Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Verbal approval

We received word bright and early this morning via email that the judge approved our petition for guardianship. This is a huge step! We were told it will take six weeks for the written order and then the orphanage will be ready to apply for his passport. These are the worst case scenarios so we *should* be in India by the New Year but we would be thrilled to be surprised with traveling sooner. I am so elated my heart could burst! 

In my kindergarten class this week we have been learning about India, comparing and contrasting how different their homes and schools look compared to ours and how they are the same. We will eat some Indian treats and do a project with different spices. I have told them a little about Ryan on very simple terms since they're only 5. These kids are so excited to meet him. It's the sweetest thing I've seen! To go along with our unit we made these little Tshirts and just happened to wear them today! 

Thank you all so much for the fervent prayers, messages, emails, hugs and love during this step. God has used so  many of his people to sustain us during this time and we are praising Him for that!


  1. I've been following your blog for some time now. Congratulations on this huge step! I hope you get to travel soon and be reunited with your son. All the best Heidi

  2. Thanks Heidi! :) We are very excited to see the light at the end of the tunnel!

  3. I was having trouble with my computer the other day when I tried posting a comment. But know I've been sooooo excited for you all week!! I've been telling all my friends about your journey and that you're almost there. And I love your little homemade shirt that you and your kids got to celebrate with. :)

  4. I keep pinching myself. So thankful to be inching closer! Thanks for sharing the joy with me Natalie. :)