Tagged: winter hosting

Hard. 0

Hard.

We’re down to the last few days of Igor’s visit. This is the hardest part. He pushes us away by acting rude on purpose. It’s difficult not to take it personally, but since this is the third time we’ve hosted I’ve gained some wisdom. It’s just his way to make it easier for him to say goodbye. Sad, but true. He alternates pushing us away with being extra clingy. Earlier tonight he was laying in my arms stroking my cheek whispering,...

As 2013 Ends… 0

As 2013 Ends…

2013 is almost over. This year has brought about big changes. New baby! New home! This time last year we didn’t know if Henry was a boy or a girl. We had just met Igor. We had no idea we’d actually be able to move. I had no idea that I would be living on the perfect piece of land. What will next year bring? I have no idea. Hopefully good things. With Igor, well….we’re all in. We want to adopt...

Alas! 0

Alas!

Tyler and Igor at the airport: Igor loved the Superman sweatshirt. He didn’t take it off until he got in bed, and I think he would have slept in it if it wasn’t (weirdly) 65 degrees outside and warm upstairs in the loft of our cabin. Group shot upon arrival at home! (Minus me…) (Why does this one have weird iPhone distortion? Boo!) Igor and Rosie were so excited to see each other. As soon as the car stopped Igor flung the door...

Big News! 0

Big News!

See the video:   Thanks to a *very* generous donation his hosting is FULLY FUNDED!

Winter Hosting Update. 1

Winter Hosting Update.

Everyone has been asking me about winter hosting! I was so busy and miserable from this pregnancy that I wasn’t able to update while he was here.  It went pretty well, but he was not a fit for our family.  The good news is we found the family that he belongs to and they have already started the adoption process!  He isn’t available just yet, but I believe they do have an official availability date. The reason I haven’t posted any...

7 Days! 0

7 Days!

My insurance woes continue. They sent us two letters in the mail this week. One listed Tyler, Amy, Rosie, and Ada as covered by insurance from September 17th, 2012 to January 1st, 2013.  (Yay!!) The second letter listed Tyler, Amy, Rosie, and Ada as covered by insurance from January 2013 to January 2014.  (More yay!) Tyler called them to double check that my issues had been resolved since they never gave him the confirmation phone call they’d promised.  The lady on...

Miracle and The Crazy Christmas House. 1

Miracle and The Crazy Christmas House.

I am beginning to realize several things. 1) God does actually hear my prayers. 2) God prefers to answer my prayers at the last minute.  Why? I don’t know, but hosting for some reason is full of crazy non-coincidences. I’ve been desperately praying for something to happen to make it so that I can pick up Igor in Louisville, 1.5 hours from my house, instead of the huge grueling road trip to Atlanta at 8 weeks pregnant. I had given up...

Fifteen Days! 0

Fifteen Days!

They are purchasing plane tickets tomorrow!  That means Host Boy is coming!!!!!!! The only things that could stop him from coming now are matters of chance.  He is randomly adopted at the last minute, he’s too sick to travel, he gets himself into trouble and the director won’t let him come…anything like that.  I’m praying none of that will happen, of course.  (Well I guess if he’s happily adopted at the last minute that might be good for him, but I...

Changes! 0

Changes!

Ticker says 5 weeks today.  Fertility Friend says 4 weeks, 6 days. I’m still pregnant.  It’s going by SO SLOW. I hate these first few months.  I think the hard part is feeling physically awful while feeling like the idea of a baby is so disconnected from reality.  There’s no evidence of what will (hopefully) be a squishy, adorable baby. I’m feeling weird–sometimes sick but only in that super empty stomach way, not in the motion sick want to die way....

Thanksgiving & Fall Leaves. 0

Thanksgiving & Fall Leaves.

Apparently I thought Host Boy had gotten his visa but that was wrong information because I found out their visa appointment is actually this coming Thursday. I will continue holding my breath until then!  There should be no issues, but you know. The disorganization of Ukraine and timeline for the program is hard.  I desperately need to buy plane tickets to pick up Host Boy at Dulles but I’m not doing it until after he gets his visa at the embassy...