Thursday, December 17, 2009

Filled with Anticipation

If you happen to run in to me you will probably find me smiling. I am filled to the brim with anticipation. Nesting has been kicked into high gear and the realization that we should be just a few weeks away from Mercy's homecoming makes me down right giddy.

I laid in bed last night wide awake until after 1 a.m. running through the scenarios in my mind...playing the "guess the date of Mercy's homecoming" game in my head...thinking of all the things I want to do before she comes home. You know, like paint the walls in the stairwell to the downstairs playroom. Yeah, important stuff that she will really care about (insert sarcasm here). I'm just crazy happy or maybe just crazy. Who knows! Who cares!

Winter clothes for our sweetie are definitely in order. I've done some clearance shopping the last few weeks so she won't freeze. I also bought a heated blanket for the girls bunk bed, which I am planning to order tomorrow. I can't wait to get it all set up and ready to go. Their room is small so the bookcase headboard will be essential for extra storage. I dream of the night I get to tuck her in for the first time, pray with her, and check on her 20 times.

I got the official paper copy of our approval in the mail yesterday and it said our papers were forwarded to the National Visa Center on the 11th. Our adoption agency said we should e-mail the embassy to request a visa appointment on the 28th provided we have that passport.

I keep praying and believing that we are just a few weeks away from Mercy coming home. Excitement abounds. We are praising God for all he has done and continues to do!

17 comments:

mlg said...

That is AWESOME!!

Greg's Wife said...

Yeehaw! This is so great! Why did they say you should request an appointment specifically on the 28th? Just curious...

Salzwedel Family said...

Just because everything should be at the U.S. Embassy by then. We will have given them enough time so that we are not bugging them too early. Reality is that it could all be there by mid next week.

Michelle said...

I can feel your excitement. Hallelujah!

Katy said...

I am just ECSTATIC for you, friend! I wish I COULD run into you and see your smile in person!
=)

Tracy said...

I am soooooo excited for all of you!! I can't wait to see the first pictures of Mercy home with her family!

Hugs,
Tracy

Kathy Eden said...

That's so awesome Stephanie! I can't wait to see homecoming pictures!!!

Sean and Lisa said...

YES!! Counting down the days with you...and covering each of you in prayer. I can not wait to see the pics of her in your arms!

Leslie said...

Yay!!! I'm so happy for you!!

We are Grateful!!! said...

Please Lord...let this happen smoothly from here on out!
Blessings,
Tami

The Gang's Momma! said...

Yippee! So exciting to think that she will start the new year with you all AT HOME. So happy for you all.

Annie said...

Such Christmas blessings. I am really happy that you can have a holyday season full of anticipation and hope.

God's Grace said...

omGoodness you are so excited! And I love the bunk beds so much that we are considering getting the same one with a trundle. We've been wanting to and I really like this and the price is good too! terry

Tracy said...

Yippeee!!!! I can't wait to feel that anticipation! :) So excited for your family!

Jess said...

So excited for you!!!! It would be great to meet in Ghana!

cathy.troy said...

That is awesome!! Praying it will happen quickly.

Deborah said...

I am so happy for you!! The Joy of waiting after approval IS giddy. And I'm with you on doing things like painting stair wells-it's funny afterwards, but so serious when that's where you are-in the nesting mode.
May you have a Blessed New Year.