Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Roller Coaster

Yesterday, I got an email from my agency asking me to complete and send a form to Bulgaria ASAP. It turns out that they need a letter from my employer to ensure them that I have a job (other have had to get this done- it just didn't make it on my dossier check list I guess) tomorrow it will be completed (hopefully) and send to Kelowna for Monday and then off to Ontario for it to be legalized, translated, etc and then it will be on its way to Bulgaria.I am assuming that this means that I will not be going to Bulgaria as soon as I was hoping and it will cost me more money as I haev to now pay for 3 courier fees, translation, authentification...I hope its the last surprise before I can go and meet Wyatt.

Onward and upward we go...

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Start packing

I got an email from my agency in the middle of the night to say that in 2-3 weeks at the latest I should be receiving my referral! Which means the 2 or so months timeline isn't accurate :) So I could have my travel dates given in early June and be travelling in June- I best continue packing!!!!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Next week it will be 9 months since I sent in my application to adopt- if it was a pregnancy I would be preparing for the birth of my child. Instead, I am waiting for my dossier to be submitted and then will wait the 2 or so months to receive Wyatt's official referral and invitation to travel.

I am so thankful to be on this journey but also as it gets real I realize life is going to be changing. My hearts is jumping for joy while my head is trying to think through the changes ahead.

I have packed the toys I will be bringing for Wyatt and I to play with just have 2 more things I want to add. I have packed suitcase number one with Smoked Salmon, Chocolate, gift bags and other Canadian gifts. I have bought the medications I will be bringing with me (gravol, immodium, advil, etc) and have some gluten free snacks bought. I have made my list and am making sure I have enough outfits to get me through a week.

Things are starting to get real....

Happy Dance

My dossier has arrived and it will be submitted tomorrow!!!

Saturday, May 17, 2014


My dossier left for Bulgaria yesterday! This means that there's a chance I will get to travel this summer to meet Wyatt! My heart is full and very happy!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

From My Mom

Isaiah 1:17 "take up the cause of the fatherless". I am praying that God is preparing Wyatt's heart to fully embrace you as his Mommy. You will be an amazing Mommy for Wyatt! I look forward to watching the two of you walk this journey God has planned for you. Happy Mother's Day!!

Mother's Day

Mother's Day has a whole new meaning to me this year. Although I am not officially a mother on paper in my heart I am a Mom...I just don't have my son with me yet. I was so excited thinking that next year I will be celebrating Mother's Day with Wyatt home. That is right- home in Parksville!! What a blessing that will be. I know he won't understand the significance but I do.

We celebrated Mother's Day on Thursday with my Mom along with Braelyn's first birthday. My family blessed me with a beautiful locket. It has Wyatt's picture in it which will be a great reminder of what is to come in this next year.

Yesterday, Isaiah wanted to look inside of it and he knew who the picture was of and assured me that Wyatt will come soon.

I have started gathering the supplies I will be packing for trip #1. My list has been made and the suitcases are in my room. I know it could be up to 4 months until I get to travel but I want to be prepared when the day comes.  And let's be realistic it will take me a month to get everything together and bought.

I have bought thank you gifts for my Bulgarian Agency, translator and driver as well as the staff at Wyatt's home. I went with BC caught and smoked salmon, Purdy's chocolates from their Canadian collection and I may get something else that is small but I haven't decided yet. I am hoping to find someone locally who would be willing to write thank you cards for me as I am not sure google translation is trustworthy enough.

For the home where Wyatt lives I will be bringing homemade blankets, some clothing and a cash donation. As well when my parents adopted Aiden they connected with a  church in Sofia who do a lot of outreach and so I am also planning on bringing donations for them as well.

I have a wheely little kids suitcase that I will bring for our visits. From the videos I have I think he will enjoy pulling it around the room. He is developmentally very young and so I have mainly baby type toys that I will be bringing and I am also hoping to bring something that plays music as he loves to dance.

Andrea got me a chart so that we can measure his feet and know what size of shoes I need to buy and then I will bring a tape measure so I can figure out what size of clothes he needs. My guess is size 3 or 4 but I am buying size 5 for now until I know as he can always grow into them.

I am hoping that I will have news on my dossier this next week as the Bulgarian Consulate re-opened last week.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Birth Mother's Day

Today is a day where adoptive families remember birth mom's who bravely gave their children life and did what they saw as best for them. I am thankful that Wyatt knew the love of his birth mom for his first year and I am thankful that I will have the honour of being his mom for the rest of my life.

I do not harbour any hatred or bitterness towards his birth mom. She did what she felt was best for him and she chose to give him life. If she lived in Canada chances are that he would have been aborted.

I hope that one day I will have the chance to thank you for giving life to her son as that means I have the honour of becoming his Mom. What an honour that is.