great feeling. You are officially deemed not a threat to orphans by Homeland Security.

Oatsvall Team said...

always do a happy dance when paperwork arrives !!!!

fostering has changed my heart and the way I pray ... thanks for the encouraging words ...

Kristi J said...

Wow..I forgot you guys fostered...didn't you mention that in an old post...so neat...I think I could do that some day!! Congrats on the papers arriving...kristi

sparkz said...

Thanks for your comment! I always love reading what you write. I have kind of gotten frustrated with everything and have thrown my hands up. It is God's timing. I give it all to him. Only he knows.

sparkz said...

Any updates with you guys?!?! I keep waiting!

sparkz said...

Great opinion! Impatience does come in waves. I have found myself feeling frustrated so I keep reminding myself that I need to be patient. Some days its NO big deal at all and I know God is in control and its his plan but I will still get frustrated. Other days I know God is in control and that is all I need. I know its God's timing, that it will be worth it when it happens, yadda, yadda, but its been so long now I just want to see my baby and am tired of being patient! :)

sparkz said...

I'll keep praying you make the waitlist soon and that you get your baby within the waitlist time :).