Saturday, March 12, 2011

It's been a busy blur of a week. We traveled over to Upper Sandusky Ohio on Wed morning to meet with our social worker. She's in charge of AWAA's Ethiopia program for all of Ohio and we had to make the 2 hour drive for just the first meeting. We thought it was a little odd that our social worker wanted to meet at Bob Evans- but when we got to Upper Sandusky we quickly realized that the Bob Evans seemed to be the hub of business meetings due to a lack of Panera or Starbucks in the area. The rest of the home study meetings will be conducted through another social worker that lives near us.

I took my Kettering exam Thursday morning and then we got our medical exams today. We go back Monday morning to get the lab results and have our papers signed and notarized.

Several cool things/realizations from the week we want to share with you all:
1. Working 2nd shift is good for getting our dossier together. It makes is much easier to take care of things at a time when businesses are open.
2. I met a believer at work who has adopted 3 kids. He just got home in January with his son from China and is very enthusiastic about adoption. I'm looking forward to getting to know him and his wife in the upcoming months.
3. The Cleveland Clinic is an awesome hospital system: painless and efficient. We feel very fortunate to be able to utilize it.

The adoption process is not simple and gets quickly overwelming when you look at the list of 50+ documents that have to be obtained or written. Amanda's been doing a great job compiling the majority of the paperwork, and I'm really thankful for the work she's put into it while I'm working or studying.

5 comments:

Josie said...

Really Praying For You Guys... What an Awesome Privilege and Blessing. Looking Forward to All That God Will Do! Ps 34:3

Love You

Kathleen said...

It's really neat to look back on the path God had for you. Maybe it wasn't necessarily your choice to move to Ohio, or probably for Jon to work 2nd, or the timing of it all, but God knew. I often remind myself (especially when things aren't going the way I planned for them to) that THIS was what God had for me TODAY. I can fight it, or I can rest in it. So glad that everything is going smoothly for you all with the process. We're thrilled, and are praying for you and your babies. Thanks for the updates!

Jon and Mandy said...

Josie,
Thanks for magnifying and exalting His name with us. Love you, girl.

Mandy

Jon and Mandy said...

Kathleen,
You are so right, and you've been there to listen and pray all along the way.

Love you,
Amanda

Anonymous said...

We are so excited to hear how the Lord has been working in your hearts to desire what He has for you. We are told to delight ourselves in the Lord and He will give us the desires of our hearts. You two have done that and it is obvious that God is blessing your obedience. We pray for His continual blessing on your family.
Love,
Franz and Marian