Sunday, October 24, 2010

Thoughts While We Wait

We still do not  have an approval from the NBC...please pray with us that it will be this week. It feels that as each day passes right now, it means a month in trip time because of the Holiday time in Bulgaria in December. I am still believing in God's miracles...and if a miracle is not His choice, I can find peace in His will. He makes all things good.

But, in the meantime, there were a couple of little tidbits of helpful and fun info I wanted to share. One was about a neat little company called Hullabaloo Stories. This gal creates photo books, BUT they are WAY BETTER than your typical photo books because this gal creates photo BOARD BOOKS! We made a book for Selah and brought it to her. Christine at Hullabaloo was so fun to work with! She wanted to make sure the book was exactly what we wanted with both pictures, wording, and color. She is absolutely wonderful! The neat part about the board book is that you can leave it at the orphanage so your child can have it all the time and not worry that it will get destroyed by the loving hands of many little ones! We kept it simple with pictures of her that we received with our referral, pictures of us, our dog, the house, the backyard, etc. The wording just said things like "my family", "my mommy", "my daddy", "my brother", etc.  You can find her website at

The other tidbit was the trick my girlfriend passed along to me after her experience with adoption and mission work. She made sure I traced Selah's foot on a piece of paper while I was with her. That way, when I got back home, I could put it on one of those shoe chart thingies and find out a pretty accurate shoe size. I thought it was genius and on some of my bluest days, I have purchased the cutest shoes EVER! Just wait for my next post....I'll make sure to take some photos of those cute shoes!

So, that's all, but please don't forget to pray! :-) Thanks y'all!

For you have need of steadfast patience and endurance, so that you may perform and fully accomplish the will of God, and thus receive and carry away [and enjoy to the full] what is promised.
Hebrews 10:36


  1. praying for all of us to bring our babies home. How long have you been waiting for approval? We are hoping to mail our paperwork this week to NBC. Thanks for all your tidbits I plan to use the booksite you gave:)

  2. Hi, Lori.

    My name is Sandi Hegeman. We are with AGCI, too. We have just passed court for our son and are awaiting travel dates for our 2nd trip. We actually got held up by the August vacation, and it set our court day back. We will be praying for your family during this time. Great ideas! Please email if you have any questions or ever need anything.

    all the best,
    Sandi Hegeman

  3. I am praying for you Lori! NBC..grrrrrrr!! We were held up about 3 weeks because of them.

  4. I am praying for you and your family Lori! And, thank you so much for the useful information about the board book and the tracing the outline of the foot for a good shoe fit. How often I have seen a cute little pair of sneakers that I have wanted to buy for our son but can't because I don't know his size. I will definitely put that on my to-do-list for for our first in-country trip. Here's praying that we all get to Bulgaria soon!

  5. quick question you can leave me a message on my blog or email me at

    What paperwork have you had to update and do since your first visit?