Tuesday, January 17, 2012

February 14!

I just got the call we have been waiting for from our agency!! We have an appointment to pick Zachary up at his orphanage on February 14! Today has been a rollarcoaster of emotion for me (it didn't start out so great) and then God provided a sweet friend to brighten my day (thanks Cherish) and now this wonderful news. Adoption is quite a journey, but one I am very thankful for. So happy to share this news with you!!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Uh-Oh (aka pacifier)

If you know our kids, you know that ALL of them have had serious addictions to their pacifiers (which we affectionately call "uh-oh's"). Justin was the first to notice that in many of the pictures we have gotten of Zac, he has an "uh-oh" nearby - usually tied around his neck with a dish cloth. This was yet another assurance that he is truly a Vandewater baby! =) Here is a picture we just received today of our little guy and I was so happy to see he still has his uh-oh. I think it will be comforting to him when his whole world changes in the next weeks.

We are still waiting for our "Final Decree" phone call and after we get it, we will be traveling within 1-2 weeks! We still are hoping for this month, but I was reminded that Taiwan will basically shut down for the Lunar New Year, which begins on Jan 23 and lasts for 2 weeks, so we may be waiting a little longer. Patience!! You can be sure I will post as soon as we find out when we travel.

We couldn't be more thankful for the overwhelming support we have gotten from friends and family. Christmas was an especially sweet time as many family members remembered Zac and gave us gifts for him. We are so blessed to have you in our lives!!