Pheeeeew! First home study appointment is over! It wasn't nearly as stressful as I had imagined it to be. LOL! Our sw was nice enough to hold our check until we can gather a few more dollars thankfully! My father in law was gracious enough to stay with the kids in the children's area of the library we met at. What a big help that was, and what a gorgeous library West Des Moines has!
After our home study we went to the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines. My cousin Dan Kelley is a representative for Jasper County Iowa. He gave us a very nice tour and some awesome souvenirs. It makes me proud that I have a family member working for us.
While we were there, we got to speak with Dave Heaton, he's the rep for our county. We invited him to the Pizza Hut fundraiser. He sounded like he just might come! How cool would that be!
So now we start to gather the paper and funds for the next step with immigration. It will be around $1000. Sigh. Wow this is expensive.
Throughout the interview process with our social worker it became even more apparent to us why God chose Jeremy to be ours. It's more than I can type or publish, but many of our life experiences are going to be excellent resources to help Jeremy, Emerald, and Jedidiah to become productive citizens and followers of the Lord.
Our son continues to ask, "When do I get my brother?!" Oh he's such a sweet boy. He said to me the other night, I can't wait for Jeremiah to get here so I can teach him how to do the right thing. Ah the innocent love of a child.
Thank you all for your support. Please continue to spread the word of our blog and send the prayers up for us and all the other families in this process.