Do not be afraid, for I am with you;
I will bring your children from the east
and gather you from the west.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
When Does School Start?!
I LOVE having my kids home and being able to be a little liesurely in the morning, go and do fun stuff, get to bed a little later, and just be bums. Our summer has been so good! The kids have played well together and just had their usual little spats. But this past week has been AAAAUUUUGGGGHHHH!!!! Especially the two boys! They have been wrestling, chasing, tearing up, and being so ornery! This is usually how it goes: C says, "Hey E want to wrestle?" E says, "Sure!" They wrestle for a maximum of 2 minutes before I hear from E, "WWWAAAAAAUUUHHHHH!!! He hit me!" I say, "Where did he hit you?" E says, "Right dere." I say, "CONNER! Play gentle with him, he's only 3!" C says, "But Mom I barely touched him!" Then after a few rounds of this same scenario I got smart and watched them a little closer. E was doing it because he knew it would get C in trouble! The little stinker! I wasn't giving him enough credit. So, all that to say that I never wanted to be one of those moms who wished their kids went back to school, but this past week I can't wait till they go back to school!
I am a wife to a wonderful man, and a mother of five beautiful, healthy children. If I had time, I would get organized, read, research stuff, exercise (pressing on!), and take more naps. We live in the great state of Oklahoma. Life is good. God is great!
A List of Common Adoption World Abbreviations and Terms
SWI - Social Welfare Institution, the orphanage, but also sometimes an orphanage and a home for the elderly
SN - Special Need, some of the families request a child with a special need, we have chosen not to
LID - Log In Date, the date your dossier is officially logged in in China
Travel Group - All the other families who have the same DTC/LID date as we do and we will all travel together unless one of them chooses a child with a special need. Usually all the referrals in a group come from the same orphanage, which will be another thing we will have in common with our travel group.
I-171h - a PPP that we waited 6 weeks on so we could finish our dossier
USCIS - United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
Bethany - Our adoption case worker at Dillon who is very patient and has a great sense of humor
Dillon - Our adoption agency, which we love, is based in Tulsa, but serves many parts of the country, and it's Christian based
PPP - Pretty Peace of Paper, once you have received the pesky one it becomes the pretty one ;)
PPP - Pesky Piece of Paper, which is any piece of important paper you are waiting on
Referral - The first picture you see of the child you have been matched with and a brief medical history