Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Today we found out that we have been approved to adopt 3 children under the age of 6. We sent our request to Colombia in early October and were not certain when we would hear if we were apporved or not. If you all remember, we had tried to pursue 3 siblings over the summer, and that was what led us to request this change. We are still on the wait list, but the most exciting part of this news is that we are at the TOP of the "3 under 7" list. There are no other families looking for a sibling group of this age and size. The next referral of this sort that comes through ICBF will be offered to us!!!! We don't know when this will happen. It is our understanding that the courts in Colombia shut down in December, so even if we were to receive a referral now, we would not travel until next year.

This news could not have come at a better time. I have been feeling really anxious and frustrated about waiting. We have been waiting for a very long time to become parents, and this was just a beautiful reminder that God has not forgotten us. On the contrary, he has heard our prayers! Thank you to all of you who have been praying for us!

We will keep you posted as things unfold. In the meantime, I think we will try to get our house in order to make room for 3 more Eisenbergers.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Have you met Baxter?

The little guy on the right is our latest addition to the Eisenberger clan. He is cute and getting bigger every day. He is sweet and always has this air of wonder and curiosity. He loves his "big sister" and she loves him--they play, fight, sleep and repeat all day long. It is neat to see how well Sylvia takes care of him and the amount of patience she has for him, even when he is yanking on her ears. They make our house feel fuller.

We long for an affection altogether ignorant of our faults. Heaven has accorded this to us in the uncritical canine attachment. ~George Eliot