Tuesday, March 6, 2012

A word from Daddy...

Hello Blogosphere..(is that how it's spelled?)

In case you haven't figured it out, this is Jon posting instead of the regular update from Jenn.  Everything is fine with her, don't worry.  I just thought that now was as good a time as any to drop by and introduce myself briefly.

What's amazing to me so far is how fast things seem to be moving along, yet how painfully slowly it goes at the same time.  We manage to assemble a gigantic mountain of paperwork in a matter of days, but at the same time the FBI needs 8 weeks to figure out that we've never been involved in a crime.  So much action, then "hurry up and wait."

I've always told Jenn that one of the most frustrating things about my job was having to wait to finish my work until somebody else did their part.  This is very similar a situation.  We want nothing more to assemble our giant stack of papers, and get the heck on a plane and go get our little dude.  But alas, it just doesn't work that way.  And it's no good at all, knowing that he's at the Bad Place, as I believe Jenn puts it.  If it were up to us we'd be leaving tonight.

I suppose in the long run it's "better" to some extent that the process takes the length of time it does.  We're not heading over to the shelter to pick out a new cat.  This is little boy that will be an integral part of our family for the rest of our lives; so the time we have to prepare our family, our hearts, and our home is probably a good thing - at least from the outside looking in.  We just want to scoop him up and get him out of there though.

Well, stay tuned - I think Jenn has some news coming up over the next day or two...but I just wanted to take a few minutes and introduce you to the other part of this adoption equation.


  1. I left a comment yesterday, but it seems to have gotten lost in cyber space. congratulations on you adoption of such a precious boy! I actually live in Collegeville. Yes, Collegeville, right down the street from you! So glad to see someone on RR from our area! We went through the adoption process almost 4 years ago, to bring home our 2 sons. Our youngest daughter sports an extra 21 chromosome. If there is something I can do to help you all out through this, please let me know. Got ya on my prayer list!!

  2. Great perspective!

    Nikki - get your blog designed and support orphans with special needs in India!


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