It has been a great week. We have been able to connect with a number of families that are with Living Hope and going to be adopting a child from Honduras. What an encouragement. Even though we knew there were quite a few, when we got the list and then connected with a number of the families through email it just made me smile. The reality was even more evident. IT is really weird... sometimes it seems so real that we are adopting and at other times it feels like we are just pretending, like it isn't really real. Communicating now with these families makes it feel more real again as we are in this next waiting phase to hear if our paperwork has gone to IHNFA or not. At the same time I have been following 2 families blogs that are both home and traveling home and to see the joy in these little faces with their new families-what an encouragement.
Last night while I was sitting with the girls Alexa was wondering on the world map (I know I have shown her before) where Honduras was and wanting to see where we will be flying on the whole map. It is so neat to see each of the girls processing this journey in their own way. It is hard to tell at times who is more excited about this. Even voicing that if they have the choice on what trip they would choose to go on they have said "hands down, the second trip-they won't want to leave her". Reality hit hearing them voice that, how hard it is going to be to leave her there and pray that the time we will be apart will go quick.
A really cool opportunity to support Honduras and the children of Honduras was shared through another families blog that we wanted to pass onto those following our blog. A toy company that started to help with unemployment and to build up the countries natural resources. The companies name is Tegu.The money that comes in from the purchase of these incredible blocks goes to sending children to school or planting new trees in their rain forest. With Christmas coming up this is a great thing for something new and creative. Please check out this site and even if you are not able to purchase any of their block please send the link onto others. This toy is a bit expensive but when you think what your money is helping to go towards, it is a great gift to the person you are giving it to as well as giving back.
Hoping soon that we will be able to say that our paperwork is at IHNFA.