Monday, September 22, 2008

Jacob's baby dedication

Jacob's baby dedication was this past Sunday on September 21. In the Baptist Church a baby is dedicated as a promise that his parents will raise him in Church and to know God and teach him the ways of our Lord. It is also a time when the Church family makes a proclaimation that they will assist the parents in teaching Jacob about Jesus and his love for us.

Adoption update...

Our case is still sitting on the 2nd reviewers desk. I don't know what else to say except we praise the Lord we haven't had a previo (been kicked out). Please keep praying that we make it to the third reviewers desk really soon.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

The Beach!

On Monday we took the day and headed to the beach. It was Jacob's second time at the beach. We went for the first time when he was a little over a month old. This time he seemed to enjoy the water until a wave went over his head. Luckily Wayne was right there and able to pick him up immediately. He didn't really cry that much but you could tell he was not happy. Even with that he seemed to have a good time and enjoy the beach. That makes his mommy happy since I would live at the beach if possible.
Here are a few pictures of him that day.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

One year ago today...

Wayne and I made our first trip to Guatemala exactly one year ago today. It was one year ago that we first met Madison in person and our love for her grew more than we could ever have imagined. We were on cloud nine that day. We had found out about Jacob a few weeks earlier (of course we didn't know Jacob would be Jacob at that time) and were meeting our daughter in person for the first time. Reality was setting in that we would have a family of four some day soon. The first few days our our visit were a little hard because she didn't know who we were but I still cherish those days as such a precious time. I remember the first time I told Madison that I was her Mommy and that I loved her. I was crying tears of Joy from finally getting to hold my daughter and now I am crying tears of sadness that it has been a year and we still don't have her home. I will always cherish this day as the first day that I ever held her in my arms. Wayne and I had such a wonderful time getting to know her during that week and left Guatemala being told that they would see us in December when we came to bring her home. We never would have even thought that a year later we would be waiting to bring her home. We don't understand why our case has taken so long but we do know that part of our hearts are in Guatemala with the most precious little girl you will ever meet. We are so blessed to have Jacob and I can't imagine not having him in my life but I need Madison to come home so that my heart will stop feeling broken.
Please pray for Wayne and I because this is one of the hardest things we have ever gone through.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Procuradoria General de la Nacion (PGN)

These pictures of of the offices of the PGN in Guatemala. Our case file is in this building currently sitting on the second review's desk.

The reviewer's desks are up these stairs and to the right. Please pray that our case moves to the third reviewer really soon and that the third reviewer approves it in a very timely manner.
We are about to go crazy waiting. I honestly don't know how much longer I can wait to bring Madison home. This has been one of the longest years so far and the thought of her not being home for another Christmas breaks our hearts.