news of a different kind

This is not our child! I want to be very clear before we move on any farther. This is not our child! This cool guy belongs to some friends of ours. I have actually posted these pictures without their expressed written consent, so hopefully they will not disown us as friends. Guys, if you’re mad, sorry. I will remove the offensive images as soon as possible.

We do have some news, and to go along with it I wanted you to see a real live child who is in the same situation ours is and will be in. Parents, thank you in advance for allowing this. He’s a cool guy and a good looking kid. We hope to be so lucky.


We received a phone call a little over a week ago with some great news. There is a lot to say, but to sum it all up we basically found out that our letter of invitation to travel was in DC. The letter is required to get an entry visa, and we thought it would be a few weeks before it came, but it showed up.

Then we got a call a few days ago saying that we need to get our visas by March 3rd and that we would be traveling sometime soon. The best estimate we have right now is that we will travel around the second week of March. We will be in country for somewhere around 2 months, which puts us back here with our new baby around mid-May if things go well. So we just have a few weeks to get some things set up at the house, stock up on some last minute or forgotten baby things, and figure out how things will function while we are gone. Oh, how we will be missed, I am sure.

Today as I type this the current temperature where we are going is -11 F. The high for today was -9. Not good. We’ll have more news soon, but please keep praying for our process. Thank you so much for hanging with us. We’re not there yet, but we’re closer than we’ve ever been.

8 responses to “news of a different kind

  • Aaron Hamilton

    We are so excited for you! Can’t wait to meet your little one. By the way, that is a fine looking young man in those pictures.

  • susan

    Congratulations on the wonderful news!! Best, Susan from Austin

  • Jamie

    I’ve been checking every day since we talked on the phone. I am so pumped.

    About the cold – buy a huge ski jacket or something. I have one from when I babysat my cousins at the Winter Olympics (in high school) that I still use here as my “recess coat”. We have low temps (not quite that low) here in Louisville, but just layer up! Scarves, hats, longjohns, ear warmers, gloves and thick socks… and don’t care if others have like a light jacket and thin pants on. Who cares? Stay warm, and go get your baby!!

    Praising God with you!

  • Aunt Reece

    Aaron and Charity! That is SOOO awesome! I actually had some tears come to my eyes reading this. Please let us know if there is ANYTHING we can do to help you get ready. We love you two. (Soon to be three!)

  • chelsea

    that is such wonderful news!! praying for you guys as you get ready to travel. im pretty excited about this!!

  • Barbara

    Fantastic news! What can we do to help you prepare and or to take care of things while you are gone!! Yea!!

  • Jennifer M

    Wow! So exciting! Such great news, and it’s all happening so fast. I can’t wait till you guys travel.

  • Kim

    Thats fantastic news! I was going to type that spring is a great time in Kaz but then read you are obviously traveling to the north and not Almaty where we were. 🙂 But the end of your trip will be beautiful. 🙂

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