Texture Tuesday | Progress

Progress.  That is the word I keep reminding myself as we continue to wait for news that we can finally go meet our baby boy!  Well today we found out that our paper work made another step.  Another step marked off our list, another ounce of hope that our waiting is closer to coming to an end!  Today we heard that our Exit Permit (EP) was approved last week!! Yay!! This is what we have been waiting to hear over the last month and a half.  This part being completed means we get to be submitted to get a court date.  So the next thing that we will hear is that we will get to fly to Seoul, South Korea, and meet our son. I just can’t believe it!!

Also, we heard we will be getting some new pictures, video, and progress report on our little guy!! This is LONG over due and I need to see my baby! The last pictures that we received were taken back in June!! Five months since we have gotten any new updates.  It feel like every bit of those 5 months. But today, today I am focusing on progress.  Focus on one step closer to meeting our son. One giant step for having my BABY in my arms.  So while this process has been slow, I am so thankful to see progress!! Yay! Happy Tuesday, y’all!!!

November 19, 2013 - 4:54 pm

Ebba - YAY!!!!!! Such great news!!!! Come on, court date!!!!!!!

November 19, 2013 - 9:10 pm

Renee Browning - I am so thrilled for you guys!!!! Hope your court date comes very soon!!!

November 20, 2013 - 8:52 pm

Lisa - Yay Rebecca and Scott! I’m very happy to read this. We’re celebrating this good news with you :)

Nashville, TN Family Photographer | Thomases, Sadie {Family}

Love this family!! And I love when families let me come to their homes to capture their family! I had not seen sweet Sadie since she was just a few days old, and she has grown in to such a sweet, happy 6 month old! We had beautiful light, sweet smiles, and lots of love with this family session! All things that make this photographer super happy!! Take a look at one of my favorite families!!

Texture Tuesday | A much needed visit

I just can’t believe that it is mid-November.  Can y’all?? I am in the home stretch of this crazy busy season, and so thankful that I was able to take a few days off to fly down to Florida to visit my sister, brother-in-law, niece and nephew! I had not seen them since July, and that has been the longest period we have ever gone in between visits! Never again!!! Blair and Will are just growing so fast, so I am thankful for the time I get to spend with them.  We had such a great visit! I will do a full blog post later about my sweet family soon! But first my sister needs to send out Christmas cards:)I don’t want to spoil the fun! Here are just two pictures of two of my favorites!!

Texture Tuesday | A Busy October

Today is going to be short and sweet, because I have a full day of shooting today! But I wanted to show a few pictures of what I have been doing this whole crazy month of October!! I have been so blessed to meet so many amazing families and couples this month! It amazes me that I get to capture these moments, their love, and their life! I am so thankful and lucky to do this job! Take a look at a *few* of my favorites from this month!!

Have a wonderful week!!! Enjoy these last few days of October because it is ALMOST November!!

Texture Tuesday | Y’all, lets be honest, I’m struggling

Y’all, it has been a rough few weeks.  Well pretty much all of October has been so tough.  This is the month, that in my head, I was sure, we would have our little guy home.  And here it is, October 22, and I am still a ‘mama in waiting.’  I am growing weary and restless…

So here is the latest.  Obviously we are still waiting.  And we know very little else.

Two things we do know are this! We received our paperwork from the US government yesterday stating that we have been provisionally approved for Davis to be our son and classify’s him as our immediate relative.  So in other words, the US approves and finds us acceptable parents to bring home our child!!

We also know that at the end of August we were submitted to get our Exit Permit (EP) approved to bring Davis back with us to the US. We don’t know if we have gotten EP approval yet, but we hope it will be approved by the end of the month.  Once we get that approval, we then get submitted to family court, and we wait to hear when our court date will be.  Right now, we are hoping and praying that we will at least get to travel for court before Christmas, but the way it is looking right now, we will not have our little guy home for Christmas.  We are truly heartbroken about this.

I was reminded by one of my dearest friends this morning of this:

and that same wonderful friend encouraged me to read my Jesus Calling devotional today and this is what it said:

 “No matter what your circumstances may be, you can find Joy in My Presence.  On some days Joy is generously strewn along your life-path, glistening in the sunlight.  On days like that, being content is a simple as breathing the next breath or taking the next step.  Other days are overcast and gloomy; you feel the strain of the journey, which seems endless. Dull gray rocks greet your gaze and cause your feet to ache.  Yet Joy is still attainable…. Recall that I am present with you wether you sense My Presence or not… Rejoice in the fact that I understand you perfectly, and I know exactly what you are experiencing.”

I can’t tell you how many times I have read that today.  Countless.  And each time I have read it, my mood is gradually getting better.  I am staying focused on the peace that knowing my baby boy is being loved on and taken care of, and that he is worth waiting for.

Keep praying friends.  Please specifically pray that our baby boy is growing, learning, and can feel our love.  Pray that the Korean government continues to move through our paperwork quickly and efficiently.  Pray that our EP will be approved and we will get a court date SOON.  Please pray that Scott and I can continue to stay strong and patient through this period of waiting.

Thank you so much to all of you who have been supportive, loving on us, and praying for us! Please keep the prayers coming!!!

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