I realized recently that it has been nearly 3 months since my last blog post – I guess that is fairly typical for me. The past few months have been hard, to say the least! We have been distracted a bit lately with the requirements for updating our home study. It officially expires in early November. We had to have all of our background checks re-done, an updated medical report, and one home visit with our case worker. Most of this process was painless. I did have one rant on Facebook regarding the state government! I am still not even sure that they have processed our paperwork. Our home visit with our case worker was so encouraging. She is such a kind, Christian woman! We are so thankful to have her advocating for us. In the mean time, we have been encouraged to check out pediatricians and attorneys in the area. We think we have a good option for both, which is a relief. Otherwise, there is nothing new to report. Our agency tells us that our profile gets good feedback, but no one has requested to meet with us. We are still praying that Baby Horn will come home in 2013. We earnestly desire for this to happen! It seems more unlikely with the passing of each day, but we believe that with God, all things are possible. If you are willing, please pray for us daily between now and the end of 2013. We are not looking forward to another holiday season without our children, but must balance being hopeful with realistic expectations. My husband is much better at this than I am! I told him that I am almost to the point of stripping away any emotion. Pray for those birth families that are reviewing our profiles. And finally, please pray for wisdom for Phil and I as we think through some decisions in the coming months. Thank you so much for your faithfulness! It’s been exactly 22 months since we officially started this journey.