Thursday, April 28, 2011

Thankful Thursday

There is a calmness to a life lived in Gratitude, a quiet joy.
-- Ralph H. Blum

~This week there are NO words to describe my gratitude that we finally received an officer and our immigration approval!  Thank you for everyone who prayed for this so fervently!

Look Dariya, we did it!  We are coming to get you!!!!
~Thankful that Alayna and I were able to get to Topeka (hour away) and back and to the UPS store and have our dossier sent to Dariya's country.  (It left last night and will be there on Friday.)  We had a crazy fast morning....went to Bible study, made Aidan's presentation at school, drove to Topeka and back and to the UPS store and Alayna was happy go lucky and giggly the whole way, we even had a picnic in the back of the van before driving back.  *Update 4/29 OUR DOSSIER ARRIVED SAFELY IN DARIYA'S COUNTRY!!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you UPS!

~Thankful for our team that we are working with in EE that has already pulled Dariya's file and matched it up with our child petition so that as soon as our dossier is translated we can be submitted to the SDA.  They will then give us our court date to travel over (probably in June).

~Thankful for my sweet hubby who took my van out Tuesday night and filled the gas tank so I didn't have to stop on our quick trip to Topeka.

Alayna gave our dossier a final kiss before we said goodbye!
~Thankful for my family that have been so helpful in getting our paperwork done.  The kids have been so understanding when something has to be done asap!

~Very thankful for our stateside person, Nancy!  You are one in a million, we are blessed to have you checking our work and keeping us on track!

What are you thankful for this week?


Stephanie said...

i couldn't be more thankful that your dossier is on it's way, and soon you will be on your way! Daryia's Happily ever after is just a few pages away!!!

Erin said...

Yay! So happy for you! Congratulations!

Renee said...

I'm thankful for you. I am thankful for your heart that is so full of love for your family and for Dariya. Much love, Renee Tam

patsy said...

so excited for you! and that alayna rolling around on the trampoline...too cute :) and thankful to have 'met' so many families like yours who have one sweet angel born with that magic chromosome and are bringing another one home :)

Cathy said...

Happy tears for all of you.

Nan and Dan said...

so so sweet!! thank you! hugs!

Lacey said...

Oh I can't wait to find out that you were submitted and have a date!!

The Monier Family said...

Thank you for your kind note, Rochelle:) Yes, I feel incredibly blessed to have come across those videos. Basically I did a search on Youtube for Dima's Baby House and there they were! God is so good to encourage a momma when she needs it:) Congrats on getting your Dossier off! I have not seen your blog until now and look forward to following the rest of your journey:)