(Thank you, Jane) As it happened…. we read the new report on the same little chunk of darlingness from Cali, Colombia. She is healthy, happy and hearty. The new pediatrician was favorable of the new report and helped us with where to go from here. Her final statement to me was, “Make your decision and wait for your miracle!” Oh, I loved that… almost as much as “As it happened” which means God has been Jehova Sneeky again. Always working on our behalf, knowing what’s best for us and our family…. beyond what we can imagine or think.
We accepted the referral for Nora, but she has asked us to change her name….. but we don’t know if she means her first name, or middle name or last name. So we don’t really know what to call her at this point. “Zaza” still pops out because a nickname of 3 years….. sticks.
We were at peace with the decision and figured we would travel to get her on Jan. 15th when the Colombian courts open again. But NO! We are traveling THIS Thursday… yes, Thanksgiving Day, to go get our little girl. I’m in shock. Real life shock where you have to take a nap because you can’t figure out what to do first.
A friend of mine showed up today with her notepad. She said she would decorate our house for Christmas while we’re away and she needed instructions. She also is going to pick up my newspapers and keep my coupons up to date while I’m gone. This is a true friend! Another friend showed up with huge cookies. That’s a true friend too. Meet the basic needs in times of stress.
AHHHHHHH! We leave in five days! So, I’m re-doing Nora’s scrapbook, since the original photos are outdated. I ran and got my hair cut and colored, since we need to take a close-up photo of Rick and I and we’re not supposed to change our hair before we meet Nora on FRIDAY! She is attaching to this photo on Monday! My wise-cracker of a daughter looked at me yesterday in the height of excitement and frazzledness…. bed head, no make-up and sweats… and said, “We should probably take your picture like this since this is more likely what she will see every day.” Very funny. Very true. But not going to happen.
OK, I’m off to count suitcases and see if my boys have pants that fit them. Prayers for peace to reign in our home would be much appreciated.