But mostly it has been about this little guy:
Remember I talked about Danil here? And have been peppering Facebook with his photo throughout the Reece's Rainbow Angel Tree Fundraiser for the past few months?
Well, guess what?
You know already, don't you?
He's gonna be ours. I hope. I really really hope.
We are still in the very very preliminary stages, but we are scheduling our first home study appointment this week, and have officially, unofficially, placed him on HOLD for our family as of today. We have 10 days to get some stuff in and submitted...and then we do this home study thing, and cross our fingers and pray that the social worker sees that he belongs with us, too...
...and then, well, as far as I can tell, we do a whole bunch MORE paperwork, raise a TON of money, visit him in Ukraine, and then bring him home.
We really have put a LOT of thought and prayer into this decision. We know it sounds crazy. We know we already have our hands full. But as a good friend told us, we gave up playing man-to-man 18 months ago; we are already playing zone defense. What's one more??
And little Danil...and ALL those sweet babes listed on Reece's Rainbow...they have so little. And we have so much. I mean, not that we are rolling in extra money or unlimited free time, but comparatively? How can we not?
Doesn't this face just scream MAD HOUSE?? He will totally fit in, I know it. I also have a feeling that he and Chase will be up to a lot of mischief together. God help us all.
breathe in...breathe out....