This is where we stand at this time. My social worker has to come to the house and see that there is room for one more. She has to hear first hand how we do life! How we manage with my work schedule.
Let me say this, for the first time during the process I felt encouraged by my agency and felt that they are working hard to make this happen! So one day soon our social worker will visit again!
Now on something other than if we can or cannot adopt again!
Yesterday, our "found" tee shirts arrived! I ordered the wrong size for one of the girls (insert sad face)! I'm going to give her mine, she will have it as a sleep shirt. Now, I have two extra ladies fitted small if you want one let me know and I'll share them with you!
If you are on FB you know that Journey and Eden had orthodontist appointments this week. Journey received a stronger wire and her first rubber band. Eden too received a stronger wire and they made an impression to add a front tooth! My little cleft girl is going to be so excited when she sees this addition! She has longed to have a mouth like her sisters.
Yesterday afternoon we went for a contact fitting for Journey and Mackinley! My Mackinley rocked it, she is amazing! I just love her spirit and determination! Journey just couldn't make herself touch her eye, so while Mackinley was practicing and learning all about contact care, Journey and I headed to the other side of the office to pick out new glasses. We found the cutest pair on the adult side but had to go with another child's frame as her face is so beautifully petite!
Eden was to have a cavity filled today, I rescheduled as her little mouth is still sore from the stronger wire and all the manipulation on Monday.
Last night, as she does many nights, Kendall slept with me. She and her brown bear usually appear 10 to 15 minutes after our nightly prayers in their room. This girl came from a hard place and let me tell you, she is gaining ground every day! Yes, my heart swells with joy at seeing her gain skills she thought she would never have and to see her smile when she accomplishes a new reading assignment is priceless!
Mackinley has been working two school lessons each day this week in preparation for her surgery next week. Thankfully, no trips to B'ham this will be performed at the facility where I work. I have complete confidence in the team there and know she is in wonderful hands! For those that worry that I don't spend enough time with the girls, I'm off four days next week to care for this treasure!
As a single parent family we have to do things a little unconventional at times and we don't always have the "perks" of a family with two parents, yet we have love. One of the girls this week told me that God is her baba! Yes, that's right darling, God is your baba and he loves you!
Oh I almost forgot, sweet Eden has acne and I took her to the dermatologist yesterday morning before work. I have to buy her white sheets as the wash she is to use will bleach her current set. She has requested flannel white sheets! We can do that!
We have a lot going on but doesn't every family?
I am overwhelmed by the love and support that I have received during this process! Thank you for your prayers! God our Father is listening and I hope to tell you soon that HE opened the door one more time for us to add Journey's orphanage sister to the fold!
Until then resting on . . . him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen. (Ephesians 3:20-21)