Tuesday, December 11, 2012

16 months since DTE!

As we approach Christmas, our family also is celebrating 16 months since sending our dossier to Ethiopia (DTE)! 

Two weeks ago was so exciting and encouraging - after nearly 3.5 months of total referral drought, our agency was able to give multiple referrals every day for several days, adding up to a total of 14 referrals in November! Necessary clearances for some of the children in the transition home finally came through, and so we get to rejoice with the families who got good news. We still have a long wait ahead of us... but the referrals resulted in significant progress up the wait list (3 spots movement for us). Progress is GOOD! 

I finished painting this stained glass style piece of Mary and baby Jesus

~Sweet girl, we hope that we will get to celebrate next Christmas with YOU in our arms!