This is how our day starts today. Mark and I got up at 5:30 to drink some coffee before Summer woke up. I think Mark hit the alarm clock three times before it finally went off. We got ready, and Summer ready. I let Kramer and Sassi out to use the bathroom and then feed them. Sassi is limping really bad. we are going to have to take her to the vet sometime today.
We stopped by McDonald's drive through for breakfast on the way into town to get our finger prints done. Dropped Summer off at her Mimi's house for a bit.
Now it is around 8:15 and we have to be at the Us Immigration Office by 9:00. Mark and I are thinking we will be there way early. We turn onto Summer Ave and the traffic is backed up as far as we can see. The time is now 8:40. We are getting into panic mode because we do not want to be late for this appointment. We both took off work to make this appointment. Mark is saying the devil is trying to make us give up on this adoption. Mark says, "No way are we going to quite now!!!" We made it to the appointment meeting around 9:02. We are running inside thinking that we will be turned away if not right on time. No. They were ready when we got there but not pressed for time.
At the Us Immigration Office we see a family that is Chinese. They have a little girl who is four years old. She was so cute. She kept smiling at me and talking to me while I was waiting on Mark to get his finger prints done. God is so good. He makes every opportunity to show us how good He is. Most of the time we are in such of a hurry, we might miss what He wants us to see. I am glad we saw this family and this little girl to help keep us going.
Now we wait to see how long this takes to pass us through immigration so we can send off our dossier to Taiwan. I hope it does not take too long. I am so ready to get our papers to Taiwan so a family might pick us soon. Anyone that reads this please pray for us and our family during this time.
It is now 12:05 and we are about to take Sassi to the vet. I hope nothing is too wrong with her leg. We are having to drop her off and leave her until later on, because Summer has to get a checkup at her doctor's office at 3:00. Then we are taking her to get pizza after she gets her shots. FUN!!!!! Glad we have all this to get done in one day!!!
The McDade Family
- The McDades
- Hi! Our names are Shannon, Mark and Summer McDade. We are a family of three wanting to expand our family through adoption. We were planning to adopt from Taiwan, but the wait has helped us change countries to Ethiopia. God has a purpose foreverything and we are going to stay faithful and follow Him.