I finally took a minute to convert all of Sam's height and weight info from the metric system! Here's my big boy's chart so far! Hopefully he doesn't out grow the 12month clothes I sent him before they arrive hah! Birth 6lb 9oz 1 mos 9.25lb 20.75in 2 mos 12.3lb 22in 3 mos 15lb … Continue reading Sam’s “stats”
It would almost be funny if it weren't so sad. I prayed so hopefully, so expectantly for Sam to get submitted with that last EP round. I felt it in my bones. I knew God was moving. And then it happened! Prayers were answered. God moved mightily. And yet, I find myself feeling so hesitant … Continue reading Praying Expectantly
Sam’s Birthday Gift
We shipped out Sam's birthday gift! It's in a 12 x 12 x 12 box, so it won't be delivered the way the standard small care packages are sent. Thus, I have no idea when it will arrive in Seoul. I'm hopeful it gets there by his birthday checkup, but he may not receive it … Continue reading Sam’s Birthday Gift
We've had a few people ask us to let them know if we plan to do any fundraising! For Sam's first birthday next month, we thought it would be fun to do t-shirt orders in June and then ask everyone who orders to send us a photo in the shirt for his birthday in July! … Continue reading Sam T-shirts!
WE MADE IT: EP Submission!
"I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord." Psalm 27: 13-14 I keep trying to write this post, but I am so overwhelmed with gratitude that I just keep stopping to pray "Thank you, thank you, thank you." We heard … Continue reading WE MADE IT: EP Submission!
Our own little miracle — i600a approval
I feel like I've been trusted with such a precious thing, and I hope that I can tell it well. Life is now broken up into two parts: Before Sam and After Sam. When you think about it, all major life changes work that way. There's before college and after, before marriage and after, before … Continue reading Our own little miracle — i600a approval
No news. No updates. Nothing. The wait is super frustrating. I was hoping we would have Sam's monthly update by now since we got it on the 3rd last month, but still, nothing. I have contacted the National Benefits Center twice now, and as of the last time, we still didn't have a caseworker, so … Continue reading Just waiting
Biometrics are DONE!
Last Monday (April 23rd), Josh saw that we had a piece of mail from Homeland Security, so we both assumed due to the timing that it was our Biometrics appointment notice. I even posted about it asking for prayers. But when he got home and we actually opened the envelope, it was just a letter … Continue reading Biometrics are DONE!
Come on, i600a!
Our official paperwork for i600a approval was submitted early last week. We just saw the payment go through yesterday, so we are hoping that means we will get our biometrics appointment soon! This approval is the last thing we need before we can go into the queue for Exit Permit submissions. We are praying: Everything … Continue reading Come on, i600a!
"She named him Samuel, for she said, "I asked the Lord for him." - 1 Samuel 1:20 When I was pregnant with Jackson, we landed on his middle name long before we agreed on his first name. His middle name is Cecil - in tribute to three great men in our families: my maternal grandfather, … Continue reading Samuel