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Monday, November 16, 2009

Missing our girl

I have not forgotten to update the blog, there just isn't much to say. I mean, unless you are physically going through this or have been through an adoption, it is hard to relate. Lately I haven't really felt like posting.

We have been very busy the past month with Kainen's football, Halloween and work. Kainen was a GI Joe for Halloween. We hosted a "Movie Night" at hour house a few weeks ago. Kainen invited all the neighborhood friends over. We had admission tickets, a snack bar (Danny worked behind the counter), and made the living room like at the "real" movies. The kids LOVED it. It was a very inexpensive evening.

Me, Kainen, Pam and her daughter Maria fly out Thursday morning for Guatemala. We will be there 5 days. Pam has been busy sewing stockings for the children at Casa Alegria. She plans to deliver them and have a short visit with the children. I have been trying to find out more about our case and why PGN refused the judges ruling to move forward. It is insane down there. I talk to family after family who is in this mess like us. If only the government saw the children behind the paperwork. I am going to PGN on Thursday to talk to them. Not sure it will do me any good, but I will be as persistent as I can. It is very hard to be persistent when you live 2800 miles away.

Kinsey is well. She is as healthy as she has been in a very long time. I am so thankful for that. She is saying full sentences in Spanish now. I am soooo in trouble. My Spanish gets better and better, but I am not anywhere close to where I need to be. We call her twice a week. I don't know any child that will sit for 25 minutes on the phone and talk without getting up or losing interest. It is amazing. She has always done this. She sits and says "Hola Mama" "Hola Papa" over and over. It is great. I will post info as it comes. Thanks for being so supportive. I know Kinsey is loved by so many people and you want her home as much as we do.


Steph said...

Oh, I am so happy she will be in your arms very soon. That is wonderful you talk to her twice a week and AMAZING she will talk that long! How special. Good luck with PGN and give that beautiful girl extra hugs from me!

And, I LOVE the movie night! How fun and creative! Of course, I also love that it was inexpensive fun!! :)

Eva said...

goodness! I am so happy to hear from you! and to know you are coming in a few days! I was about to write an email! I have to admit I've been stalking the blog for days now but I didn't want to be seen as 'crazy' ¬¬
I'm sorry I just have wayyy to much free time lately! hehe love ya!

Yesenia said...

I am happy to hear that you will be able to visit soon. I do hope that you are able to have a successful meeting with PGN and that you can move forward. Enjoy your time with your little one!

The gFamily said...

So glad that you will be with Kinsey again soon! That warms my heart! I can't wait to see more pics!

Praying for your PGN visit that you will be able to talk to someone and see some type of progress!

Beth said...

Praying for a safe and productive trip. Give her lots of kisses and hugs and hopefully you will come back with goooood news.

Nicole Saucier said...

You're in my familys thoughts and prayers. We have a 2yr old daughter we brought home at 9 months. We are very thankful as we ran into some MAJOR problems as well. Our daughtr was taken from her foster mom by the police and put in a hogar for 2 months right before the laws were changing. Thry were declaring her a stolen baby! Luckily my adoption agency was on it and got her birth mom to appear in the minors court and get her released. Anyway, we were close to losing her and I feel your pain with how long this journey has been for you!!

Anonymous said...

Brit, she is just gorgeous! Boy are you guys in trouble when she gets older. Have a fabulous trip. I'll be praying for safe travels...and of course, for PGN to get it together.

Will and Aileen said...

So happy to hear that you get to see Kinsey again very soon! She is just beautiful. We are still praying for you.