Here is the latest on our adoption.
-Preston has his individual home study interview Thursday at 2:00.
-We are in the middle of our Hague training. We are doing one module a night so we should be finished with by next Monday.
-Our medical exams are scheduled for next Thursday.
-We are attending Crossings. A 1 1/2 day seminar on raising an internationally adopted, older, specially needs child in mid-January.
-We are in the middle of reading the Connected Child by Karyn Pervis. This is an EXCELLENT book. We are learning so much through all of this on-line education. I can definitely see the value in all of it and we will be way more prepared for parenting our new child.
Several of you have asked for ways to support our adoption financially. There is a link on the blog to our Pure Charity adoption fundraising website. You can also visit it by clicking here. You can write a check and send it directly to Lifeline (our adoption agency), you can send the check to us or you can enjoy some yummy coffee while supporting us. (some of the proceeds of coffee sales come directly to us for the adoption) Click here for a link to the coffee.
Sunday, December 29, 2013
Friday the boys and I went to Anniston with my parents to meet my Aunt Connie (my Mom's younger sister) and Uncle Wayde. They live in Canton, GA so Anniston was a great half way point. We spent 3 hours catching up.
On the way home we stopped by the Leed's outlet mall. None of us has ever shopped there do we wanted to check if out. The Christmas tree in the court yard was beautiful.
Posted by The Hite Family at 9:20 PM
Friday, December 27, 2013
Should the differences among people rank their eligiblity for friendship? Should some groups of people be seen by society as less desirable? If someone, let alone someone famous, befriends them...should it be a big news story? Should we all cheer for the one who befriends them labeling it a touching story?
I have heard from many people about touching stories of people befriending a kid with CP. Funny thing is I don't hear any touching stories of typical people becoming friends. Am a supposed to rejoice that someone would "stoop down to the level of someone with CP"? Am I supposed to see my children as less than desirable? No! Instead of praising someone else for making friends with someone who is different; go out and make friends with someone different. You will probably find out it is one of the biggest blessings of your life.
Posted by The Hite Family at 10:01 PM
Yesterday we enjoyed Christmas in Huntsville at Preston's brother's house. It was great spending the day just visiting with family.
Posted by The Hite Family at 8:36 AM
Thursday, December 26, 2013
We enjoyed a wonderful Christmas Day visiting family and celebrating the birth of our Savior.
The boys very excited to open his presents from Santa.
Posted by The Hite Family at 8:10 AM