Wednesday, September 1, 2010

44 days and counting!!!

We heard from our social worker in Thailand today, and she's got everything ready for us to meet Max on Friday, October 15th!!!! I love, love, love that we now have a date! Makes everything so much more real!!! We're planning to fly out from St. Louis on the 12th, arrive in Bangkok on the 13th, pick up Max on the 15th, and appear before the board on the 20th!!!!!!! We still haven't decided on our return date. We want to be sure to give ourselves plenty of time to complete all the paperwork we need. It would be better to have too much time, then not enough and have to change our flight back at the last minute!

We've been super busy moving this week. Yes, that's right...moving! Our current house is going to be rented and we're moving into a smaller place a few streets down (still with plenty of space for the three of us!). We've been really praying that some how God would guide our finances that I'd be able to stay home with Max as much as possible. Well boy did He move with this one! Not only will our current mortgage be paid in full each month by our renters, but our new rent will be only half our mortgage! Makes me so excited just thinking about the burden that has been lifted by this!

Our first priority in our new place is to get Max's room looking as awesome as possible!! My only "sadness" about leaving our house was that Max wasn't going to get to see the super cool room that Stephen and I had made for him. But, we're going to make this new room as similar to that as possible! We'll be sure to post pictures when its ready!


FamiljenNilsson said...

Congrats! We have a daughter from Phyathai and are waiting a second child from Thai Red Cross. Were are your son staying?

Malin from Sweden

Jay and Chandra and Penny Regan said...

So happy for you! Can't wait to hear from you while you're in Bangkok. Please pray for us to see God working in our financial situation. We bought a house before bringing our daughter home. Then the year she came home my husband lost his job and my hours got cut. So, we're now wondering if we'll be able to pay our mortgage. Trusting we're in God's hands no matter what happens.

Anonymous said...

Congrats! We'll be at the same board meeting!

Megan said...

God is so good!! Glad you are getting the details of the meeting settled. And so cool on the moving and being able to stay with Max more!! YIPEE

Team Harjavalta said...

Just curious, how long you can stay at home ?
In Finland goverment makes it possible to stay at home for 2 years after child has come home.

I went to work this month, and work only 3 days per week- and so far it has been really good decision for us, our son stays at home with his dad´s or grandparent´s care.

Oh I´m so excited for you. So few days left anymore.. finally Max is coming home !!