Thursday, February 19, 2009

Mission Statement, College tour, Update

We are back from our college tour.  We saw Connecticut College, University of Richmond, Catholic University, American University, Loyola of Maryland, Muhlenberg, University of Delaware.  We will fit Holy Cross in tomorrow.  The process is exhausting and exciting.  The wonderful thing is Andrew really has a preference.  He loved Catholic and Loyola.  The coaches were so generous with their time, the student body was kind, and the campuses were beautiful.  We enjoyed the time together as a family.  We actually used the time in the car (there was a lot of it) to make our family mission statement.  Initially the kids were annoyed that they could not listen to their ipods or read their books, but eventually they engaged and enjoyed the process.

We received our confirmation that CIS has amended our approval to be a broader range in age.  Jessica called, also, saying that she received our new signed service agreement.  What this we are on the wait list (continuation) but for a child/ren 0-4.  So going into our 16th week, we are so excited about all the possibilities.  The other great news is that there are so many Gladney families that have passed court and are now preparing to travel.  Life is good.  We are getting closer holding our Little M.  


Nicholas said...

It's all happening at the perfect pace... you'll see! ;)

emily said...

Great news sister!!!!

Love the mission statement.

Lori S said...

Yay! Things are really moving along!
Sounds like college tours went well! I love that you made a family mission statement--I'll have my kids thank you for giving me such a great idea! (o:

Adoption Cubed said...

I am so glad Andrew is finding some good college matches for him! What an exciting time for him!

And woo hoo! with the paperwork being amended and in the right hands!

I smiled at seeing your Mission Statement. We are going to have our first family meeting/family activity night tomorrow. I thought about doing this! What a great roadtrip idea!


coffeemom said...

VERY nice! Love teh mission statement and love all the exciting news. Big adventures right up the road!

Kristi J said...

yeah!! You're getting closer!! The family mission looks awesome!! I bet you get a call soon with that new age perimeter, kristi

Justine said...

I'm so excited for you. We're in the same boat. It has made the process more agonizing not knowing but also sooo exciting! Can't want to hear the news.

Farmboy and Buttercup said...

First of all, thanks so much for your comments on our blog. It got me to go back and look at those scriptures again. God's word is just amazingly powerful and applicable, isn't it?

Love, love, love the mission statement. I especialy loved the "purple marker" text on whimsy, humor, and love. That dimension is incredibly important as we choose to walk the adventures/challenges God calls us to.