The Thai government did make a new requirement for families in process and we had to get a psychological evaluation. I was
Anyway, there has been some excitement in the adoption world. We are fortunate to be a part of a church that has several families who have or are currently adopting. We welcomed one of those families, the Tucker's, home from China Friday night at the airport. Their story is one of heartache and joy and the perfect example that our plan is not God's plan and that his plan is perfect. They brought home not one but two precious babies! Here is a link to their blog if you would like to read their story. http://homefullofgirls.blogspot.com/2013/01/what-else-can-you-say.html There was also another family in our church that traveled at the same time to get their little girl in Ethiopia! They had the same gotcha day! What a blessing from God!!!
We are so excited for both families but we can't help but yearn for our little girl to be home too. It has made the waiting even harder seeing 3 kiddos come home and ours still so far away. We took the Tucker's lunch Sunday after church and we got to visit with them and see the kids for a little bit. Isaac was sitting on the floor and Reese (the Tucker's new daughter who is just 3 months older than Lauren) reached out her arms to Isaac. He picked her up and she sat on his lap for quite awhile. It was so sweet to watch Isaac with her and think about the kind of big brother he will be. The wait must be getting to Isaac too because he came home and expressed his feeling through his legos and built this scene...
|Us with our luggage on the way to the airport...|
|Us on the airplane...|
|Us meeting Lauren for the first time...|
|Us as a family of 4 with Lauren!|