Since Ukraine is 7 hours ahead of us, we are only hours away from having our dossier submitted! Please pray with us that all of our documents will be accepted and then continue to pray with us that we will receive an appointment date in a timely manner. We are really hoping to get an appointment close to Thanksgiving for several reasons but we know its all in God's time.
I am so excited that we are this close, but I am also getting more than a little anxious about being away from my boys for a month. I feel kind of guilty, honestly because any mom would probably tell you that they KNOW that no one can take care of, love on, and protect their child the way they do. I know my kiddos will be well taken care of and probably spoiled silly, but I'll miss them like crazy.
But I have been thinking... the child or children that God has called us to adopt has been alone their entire life. What is one month compared to a lifetime without love? Yeah, so that kind of put it into perspective for me. I have another child that needs me to come bring them home so that we can start making up for that lost time.
On a lighter note, I hit the jackpot at Sams Club yesterday. We had been looking at buying Underarmor ColdGear b/c according to my ROTC Cadet brothers, Underarmor is the best thermal underwear out there. But it is also $50 for each piece. Well, I found a knockoff brand of it at Sams Club for $8 a piece. I'm certin its not "quite" as good, but its darn close and will definitely work for what we need. I also found myself a pack of wool socks. I am a sock snob for sure but these were a great price and I'm now set for warm feet in Ukraine. I also got each of my boys an 8 pair pack of socks for like $6. Sweeet! It was like everything I had been looking for just all stuck in one spot so I could grap it and go.