Wednesday, September 1, 2010


I love this picture of my boy Jude and his cousin Jake's sweet legs hanging off the bench. It reminds me of a couple things... ONE, how cute little boys are and how this picture captures such a short time of their lives where their feet don't touch the ground when they sit. And TWO, it captures the image of "waiting" to me.

Since getting our Application Planner this past Friday, I've felt this urgency to start marking things off this list. The binder is packed full of important information and instructions on gathering all the required  paperwork we'll need for our dossier and truthfully it's quite overwhelming! Our agency knows that it's overwhelming and that's why they schedule a "dossier run-through call" with you shortly after receiving your packet to answer any questions you'll inevitably have. WELL... this call can't take place until the home study agency we want to use is finalized as a cooperating agency with AGCI... and that is still in the works. Ugh! To be honest, I'm not entirely sure what the hold up is. I have no doubt that I've been "the annoying squeaky wheel" to our agency trying to get my questions answered and figure out what needs to happen in order for this agreement to get finalized which will enable us to move forward. Regardless, it's out of my hands and all I can really do is WAIT until we get the all clear. Waiting stinks! Please pray that the two agencies will be able to sort through whatever the heck they need to sort through  and that, God willing, we're able to use Bright Dreams International for our HS!

I hate having the "Big Hefty" sitting here staring at me, unable to tackle this bad boy. We have however been able to start working on the required educations courses, both the workbook and our online courses. So at least I don't feel like we're being completely useless! None the less there is a feeling of "Dope-dee-Doe" until we can have this dossier run through call.

Ultimately this is in God's hands. I trust His timing. (And yesI wrote that out so I would re-read it to myself and mean it.)

Thanks for your prayers!


  1. Okay, okay, I just did the DRC like three and a half weeks ago, so I will totally do it for you :-) I'm suuuuure AGCI would love me for it. And I guarantee that all my info I would give would be 500% correct.

  2. My advice would be to go ahead and do your FBI fingerprints now. We ended up with our home study and dossier completely done and then had to sit by the mailbox just waiting for that background check to come back. It can take up to 3 months to get it back and it was super frustrating for us! Hope this is helpful!

  3. I think Lara is totally qualified to do the DRC...we can have a conference call if you want!! If only it was that easy, huh? :)

  4. Thanks, Kelly Jo, I appreciate your vote of confidence.

  5. Just keep working on all that education! It will take up a lot of your time!! My hand was hurting after filling out that notebook! :)


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