It's a little scary and yet it's a good thing!
Anna is healing up nicely- it is still red and has some scar tissue but each day it is looking better! She has already been cleared for all activities- karate, dance and gymnastics!
(this was taken only 6 days after surgery- it looks much better now!)
We have received our I800 approval and our NVC letter! Our Art 5 will be picked up on October 25th!
Then we wait for our TA! Which could arrive anywhere from 2-4 weeks. Obviously we are hoping for the 2 week wait!!
This would mean we would leave for China in the end of November!
Gulp! That's only 6 weeks away! Oh my we have quite a list of things to get done before then!
I have been moving all the clothes around into the right closets. In Mn we have distinct seasons and as we approach winter there is no need to have summer clothes in your closet(or sadly anywhere nearby) especially when you share a closet with 2 other sisters! So we are trying clothes on, moving them around from child to child because my goodness these children have grown!
Sarah, Emma and Ellie are now sharing a room and a closet! Ava, Abby and Anna will be sharing a closet. Sam and Luke will share a closet but will be sleeping with Ava, Abby and Anna in the beginning because as Sam said "I would be scared"!
Good sleep habits are so important for all of us, especially for us not so young parents! Of course if anyone is having trouble sleeping they are welcome to join Babba and Momma! FYI Babba snores big time and Momma... well, I've never heard a peep outta her ;-)
The boys will move to their room when they are ready!!
We are so excited to go to China and get Abby and Luke!! I have made all their Dr appts for when we arrive home.
Abby will be going to the hematologist/oncologist group here in town. After receiving the records they immediately scheduled her with the oncologist. I was surprised- I shouldn't be but I was...
Abby was diagnosed with MDS-RAS but that is a disease that is common among 60 yr old men NOT 5 yr old Asian girls...
On the flip side Ch*na seems to be correct with many of their diagnosis?
So we will take it one day at a time and do all that we can to help our sweet little girl!!
When we decided to adopt Abby- God impressed upon our hearts "she needs to come home". We were already smitten with her so when we both separately came to that conclusion we new we had/ wanted to bring her home!! Now the time is so close! Praise God she will come home, her diagnosis will be confirmed and she will get the help she needs!
There is so much to do at home and yet there is nothing that is more important than going to China to get our dear children!!
(Well ya- going to Cincy, too and... and... and...)
So, so, so THANKFUL to GOD!