Austin is finally home and doing great! Instead of a long blog post I thought I would just share some pictures from our first 2 weeks home!
Loved. Prayed for. Worth the wait. Meant to be. Blessing from God. ADOPTED!!!
Finally my son is in my arms forever!!
Exploring the city and having some fun while we are still in country! We will be going home next week!
Today I paid my final fees, contacted doctors, made packing lists (well added to lists as I started pack a while ago 😜) and basically started the final steps to bringing my son home. I'm still waiting on the judge's signature and travel dates but there is so much to do, as I look at the few short weeks of summer and all that needs done both before and after Austin comes home! 😍 I am still selling the last few adoption beads as I pull together the final amounts for our travel! If you would like a bead, bracelet, or angel please contact me!
I can't thank everyone who has supported and helped me through this process. I am still working on writing all the many thank-yous that you all deserve! I am beyond blessed and humbled!
I'm a mom! On June 1, 2016 a judge in Eastern Europe pronounced me to be a proud mama of Austin Youmit Lawrence!
I am beyond excited as I pack and get ready to bring my son home! Hopefully soon the judge will sign his decree and I can go get my boy!
Words don't even begin to express how blessed and grateful I am! Austin is loved so much from so far.
This week Austin and I received some major surprises! All I can say is Thank you Thank you THANK YOU! Austin received his walker/bike and his high chair along with some food pouches and a toy!
This adoption journey has been a crazy experience and shown me so many connections! People from all aspects of my have shown me so much support and love that I can't even begin to say how truly blessed. I am humbled by the out pouring of love and support from financial, to prayer, to even time of those that have helped with fundraisers and even helping me get my house ready for Austin! (Pictures to come after everything is done and ready for him)
One more day closer to forever! Each day I am one more day closer to bringing my boy home!
I received my US approval and Artical 5. I am currently waiting to hear when my court date will be! I miss him so much and it already seems a lifetime ago that I left him!
Praying that my judge will schedule court quickly and sign everything quickly! Hopefully I will be holding my boy again SOON! God is in control and while I may not know or see his reasons I know he is there!
(Sorry it's been a rough few weeks and the wait has a way of making me a little more crazy so I have been a little more emotional. For those that don't know two days after coming home from meeting Austin, my dog was seriously injured and while we thought she was getting better. She relapsed this past week and I lost her. Then 5 days after coming home my "Buttercup" (our main pony for the barn) went down most likely from age. A week later we found out our other pony is likely 10 years older than we thought and she just now beginning to do better after losing her pasture pal. Needless to say it has been a rough spring. I pray that all the bad news is over and that I can end this spring on a happy note of being my boy HOME!)
It seems impossible that I said "see you later" to my sweet boy 6 weeks ago!
I have been waiting 6 long weeks for final approvals to be able to move on to the next steps.
Atleast I am 6 weeks closer to forever!
My arms ache to hold him...to be there next to him...to rock him to sleep! I long for my boy to be home!
My hopes of going back closer to 3 months are slowly falling farther away but I am still hopefull that I will be able to go get my little guy soon. Hopefully this June!
June will mark 1 year since my world started spinning and the amazing changes that have happened as I followed God's calling to adopt!
Happy Baba Marta Day!
Today, March 1, Bulgarians celebrate the day of Baba Marta (Grandmother March) this is a centuries-old tradition of giving friends red-and-white interwoven strings (martenitsi-red and white string brackets or dolls). The martenitsi represents health and happiness during the year and is a reminder that spring is near! These are then placed on trees when the first blooms of spring are seen!
Welcome to my adoption blog. As much as I am not one to post much, I did want to share my excitement as I go through this adoption process. God has provided so much and continues to show he has big plans.