Coppelia-5 Months Home!

These past few days have been filled with mile stones. On Thursday the 21st we celebrated Coppelia being home for 5 months. It is amazing how far she has come in so short amount of time. It is been fun to watch her get more comfortable and get to know her and her personality. Her…

Dear Edric-2017…

Hey buddy, it was 2 years ago today that we met you for the first time in a crowded little hot room in the middle of Seoul. A journey that had literally begun 3 years before was finally approaching the end in that little room.  You were just a tiny little peanut and really not…

More Attachement…

Each of our three little blessings grieved differently and has attached differently. Edric went into total shut down mode for months and had a lot of anger and fear. That fear is still there and I think unknown to him with new situations I think he still has a fear that everything he has ever…

Tickets Bought Again…

We got word this morning that Coppelia’s visa date has been set for April 20th at the US embassy in Seoul. So for the 3rd time in 10 weeks I booked tickets to Seoul. My mom and I will be traveling this time, leaving Clint and all the boys at home. Mom and I will…

Final Approval And Faithfullness….

A year ago this week our paperwork went to Korea for Paxton. We were excited to be a family of 6 and I was excited to be a “boy mom” to 4 boys. Little did we know that less than a week after our paperwork was sent we were going to get a phone call…

And Finally Court…

And today was the whole 5 minutes that we came. Actually it has been a really good week and I wouldn’t give up one minute of our meetings with our little ones, everything else has just been fluff and today was the formality of it all. And it in fact lasted about 5 minutes.  We…

Seoul Ready….

8 Days. Yep in 8 days we hop on a flight for a very long time and will eventually end up in Seoul, ready to meet out kiddos. We got word a few weeks back that Paxton was assigned a court date on February 10th, but around the same time a petition was filed to…

At This Time….

And so I’ve come to realize I have been living in a state of “when such and such happens…then I can feel….” And so on. “When I know if we are going to be making 2 or 3 or 4 trips to Korea…” “When Coppelia and Paxton are both home then…” “When we are able…

Answered Prayer…

It’s been a prayer, and sometimes more of a worry since March. We got a phone call in March with news of Coppelia when we were already in process with Paxton. We were told then that the two agencies in Korea would likely not be able to work together and both adoptions would be treated…

An Exit….

Actually an Exit Permission. Or Emmigration Permission if you want to be exact, but Exit is so much easier to stay and people at least have some idea of what I’m talking about. But yes, we learned today that Paxton’s Exit Permission was approved by the Korean government on November 8th. One more step in…

 Week of Prayer Day 7

And finally we ask on this last day for prayer for our time coming home and those first number of hours/days/weeks/ and months. Remembering from just a few short months ago those first few months are ROUGH at best. Please lift up that time, pray for protection during that time, pray for wisdom during that…

Week of Prayer Day 5

We pray today for this process. For the hundreds of children in South Korea without families and for the thousands upon thousands of children around this world that don’t have a place to call home and a family to love and be loved by. My heart breaks that there are children that go to bed…