It's been a while since I've reported about our progression toward Natalie.
For a while it felt like we were stuck in "paper-chase purgatory" and that we'd never move forward.
Thankfully that all changed Monday.
A long awaited envelope arrived from Lee's Summit, Missouri. The very last piece of paperwork ~ our provisional immigration approval to bring her into the country ~ is, at long last, in our possession. Better yet, it is in the possession of our agency.
Finally, finally, we are in the final stretch of dossier collection, only authentication through the Chinese Consulate stands in our way of sending those precious papers overseas. There still may be a while to wait, but finally there is light at the end of the tunnel.
And so this week I've been allowing myself the indulgence of getting ready to have one more little one in the girl's room. I've searched the world wide net far and wide to find sweet, little girly sheets,
|one empty bed waiting to be decorated and filled. |
(last step of the bunk bed project, a fresh coat of gloss white, to come)
Now just to have her here...