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Prayer Requests-Month #20

A new month is here!  Here’s what we are praying for this month.

  1. 1. According to MPAK and recent news from other agencies, EPs (exit permits) will begin to be processed early next week. This is GREAT, SUPER, FANTASTIC news, but because of the delay thus far I have to remain cautiously optimistic to guard my heart. I am, however, praying that EPs do start SOON and that the batches would be HUGE and move QUICKLY through the Ministry in Korea.  Let’s get these kids home!
  2. Our boy is turning 18 months old.  18 months! Seriously, where has the time gone? When we first saw his face he was just 6 months old. We are praying that he continues to be safe, healthy, happy, and learning a lot.
  3. We are praying for C’s transition into our family. My heart breaks for what lies ahead for him, but I pray that God can miraculously start to prepare his heart for this big change in his life.  We have also heard that it is very common for a child to reject one parent (usually the parent he is closer to in Korea). We are praying that C bonds well with both of us.
  4. We love, love, love C’s foster family. They are doing such an amazing, selfless act, and we continue to praise God for their kindness towards our son.
  5. We wanted C home months ago! We are praying that the Ministry would have no further delays once EPs begin and that C can join our family quickly. I know April is no longer a possibility for us, and Mother’s Day probably isn’t realistic either, but it would be great to have him home by Father’s Day. We are praying this will happen for us.

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St. Nicholas Day

Lots of fun things… and of course, an orange!

December 5th is St. Nicholas day. Well at least in Milwaukee and in the H household. For those of you unfamiliar with St. Nick’s, it’s the day before all the good Milwaukeean girls and boys get to open their stockings.

I introduced K to the holiday when we were married and for the first time, we got to put together a stocking for C. Because he’s not home yet, we stuck with things that we though would be good once he got here, and — at least for this year — left out any of the candy that’s normally found in a stocking.

Stocking full of goodies

We got C a few things that we’ve read should help with attachment: bubbles and a slinky. We found a good deal on a multipack of play dough, and even though it says 2+, we thought it would be fine for C with a little adult supervision. For his birthday C got an easel/whiteboard/paper-roll combo from Ikea, but we C doesn’t have any art supplies yet, so we got him some colorful chalk. We also got him a little sock monkey, which satisfied my need for nostalgia, while fitting in with his bedroom’s jungle theme. Finally, at the toe of C’s stocking is the most important stocking ingredient: a big, juicy orange! No St. Nick’s stocking would be complete without one!

When I pack C’s care packages, the conversion between K and I is always the same. She always tells me I’ll never fit it all. Well, we’ve learned that stockings are no different :D. It was a bit of challenge (it wouldn’t be fun if it wasn’t), but I got it all in, and we even hung it over the fireplace with care — at least long enough to take a picture to remind us how we were thinking of C this Christmas season.

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