So here it is .....almost July and we are still waiting on a homecoming....
However, the wait is getting closer to being over.
We are getting submitted to Passports tomorrow! We have been waiting over a month to get to this stage!! At the same time, we will be getting submitted to USCIS. Both of these steps run concurrent to each other. (Yay!!) Both steps are taking about 6-8 weeks to complete. Then last minute doctor appointments for the girls, some Visa printing, and then travel approval for the rest of us to buy tickets!!
Have we mentioned we are going the crazy route - and taking ALL the U.S. kiddos with us for pickup? We have prayed and prayed about this since February and truly feel God's leading for this to happen. So many advantages, only a few disadvantages.
At this point, we are going for an August homecoming!! Pray with us that this happens! You all have been so faithful in praying for us thus far and we are so glad you have teamed up with us!
In other news - the Batchelor's are on the move....
We are heading to Richmond, VA in July. With Ryan's promotion brought a new set of orders. I'm sure he's doing something really, really important - it just hasn't been put into long term memory for me yet. I went to Richmond three times in the last two weeks, and the last time I traveled, I found a house! We can't wait to host visitors after we cocoon a bit with our family!!
Batchelor Academy has started once again. We are on Week 3, plugging right along. We (ALL) chose to start early so we can take the maximum time off when the girls come home. We are anticipating taking our two months off when we get back to solidify bonding and attachment. We all get to just be a family, without too many distractions and other happenings!!
With all these changes, we are praying we don't forget anything .....ok, we are really praying we don't forget anyone at this point. We will do our best to stay in communication, however, please realize that this is going to be some serious transitioning for our family. We have some kiddos that are dealing with all the changes superbly, however, there are those that don't want to move! Please pray for hearts to be flexible and that they feel grounded, even though everything is changing for them! They are anxiously awaiting to meet their new sisters, and are even talking about what they are going to do with them first when we all get HOME!
HOME - what a sweet word for us at this time.