Thursday, November 19, 2009

Three Months

We've been waiting to hear news of our dossier for three months now. Twelve weeks. We've been hearing news of others getting Ontario approval at the twenty to twenty four week mark, so I guess you can say we're about halfway there with our Ontario wait time. *Sigh* Some days it feels like this will take forever. On the other hand, I am thankful for this waiting time. I'm reading almost everything I can get my hands on that pertains to the Philippines and of course adoption itself.

I am falling in love with the Philippines. The country, the people, the climate (hot and humid!). I love the value that the Filipino people have for their families and their heritage. I hope we learn enough to teach our Little One well about his/her home country.

I'm hoping to cook some Filipino dishes over the holidays. I made pan de sol in the spring which we all really enjoyed, but really it was not much different from the breads we eat already. I think it's time to try adobo, pancit, or mango bread. Mmmm! I can hardly wait!

It's also time to start learning some Tagalog. I'm having a hard time finding any good links on the internet, but I did discover a Tagalog English dictionary at Chapters (Cdn. equivalent of Barnes and Noble).

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  1. Hope your wait is on the shorter end of the range! Do you know if you will adopt a boy or a girl?

    I was kind of sad this week that our World Vision child from the Philippines has moved and now we have a child from India. I thought maybe when you went there, there might be a tiny chance you would be near where he lived. I think the Philippines is so we have to learn about India.

    I haven't tried anything else from the Philippines, but our kids love pancit. I can't find the rice noodles that worked best anymore since Zehrs changed to Loblaws. They were called Rice Sticks in a red package--if you see them anywhere, please let me know.

  2. I am praying that you get good news soon!
    We had a lot of Philippino families at our old church and the food is fantastic! We loved pancit and they brought it to every potluck. Yum!

  3. Hello! Try this website:
    I found it helpful for some language help.

    Good luck with cooking. I just discovered we have a Filipino restaurant not far from home we are going to visit soon!

  4. I'm praying that you get good news soon.

  5. I'm glad that you're loving our culture. If you need any help in figuring out stuff, just let me know!

  6. We have a ministry to Philippinos in my church. I will ask about this language.We have been the recipients of some of their customary food.

  7. Waiting is hard sometimes but what an abundance of blessing to come and how exciting to look forward to!!! Praying that during your wait the Lord will give you much wisdom as you prepare for your child to arrive ~Blessings Heather

  8. Kamusta ka o? You will love the Philiphines! I can't wait to see your little cutie! Such beautiful children.

  9. Oh waiting is hard :0) But God is preparing you and your child,


  10. It's so hard to wait! I'm SO excited for you!

  11. Our son Jeff posted about the Philippines on his photo blog. Here's the address:

    Have you read Lindy's blog? Wow. I thought of your sweet family and your generous hearts.

  12. Thank each and every one of you for your kind words and prayers!

    Sonja, I checked No Frills, but none there.

    Allison Family, thank you for the link!!

    Nina, I'm sure I'll have some questions for you -- especially when we get the great news!

    Pom Pom I will be sure to check out your son's and Lindy's blog!



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