Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Waiting | Reece's Rainbow

The title basically says it all.

I am waiting.

My dossier is in Eastern Europe. They are translating and getting it ready to be submitted.

Soon, it will be officially submitted and then approved by an adoption committee.

Once it is approved, I receive travel dates!  This feels so real. I am going to see my son!

I don't like the waiting. I'm not good at it, I have a million and one unnecessary questions, and I am fighting the urge to spend every dollar I have on cute little boy things.

I'm sure this will be one of those things that teaches you or helps you grow. I'm sure I'll see that looking back.

But right now I am praying to travel before the end of March, but realistically it may be April.

I am still working towards my fundraising goal of $1,000 by St. Patrick's Day.

This mama is waiting for her son. My son is waiting for his mama.


Look at baby Nels! Isn't he just the cutest?!
This is an old picture from Reece's Rainbow.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Luckier Than a Four Leaf Clover! | Reece's Rainbow

Just in time for St. Patrick's Day, you have a chance to get a fun, lucky t-shirt, and help bring my son home!

I have been immensely blessed financially during this adoption journey. I have received donations, grants, and surprise funds to cover almost all of the costs (about $25,000!).

But I need to raise just a few thousand more.

I have set a goal to raise $1,000 by St. Patrick's Day!

Can you help me get there?

Check out these fun shirts I designed. If you feel led, please buy and share! Two weeks only.

Let's do this!


Monday, February 15, 2016

Au revoir, dossier! | Reece's Rainbow

Isn't that just the fanciest title!

In case you aren't up with the adoption lingo, the dossier is a bunch of paperwork with all kinds of personal information about you and your plans for adoption. Background checks, financial information, medical clearances - everything you might want to know about a potential parent!

Well, as of Friday, February 12, the last bit of my dossier was out of my hands and on its way around the world, making a few stops first.

And I have some pretty fancy feelings to send with it.




A hint of sadness.

And now I wait to travel for the first trip. (The country where my little guy lives requires two trips. One to meet him and one to pick him up!)

Waiting is by far the hardest part of adoption.

I am praying to meet my guy before the end of March, although that is a lofty prayer.

One day soon I will get to hold him and tickle him and tell him how very loved he is.