This is the story of Tori's family as they race to save her from her life in an Eastern European mental institution.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Thankful to be Waiting and Wondering

Ok so that is a weird title to a post. No, not really when you stop and think about it. Most of the time I cannot stand to be waiting. If I know I want or need something I go get it or take care of it. Well this time I am not doing that. I am simply thanking God that he has given me two more reasons to wonder about and wait for: Reagn and Carrington. Now don't get me wrong, if I could go over there right now and bring both girls home I would do it but we are still waiting for the girls' country to give us our SDA appointment. What I am thankful for are the girls themselves. When I looked around the table as my family sat down to eat our Thanksgiving meal I saw chairs holding all that means the world to me and then envisioned Reagan and Carrington joining us next year:) Ahhh, a happy thought to hold me over until we receive news of that date. Then right after that happy thought I immediately wondered where will we put the two newest members of our family. Oh well, we will figure that one out when it is time.
On one hand I am content waiting for God's timing to travel over to the girls but on the other I am also getting anxious to finish this journey. Finish so the girls will never have to be lonely or without love but also finish before their country decides to halt all adoptions until they merge into the Hague Convention. This is something that could drive a mommy to drink way more Diet Coke than she should so I really need to keep my faith in God and that He has this all taken care of.


  1. So sorry you haven't heard about your travel date yet. :-( Praying it comes soon. The Lord's timing is perfect, although I pray much sooner than later!

  2. Praying for your family and the girls. I pray God will speed the process for all of you!
    Thank you for these updates. Hope to heregood news soon!

  3. I heard that you recently adopted three from the same orphanages we are currently in the process of adopting from. I was wondering if you would be willing to share some of your experiences there and how the adoption process in country went for you as our social worker told us today that adopting from this region is next to impossible. I would very much appreciate your input!

  4. Hi! I just found your blog at another blog. I followed your trip to bring your three babies home until you went private and I'm really happy to see you are bringing this two princesses home now! They are gorgeous. Congratulations! I will be praying for you and your family,