Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Almost time.........

Today was the last day of classes before Thanksgiving break. I was thrilled that almost all of my students were in my classes today. I did receive about 25 philosophy of education drafts that I need to finish reviewing before I leave. I assign my students in one class to write their philosophy of education. I assign a grade and give them an opportunity to rewrite as many drafts as they can before the final one is due. Today was the last opportunity for them to turn in drafts before the final one which is due next Thursday. Some of my students have turned in 4 and 5 drafts. I know this process helps students, but it certainly is more challenging as I prepare to leave for Russia on Saturday.

I received my visa today--Yeah!! I have to fax a copy of it to EAC tomorrow. I also finished the Hague online adoption training today, which cost another$120. I had to fax the certificates of completion to EAC before I could travel. So many extra hoopd then my last process with Will's adoption. I'm excited to meet my hopeful son--I hope to get even more excited as the day to leave draws nearer.

Yesterday, I celebrated my birthday. One of my friends took Will and me to dinner and she gave me a fun singing card that inspires Will to dance. Check it out!!!

3 comments:

Meliss said...

Busy, exciting time! Praying for you.

Ron&Kathy said...

Congratulations, Gayle, on your "hopeful son." I love that phrase - so nuanced.

We're praying for a safe, quick journey without too many speed bumps. ...Much love...

Anne said...

C'mon, Gayle, you taught him that dance. Don't deny it! LOL!
We are praying for your trip - for you and for Will while you are gone and for your "hopeful son."