We had our homestudy appointment, and it went very well this afternoon. The kids really came out of their shells and enjoyed talking to the social workers - sometimes they aren't comfortable being interviewed and thy know that this visit really counts to help their sisters come home. We were all very nervous anyway. But it all went well, We have the plans in place for the room remodel and it is all approved! Yay! Making progress, but I stress so much about all of this, that it feels wonderful to have this part done!!!
And on another note, as you see above, 222 pieces of the 1000 piece puzzle for our fundraiser for adoption fees for the girls! We are asking a $2 donation for each piece, and your name is put on the back of a piece. We are going to assemble all the pieces after they are all sold, and then the puzzle will be shellacked and framed, with plexiglass on both sides so they can see all the wonderful folks who helped to bring them home! So, that means we have 778 left to sell! Every little bit helps! There is a "chip in" button on the left where you can connect to a way to donate online! When you do that, we get an email that we have funds, and can get it placed into an account for payments to be issued to the agency! I will be sending thank you notes!!!! We are so very thankful, and because of your assistance, today we were able to make a payment toward the total we owe the adoption agency for the homestudy. Thank you so very much!!!
I sat down tonight - after a very long couple days, and put names on the back of puzzle pieces! Hooray! I sorted out the edges first, put names on all of those and then started on the inside.
"For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans for hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:1es