Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Gladney Dinner and Fingerprints

We had a great time last night at the Gladney dinner in Ft. Worth. Talking with one of the case workers, the original caseworker when Gladney started their Ethiopia program, it is amazing to hear that this program only started 2 years ago and in that time, has grown from 25 families in the program to over 250. May God continue to stir the hearts of His people to give kids in Ethiopia and all over the world forever families. Brandy was thrilled to get to interact with a few of the little Ethiopian boys who were at dinner last night and dream about our little guy. She is planning to bring candy next time to entice the kids to come play with her (which I told her is a little creepy).

And in the midst of dreaming of our little guy, we got a big surprise yesterday afternoon when the mailman delivered our letter saying we could go and get our last set of fingerprints. Our caseworker, Natalie, just sent off our request to them a week ago and typically it takes 4-8 weeks for them to reply back. We got it in a week!!!! Amazing!!! So, we're up early and headed to the INS office with the kiddos to get there before they open so we don't have to wait too long. If all goes well, there's a chance we could be on the wait list by the end of October. Join us in praying for patience as we wait on God's perfect timing.
Here's some pics of the kiddos from our trip to CO!

Kids posing at Helen Hunt Falls (not sure what Josiah's doing or what Selah's looking at)

One of our favorite pictures of Selah! Such a pretty little girl.