Happy New Year!! Michael & I pray that you all had a wonderful and safe time ringing in the new year with the ones you love! We kept things pretty quiet just playing games with family, resting up before the craziness begins. Michael's going to check in with our adoption agency tomorrow to see if they have any news and we'll update you all as soon as we know anything. As I mentioned in my last post, we are the next family to travel, but we don't know what that means at this point. Our thought process is that we will be traveling in January or February, but we'll see. The bags that we are taking down to the orphanage have arrived, so we figure that is a pretty good sign that we are close to going. Please be in prayer that we will at least find out when we will be traveling soon! This not knowing is driving us crazy plus it's really hard to plan when you don't know if you are going to be in the country or not. On top of that, we just entered into January which is the most stressful month of the year for me and my mom, so please be in prayer that we can get a lot done before Michael & I travel or that people will come out of the woodwork to help my mom get W2s as well as 1099s out the door. Thanks for the prayers friends! We really appreciate it & all of you!!
I also have to apologize! People have been asking for a financial update and I am only a couple of MONTHS late in getting this information out there! With the puzzle fundraiser and some last minute grants, our adoption is FULLY FUNDED!!! PRAISE THE LORD!!! The only unknown at this point is purchasing our plane tickets which could be pretty expensive, but we received a grant to help us cover part of that expense and our hoping we can cover the rest between what we have in savings and/or with our credit card. So hopefully, we are good to go as far as our finances are concerned! Thank you all that have given financially or been in prayer for us! We couldn't have done this without you! Michael & I cannot wait to introduce our babies to you, so you can witness firsthand what your sacrifices have meant for our family!! I have included pictures of the completed puzzles for the kids. The pictures are not very good, but we'll post better photos once we get them framed for the kiddos.
Well, I think that's it for now! Hope you all have a great start in 2018!
Michael & Carey