Waiting Family

Context & Gratitude

Getting into a great bedtime routine = time to get a little more caught up! After lunch on Gotcha Day we headed to a small town about 1.5 hours away that many of the foster families live in.  We went... Continue Reading →


Gotcha – in Bangkok

Nov 1 was the day we have been waiting for for years... Gotcha Day (the day we met our son for the first time)!  Honestly we had prepared ourselves for it to be a disaster and we were surprised and... Continue Reading →

Chiang Mai and more love for Thailand

Ok we had the best intentions of blogging more... but there is so much to see! This was day 3 in Chiang Mai- which is in the northern jungle and is home to over 100 temples! It feels like every... Continue Reading →

Phuket and all its beauty

Sa wat dee ka!! (Hello!) I must say, Phuket and it’s people are quite extraordinary.  I’m not sure if I’ve ever been a place where every single person is pleasant and kind, and this definitely is at the top of... Continue Reading →

The other side of the world 

So we made it to the other side of the world- and wow, it is amazing! This weekend leading up to our Sunday night departure, we were flooded with support, gifts, and prayers from so many people who have been... Continue Reading →

Noah’s Ark

When I was a little girl I dreamed about having a son who would have a Noah’s Ark bedroom. When we learned about Makai I couldn’t get my mind off it.  Luckily, Eric was all for it!  Looking back perhaps... Continue Reading →

Preparing to bring him home

We've been wanting to be in this "step" for so long... it's finally here! The infamous "hurry up and wait" has moved back into "hurry up" mode and we are firing on all cylinders! We are leaving in 15 short... Continue Reading →

Be truly glad – there is wonderful joy ahead!

Sometimes I worry that we share an unbalanced amount of the hard parts over the good parts from our journey to bringing Makai home.  The truth of the matter is there has been a LOT of the hard stuff and... Continue Reading →

The questions

No new updates here-guess we are experiencing one of those timing set backs that wise families before us have warned about... However, through this long wait we have had so many supportive colleagues, friends, and family inquire on how things... Continue Reading →

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