Friday, December 13, 2013

Meeting Update

Hello everyone.

First of all, thanks so much to everyone who has prayed for us this week - we appreciate it so much!

Our meeting went really well this afternoon (where we got the full presentation on the kiddos). We aren't saying much as of yet, but we were very encouraged!

Look for more updates as the weeks go by.

Please keep praying for the lead paint test - that it will be moved up if possible, and that we will pass!

Thanks again so much!

Conor, Carling, and Ciahna

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Big News, Big Prayer

Hello everyone. It's been a while here I guess. But we're back with some big news, and some big prayer requests.

Today Carling got a call from our social worker that we've been selected for a sibling group of two (a two year old and a one year old). We have a meeting with DSS, where we'll get the "full presentation" on the kids, and will learn everything DSS knows about them. We already know a good bit about these kids, and are confident that they're ours.

So that is the amazingly big news, and we are so overjoyed about it. Thank you to everyone who has prayed for us throughout this process.

Here's the big prayer requests.

We moved a few months ago, and haven't gotten our new house tested for lead paint yet. The kids can't be placed with us officially until we take and pass the lead paint test. However, the person who tests for lead paint can't come out until January 2nd, and we are really hoping to have our babies home by Christmas.

We would love it if you would pray for us that:

1) The date for the test would get moved up somehow, and

2) that our house would pass, so that we can get our babies as soon as possible.

Another big prayer request regards transportation. We would really love to get a minivan so that Carling can drive everyone around easily and safely. If you know anyone who has a van that they would like to sell for relatively cheap, please let us know. We don't care about age or looks, as long as it runs well, and still has a good bit of life left in it.

Thanks so much for your prayers and your encouragement over the last year and a half!

(today Ciahna told a friend that she has a brother named Conor Burke!)

Conor, Carling, and Ciahna