Friday, October 31, 2014

Some of Wyatt's favourite toys that he learned to play with while we were there. He did not know how to play with toys and we were told that he wouldn't be able too. He was learning and I have no doubt that he will continue to learn how to play with toys.
He also played with Uncle David's tablet.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Court Date

My 4am check on Wednesday was rewarded with a court date!!It was not easy to not wake up my sister and call my parents but instead I celebrated by myself and then went back to bed for a nap before work.

Relief is what I felt. Knowing the time was coming where he will officially be declared my son. I will not be going to Bulgaria until January but that is okay. My last day of work will be January 2nd.

The email that held the great news!!

Hi Heather,
The court date is fixed on 18.11.2014.
Best regards,

NGO Our family

Monday, October 27, 2014

The ups and downs of you'll find out this day....not quite yet...we aren't as far in the process as we do have a judge now....should have a date on Monday....

Hello yo-yo emotions and mindset. So I have no idea when I will get a court date or when things will happen. I do know that soon I should know my court date and then I can plan accordingly!

Looks like January is when I will be picking up my little guy and that day cannot come soon enough in my heart and mind.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

They weren't joking....

....when they said adoption is like a rollercoaster ride. I feel like I have been climbing the big hill on a roller coaster and I am sitting teetering and just waiting for the wild downhill part to start again. The suspense is a presence I feel when I slow down.

I was told that my case was at the courts but then my agency emailed me yesterday to say that it is still waiting at the MOJ and should be sent to the courts soon. It did not move as they were told it would and/or how they expected it too. There was an election a couple weeks ago and so it would make sense that it would cause some more delays.

I am praying that Wyatt will be home by Christmas and I am really hoping I get a court date soon.

I hope next week I can report some good news! For now I am encouraged as I watch people bid and I know that with each bid we are closer to being fully funded! Thanks you for blessing me as I wait.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

What a year it has been!

One year ago tomorrow I officially started my home study and a year later I am waiting to hear my court date. I never dreamed it would move along like it has. Last year at this time I was lost to know how I would ever have enough money to fund my adoption and you have all come alongside of me and made my dream of adopting come true. Without you this adoption would not have been possible at this time.

Last year I was needing well over $30,000 and now I am needing under $6,000. It has not been an easy but it is worth it. Some weeks I feel like I could sleep for days but I guess that is preparing me for the years ahead.

Today as I celebrate my 29th birthday I am grateful for the people around me who have supported me on this journey. This past year has been a full year:
-started and finished my homestudy and dossier
-was matched with Wyatt
-trip with Andrea and Brent to Disney Land
-meet Wyatt!
-Travelled to Europe/Eastern Europe for the first time (my body doesn't like the time changes)
-became a Mom in my heart
-made many dear friends in the adoption world
-held fundraisers
-started getting the supplies I will need for my son
-picked the theme of his room
-learned you cannot please people all of the time (not easy for me to learn)

What is to come this year:
-I will become a Mom officially on paper
-another trip across the ocean
-Wyatt will come home
-I have the honour of bringing Christmas gifts to children, youth and adults in the organization that runs Wyatt's centre
-I will have 42 weeks to bond with Wyatt before I go back to work
-I am hoping to introduce Wyatt to my friends in AB and SK as well to bring him to meet Dale and Vasko (friends we met while in BG)
-I get to introduce Wyatt to my friends, family and favourite spots on the Island

Thank you for your support and coming along on this journey with me.