Okay, so if you don't know me and you're reading this, let me just say that I, Brenna Friend, have no problem communicating. I love talking, texting, facebooking, singing and e-mailing. Right now I especially love e-mail. We have been so blessed to be able to e-mail Meggie everyday and her respond daily, as well. Sometimes, the messages she writes are really short (mostly because she is trying to write in English and it is tough! When she writes in Latvian, they tend to be a little longer and we just translate them.
We were given her foster mom's cell phone. We haven't called just yet because we don't have a landline and need to time it just right because there is an 8 hour time difference. She did ask for more "post" aka. snail mail. I remember being a little girl and wanting mail to come to me. Well, we plan to go from a letter a week to try to send one every day. It'll take a little planning but it's easily done.
We were so grateful to be a part of the Tucker family's homecoming. Their plane was 30 minutes late but the turnout of support was incredible. It was awesome to watch Kristen run down the terminal into her little girls arms and then into a heap on the floor where they reunited in tears. The older girls they adopted looked tired and overwhelmed but relieved to be in America. It's hard not envying them for where they are but I know that we will be there very soon. Holding our little girl and our 3 older children in our arms, loving them unconditionally! On American soil!!!!!!!
*** We are almost done with our Home Study. We have one more interview on Monday, March 1; our social worker will plow into all the info and create an awesome HS that will be, God willing, approved and we can start on our Dossier. We have some of the paperwork done for it already but there is much more to come, at least that's what I've been told. I would love to have our little girl here with us ASAP but money, paperwork, people, government, other people's time tables are all the "stuff" that gets in the way! But she'll be here before we know it!!!
That's all for now.... Have a blessed weekend!