Micah turned 4 on August 30th! He is so big now and THINKS he is so big (or at least as big as his brother). He is one of the sweetest blessings in our life. God has given him the best little smile that can melt your heart and make you laugh even when you are supossed to be serious as you discipline him :) Yes...it happened already today!
Tons of paperwork - check
Fingerprints - check
Homestudy Interviews - check
Boxes removed from Grace's room - not yet (still working)
God seems to be moving us along quite a bit faster than we had planned.
God Story: There is a piece of paperwork that has to be sent off to the state that has been taking 3-4 months to get back. So as soon as we started our homestudy we sent that paperwork off knowing it would be the longest part of the process. Well we then moved, set up our new home, and put our other homestudy paperwork aside since we had 3-4 months. God had other plans for us - I got a call from our social worker last week and she informed us that the paperwork came back in 2 WEEKS!!!
God's timing...I am always reminded of His perfect timing when I am in a waiting period - waiting on a new job, our house to sell, an answer to a long-standing prayer, etc...but this time is different. God is moving faster than we had planned on this homestudy and I have wanted to say "Lord, wait up..you are moving too fast...we aren't even done with all of our paperwork!" But of course He reminds me that His timing (slow or fast) is always perfect. He knows exactly when Grace will be ready for us and us ready for her - He is in complete control and always going before us preparing the way. I love Him and His ways!
Wes' dad, Mark, is turning 60 this year and we are celebrating with a family beach vacation. We had an amazing day and I will post pictures/videos hopefully tomorrow. A couple of hints...crab catching, dolphins, snorkeling, beautiful weather! Love being at the ocean!