Monday, June 03, 2013

Our Bags Are Packed.....

Since our last post, we received news from our agency.  We got approval from the ministry almost right away!!
So we are going to Guyana......on Friday night!!!!!
 Needless to say, this past week has been a whirl wind of activity.  We booked our plane tickets, packed our bags, got more travel shots for the kids, cleaned our house from top to bottom (thanks to my sister Megan and my mom in law!).  I have a bunch more packing to do, and a few things to go through in my paperwork and we are good to go.  Derek has holidays and then his parental leave takes over after that.  So he doesn't have to go back to work until the end July!  It doesn't really feel real yet.
  If you haven't heard, we are having a casual bonfire tomorrow night.  We are asking those who come to bring a small item to donate to the Home where Keem lives.  Please message me if you have any questions or if you need our address.  Looking forward to seeing you there!!

PS  We might not have explained this in our blog, but we've decided to change Akeem's name to Keem.  In Hebrew, the name Keem means "God will establish".

6 comments:

Amanda said...

Hurray! Praying for you guys as you embark on this adventure!

Lucy van Eyk said...

How excitingly scary!! God be with you all. What an awesome experience for the whole family. You will continue to be in our prayers.

srrraah said...

Hurray! Congratulations Derek & Val! God's blessings on your trip...will be praying for safety and an enjoyable time with ALL of your kids!

james and kelly said...
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james and kelly said...

This is WONDERFUL news! We are thrilled for you all. Bringing home your child is a blessing that will change your life forever! We rejoice with you......and GORGEOUS name! It made me cry! Yahweh WILL establish! Love you guys!

Elizabeth said...

So happy for you. I was so close to adopting my little one. I had to pull out due to a serious personal (mine) medical issue and am so happy another agency family is able to complete the process. Safe travels and good luck with all the necessary steps.