Thursday, October 29, 2009

Ministry Approval

We just got word from our case worker that we have officially received ministry approval. That means Korea has approved us and we are now just waiting to get the call to go and get our little Gus and bring him home for good. The current delay is the lovely H1N1 flu. There have been a few cases at Ilsan where Gus is living and that is causing a little bit of a hold up. At this time we do not know when we will be able to travel, we are hoping very soon. If you could please keep this process in your prayers and pray that Gus does not get the flu. If he gets the H1N1 it will be longer until we can go get him and it will more than likely cause him to get pnuemonia again. Thank you so much for your continued prayers. It is simply a matter of time before we all get to meet this little boy who has already touched our lives in so many ways.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

We are so READY!

Gus' room is officially finished. It looks great, Jason drew an amazing tree on the wall and everything else fell in place around the tree. His clothes and dishes are washed, I had a shower and got lots of lovely gifts. All of his toys are broken in thanks to all of the kids at our house on Friday night. We are very ready to get that travel call. Waiting is hard. As we walk past his room and dream of rocking him in the chair, tucking him into to bed and playing with the toys with him; I have been given a great image of what God must feel. He has prepared a room for each of us and is waiting to have us home in heaven. The Bible talks about Christ adopting us, what a beautiful image. Through salvation we have been adopted into a new family. Although this waiting time has been difficult and continues to challenge our patience, the spiritual growth that has come through it has been amazing. God's Timing is Perfect! Please continue to pray that we will receive that call soon, that we will hear back from the many grants that we applied for with good news, and that Gus remains healthy. Thanks for your continued support and love.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Getting the Room Ready

We are officially getting Gus' room ready. Jason drew an amazing tree on the wall. I will hopefully get to painting it this weekend. We painted half of the crib so far. We decided to pain the crib cream. It looks great we just have to wait for it to dry and then we can paint the other side. Teh rocking chair is in the room. We have his name painted and we just need to put it up on the wall. It is looking great! We are still in need of a changing pad, curtains, diaper pail, and a rug and then the room will look so cozy and ready! It is really fun to get stuff put together. We also have his diaper bag packed for the trip. The only thing missing in it right now is diapers, go figure. We cannot believe that it is finally this close.

Current prayer requests, that Korea and Holt will get the paperwork done and we will get the call soon, that we will hear back from the grants we applied for with good news, that Gus will remain healthy, and that we will feel ready emotionally as well as materially. Thanks for all of your support. We will keep you posted.