Thursday, January 31, 2008

Video

Here is a video of our boy that the traveling family got for us.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Growing Up!

Meanings, Waiting, and some thoughts

I like to know what my kids names mean. So I thought I would share.
Ananya's name means matchless, incomparable and Sophia means wisdom. It is so true. Ananya is like nothing else. She is horribly spoiled by everyone, even complete strangers. It takes all of 2 seconds and she has new friends wrapped around her finger.
Anthony is named for his great-grandfather Ambrosy. I never got to meet him, but have heard such wonderful things from everyone about him. Joseph, his middle name, means "he will add". I have always thought Anthony will do something great.
Prasun doesn't have a middle name yet, we just can't decide. I'm sure it will come to us. Prasun means flower or bloom. He already brings God's glory and beauty to our world. I'm positive that can only increase.
I'm so not good at waiting. Several times in the last months, I've had to remind myself again and again that God has a glorious plan. His plans are much better than mine. They have brought me a wonderful husband and 3 beautiful children. The circumstances have never been my planning. 4 of the most important people have come into my life when I'm expecting it the least. I am so thankful that I've been blessed.
So far this adoption has been a little easier. I know the process. I know mostly what to expect. The emotions surprise me though. Everyday can be a battle if I let it. This morning I can't stop crying because I want my son. I regret that I didn't tell him I love him when I had the chance. I'm having a hard time forgiving myself for not knowing completely that he was my son. I know that God was working on my heart. That this had to be 2 adoptions. Ananya needed time home. She, in my opinion, would have had adjustment problems coming home any later. I just hate that I have to wait. I pray that everyone that touches our paperwork is filled with need to hurry. I also know that Prasun is fine. He is so loved and taken care of now. I know the day he leaves there will be many tears. The Ayahs care for the children so well. They love them. They are trying to prepare him for the change. Telling him about a family. Showing him our pictures. Mommy, Daddy, Brother, Sister. All in an album that starts with his picture.

Prasun,
I want to tell you I love you. Everyday I think of you and miss holding you. My arms ache for the day you'll be with me, and your dad and brother and sister. It is coming soon. Know that God has a great plan for you. He is keeping you in His heart always and will hold your hand until the day that I'm there. I'll pray for your transition into our home. That God puts our family into your heart as He has put you into ours. I don't want you to be scared. Many things will change in your life very quickly. Know that your Daddy and I are here and won't leave your side until you are ready. We will do everything we can to help you. Your brother will teach you so much throughout your life as he does with Ananya. Remember your sister loves you, even if she hits you. You have many people praying for you everyday. You have touch many families already. I love you baby. I'll be there soon. Until then, I love you will my entire heart, across the ocean. You are my son.
Mommy

New Pictures

We got new pictures thanks to our friends in India picking up Jansen. Thank you Joy and Jack. Prasun is of course cuter every time I see his face. They apparently shaved all the older children's heads. I have a picture of Anthony like this when Patrick tried to cut his hair. Well enjoy. I'm going to sit by the road waiting for Fedex with the acceptance papers.
Just kidding. (Well kind of.)


Tuesday, January 29, 2008

DOSSIER, YOU ARE OUT OF HERE!!!!!

That's right. Our dossier is finally on its way to Dillon. The acceptance papers are on their way here. Hopefully we can get the tomorrow and get them signed and back in the mail Thursday. I'm hoping to get all these papers to India ASAP. I want my baby.
In other news, I'm updating the blogroll to the right. Check out Jansen's blog as his mommy and daddy are in India right now picking him up. They actually live in the same town as us. Can't wait til they get back home.
Stay tuned. There will probably be new pictures TOMORROW (Thank you Joy).

Friday, January 18, 2008

Almost Done!!

I'm about done with the dossier now. Tuesday I'm driving to Raleigh to get it apostilled. Hopefully by then my papers will be back from VA and PA. I would love to get his acceptance papers Wednesday or Thursday. I'm ready get my papers to CARA. I want my boy.
We have friends going to India next week. They are giving Prasun some gifts from us including a photo album with our families pictures. His picture is the first showing that its his book and his family.
I can't wait to go to India. Pray for me to be patient. Waiting stinks.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Another Picture


The wonderful thing about so many families traveling is that occasionally someone looks back and finds a picture of Prasun that they may have taken and not know it. I know when I got home I immediately got all the pictures developed. It still took me months to sort through and think of the other children I had pictures of. I wasn't very clear headed when we got home.
Well this morning I opened my email to a surprise. I got yet another picture of Prasun. Thanks to Julie and Karen, I got yet another look at my baby boy. And for my birthday!!!
Yes today I'm a day older. Last year has been great and I've changed alot. I can't wait to see what the next year brings. I think Prasun's lovely face in my inbox is a small glimpse.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Dossier Time

I've got the Dossier instructions in my inbox. Lets all pray I can get them finished superquick. I'm ready to go to India right now. I found some crib sets on clearance this week and now I have 2 matching crib sets for the kids. Prasun has some PJs now for when he gets home too. I'm so excited to get going. Hope to have news very soon that this is done and our paperwork is in India.

Such a Big Boy!!

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My Sissy

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Big Brother

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