Hello! It's nice to check in! We are on vacation to our very first trip to the beach (this was the view during my morning run). The trip was planned and paid for before our adoption process started, which once again speaks of God's providence because there is no way we could've gone otherwise. Every penny has been pinched and the only trip we'll be taking for the foreseeable future will be to Poland. So, I am not taking this vacation for granted, it has been a blessing for our family! It feels strange to be so "unplugged", I haven't seen the news headlines or hardly checked my e-mail. I've even felt detached from the next step of our adoption because I've had such limited Internet access. It's strange. I wonder if this is how it will be in Poland?! Speaking of which, we are getting a bit closer, although it's still baby steps. We received word that our home study agency is almost finished writing up our review and will be sending it to our agency to review any day now. I'm hoping the agency with approve it right away, but from reading other blogs I see that sometimes corrections need to be made. So, we are just standing by until we get the "all clear" and then we can move on with our dossier and applying for grants.
Also, today a good friend of my is doing a fundraiser which I wrote about in my last post. She is taking photos of families, couples, etc. with all proceeds going to our adoption fund. Although we aren't there right now, we are praying like crazy! Thanking God for her willingness to help us bring home our child (or children), and asking the Lord to give her a beautiful day for the photos. She already posted a few sessions on her blog and you can view them here. Well, I am off to check the other adoption blogs. I can't wait to read what everyone has been up to!:)