Monday, March 29, 2010

Drew's March Update ~ The Last One

Because Drew is at New Day we are lucky and blessed to receive monthly updates on him. Below is the update is foster mom wrote for March along with a birthday picture.

Dear Friends,

We hope this note finds you doing well, and that you enjoy reading this month's update.
Drew is 4 Years Old.
Drew’s foster mom wrote this update:
Drew has been very healthy lately, and you can observe this by taking note of his chubby cheeks. You can also observe his mischievousness in his smiling eyes, and the cleverness revealed on his little mouth. He is doing well in school, and his teacher praises him often for his concentration in class.
One day, he saw his older sister coming back home. He ran in front of his sister and smiled, saying, “Sister, I missed you so much. Did you buy some wonderful things to eat?” She carried him in her arms and told him, “Yes, I bought a lot.” When they got inside, they took out the yogurt, snow rice crackers, candy, and egg rolls. Drew said, “Wow, sister, I love you. I am so happy to eat all this food you bought. Thank you. When I grow up, I will buy you wonderful foods.” His sister smiled.
He is such a sweet boy!
If you ever have any questions, please let us know. Thank you for your continued support.
New Day Staff

As I was getting ready to post this, it dawned on my that this will more than likely be the last update I post from New Day. We are only days from getting our TA for Drew (I hope), and knowing we have to be in China before May 1 for Ming, we are hoping and praying to leave here on April 14. Our only hang up is Immigration (imagine that). We know that our officer has our paperwork and all she needs to do is approve it and send it on to the next step (which is what she told me she would do on Friday, but did not). So, please pray that she is able to get to it today, and overnight it to it's next destination. If she is able to do that, there is a really good chance we could have everything back in China by the end of the week.

I hope everyone had a good weekend. Ours was pretty uneventful. We took the kids to Emma's school carnival on Friday (I will post pictures later), and on Saturday Emma and I had a girls day out, and Sunday Matt and I had a "date" day by going around and picking up last minute items for our trip. Oh, I did get the suitcases out last night and will probably start getting them ready to be filled. I am getting SO excited. I cannot wait to go back to China and share this experience with Matt and Blake this time.

Anyone have any ideas for the gift for the Officials in China??????


WilxFamily said...

wow...last one for you too. Drew is really something else. Such a sweet boy, and quite the character. I can't wait to meet him. I will tell him you are coming VERY SOON. Maybe just 3 more skypes?!

We are still praying for your family!! For provisions...right down to mattresses, and sheets. :0)

This adoption journey is almost over for both of us! Wow!

Tara Anderson said...

THE LAST ONE!!! I love it!!! Can't wait to see you bring your boys home!

TanyaLea said...

Can you believe that we will all be 'sliding into home plate' soon!!?!! PTL, our children are coming home! <><

Chris said...

How exciting!!! Praying that your immigration officer get the paper work done & mailed ASAP!

The letter from Drew's foster mom is just precious!!

The Ferrill's said...

Mandi, I'm praying for your TA super fast!
I am SO excited for your journey to TWO! WOW! What a surprise! Praying for your family and for your two new SONS!
As far as ideas for official gifts, we gave American manufactured pistachios. Someone told us that people like them a lot in China. ????? Offical gift buying is always one of the hardest things to do!
Praying from AL tonight...

*Overflowing* said...

Sooooo exciting! Praying for your family!! Hurry up immigration! We are are waiting on immigration, too but for our I-797C approval.

(oh ya, official gifts...we are making some really cool necklaces & bracelets for our fundraising. The bracelets would make fabulous gifts...that's what we are going to do :)