Monday, December 14, 2009

Praying about something…  

We talked with a good friend of ours tonight about his suggestions for more living space at our home. We have discussed converting our garage and changing the office/computer room/piano room/practice room into a bedroom for a short term solution. Our friend is in commercial building and has a lot of knowledge.

His assessment was that we needed to add-on. That’s something we have thought about, but quite frankly we are unsure of whether we want to borrow money in order to do it. We are praying and asking YOU to pray too. God knows' what we need to do…we just need Him to show US…even if it’s only one step at a time. We just need to know what the next step is for us right now.

Tomorrow night, we have our homestudy appointment. We then need to get our USCIS (immigration) paperwork in and get our background checks done.

Lots' to do and not much time to do it in! Please keep praying. Ruslana is waiting. She has no idea what all we are doing to bring her home. We love her already and can’t wait to hold her in our arms.

Micah’s surgery went well. It took about an hour and twenty minutes. He has a red cast from thumb up to his arm pit (so he can’t get his hand to his mouth and chew on it). He’s on tylenol with codeine so he’s groggy and sleeping well! He’ll have the cast for at least two weeks. I hope it doesn’t cross his mind to use it as a weapon or a baseball bat. You have to watch out. He has trouble controlling that arm because it’s so heavy! Since it doesn’t bend, it swings wide! Ouch…that would hurt.

When we were waiting on them to take him back, he was asking for food (of course he hadn’t eaten since last night). I told him that after his thumb went bye-bye, he could have a cracker. He started waving goodbye to his thumb again, saying bye-bye, and kissing it…then he proceeded to try to pull it off. He pulled and twisted over and over. He REALLY wanted that cracker! As soon as I got to recovery, he was sitting up, very groggy and he asked for the cracker! He just held it for about an hour before he ate a bite, but he had his cracker. He’s smart and cute! Thanks for your prayers today.

Blessed be the Name of the LORD!

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4 comments: to “ Praying about something…

  • Kisha
    December 15, 2009 at 8:14 AM  

    I'm not sure if you are opposed to used materials or not, but you may check with local contractors and sometimes even craigslist. Often times they will have surplus or intact used materials that help cut the cost of remodelling. It will all come together, God always provides. Let people know you are looking for any and all the materials you will need. You just never know who will step up to help.

  • Traci
    December 15, 2009 at 5:42 PM  

    I'm glad to hear that Micah's surgery went well. I'm still praying for you guys!

  • Rachel
    December 15, 2009 at 8:42 PM  

    praying for your adoption process and your remodeling. i remember all of the trying to figure out the logistics of adding another family member.

  • June Berger
    December 15, 2009 at 11:18 PM  

    I'm so happy Micah came through the surgery well. Praying for a quick healing and pain control for him. Praying you here what God wants you to do in regards to your making more room for Ruslana. It can be a challenge when adding new family members ;o)