You guys! Guess what?! Our home study is done. I know it took forever. I know. But we had that little incident early on in the process where my youngest caught her face on fire. That was a road bump. Lots of holidays were sprinkled in there. And some indecision about what program to pursue. Anyhow, in the end we decided not to pursue Haiti after all as the law that we hoped would change did not. It still may. If you're waiting on Haiti, don't give up hope. It could still happen any day. But we've decided to stick with Ethiopia. Maybe Haiti next time. Maybe not. We shall see. But anyway, bla bla bla. The point is that our home study is done!!!! That's a huge big honkin' deal!!!
We are approved for a little girly, 0-5, so I can't go out and buy dresses or anything, but I did snag some fun stuff that any little girl would love (a Pillow Pet, a blanket, some funky sunglasses, and a Littlest Pet Shop backpack). Who doesn't love a Pillow Pet, right? I think Pillow Pets cross cultural divides. Yep. So I'm jumping the gun shopping for care package stuff. It's like when you get your first ultrasound and buy some gender neutral bibs just so you can buy something to represent that this is actually happening. Something to fill up space in this house that proves that someday she'll be here. I'm pumped, you guys.
And on a different note, could you kindly celebrate with me by hitting that donate button over there? That one at the top? It's not for us, we're done fundraising, but the Tenges family could use a some love getting their little one home. That would actually mean the world to me and I would feel like we're all having a big old jumping up and down group hug.