Saturday, April 30, 2011

Big Bang Winner!

The winner of the authentic, autographed script of The Big Bang Theory is JENNI PINARD OF OCALA, FL!!!!!!  She won it for $200- excellent!!!!!  Thank you!!!!!!  Jenni is also the manager of Easy Street Family Fun Center which is where we had Dima Day back in early March.  Thank you, Jenni, for being so helpful and supportive of our Dima!

In the meantime Eric and I are still waiting to hear from USICS for a fingerprint appointment.  It has only been 2 days since they received our application and today is Saturday, so no worries (yet!).  Hopefully we will be hearing from them next week.  In the meantime we are gathering the last few pieces of paper and getting things ready to be taken to Tallahassee to be authenticated.  The light IS at the end of the tunnel, we just need to pray that we are not held up after our fingerprinting.  Once we are printed we then have to been assigned a case office who will review our file and either approve or disapprove us to send our Dossier over to Dima's country.  I am not worried about that, it is the fact that some families are being held up at that stage because there is quite a back log (2-3 months!).  Eric and I plan on making some phone calls and being direct/persistent in order to get our file through.  Please pray that the Lord makes way for us.  Our dear Dima turns 7 in 16 days and still on borrowed time!  Remember, children are usually transferred to the other place at the age of 4....Dima has already surpassed that by 3 years now.  Later today I am going to reveal just how we are going to celebrate that precious boy.

Again, thank you to all who participated in the Big Bang Auction.  Thank you to Steven Holland, the writer, and to the cast members of The Big Bang Theory.  I am grateful and in awe at how God provides for our adoption.  If you haven't noticed, our thermometer jumped by $1,000 this past week.  We had a generous donor bless us.  The $200 that we will get will put us over the $8,000 mark! Amazing!

Stay tuned!

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