Monday, January 11, 2010

CIS receipt!!!

We got our CIS receipt today!!!! We haven't gotten our fingerprinting appointment, but I am excited. There are only two documents missing for our completed home study....CIS receipt and our NY background check. The NY documents SHOULD be done in 7-10 days. I am just excited about our means the government now knows we are adopting. To me that is really "cool". I wanted to share the good news....

In other good, fundraising news, we have a preliminary design for our T-shirts....and it is FABULOUS!! Once we get the final design, I will post it. Ww are going to sell them for $15 in conjunction with my half marathon. They are great and we can't wait to share them!

Speaking of which I have decided to go through with the race. I did my first run today..... I will probably regret it tomorrow when I do my second run. I realized while running that not only will this help raise money to bring our child(ren) home, but it will help me to be a healthy mommy. I have let myself get "heavy", "chubby", "fat"....choose your word and need to get in check, not only for my self esteem, but to be a healthier, as a future mom, future doctor, and a wife. I also feel that God wants us to be the best version of ourselves, and I am not there right now. My hope is to raise money and get to this point... Thankfully, a new, dear friend offered to help keep me accountable..Thank you (you know who you are).

Have a great night everyone!



  1. I believe in you! You are going to LOVE this 1/2 marathon when it's over. I can't wait to start one just because you are doing it! Whoohooo

  2. Hi Natalie & JT, it's been awhile - but now I'm all caught up with y'all!! God has certainly blessed your efforts and His time is just right. I was thinking as I read your blog - I have a friend waiting to have her physical child - and this little girl is getting heavy - but the wait is still there - and it hurts and wears on her body and emotions - so I guess that is where y'all are. You know waiting is a big, big deal to God - how do we handle our wait??? Ck. out Psalm 27 the last verse - it does take courage to wait - and in that wait what happens?? Our faith in God grows because He becomes our stronghold, our refuge, our shield, our everything - Psalm 131 is so comforting to me in my wait, too. I better go - can't wait to see your t-shirts and praying for those lungs to get stronger as you run!!!