This may be our last blog post from this side of the Atlantic. We are doing last minute preparations for departure on Friday. Grandparents arrive Tuesday to watch the family while we are away. Thanks, hugs and kisses Dad and Mom!
Wednesday, November 17th is a very special day. It is, according to the records we have, the 4th birthday of a special little angel that we hope will soon be part of our family. We plan to go out to dinner and celebrate, even though she is not here with us yet. She already has lots of presents. Toys we are bringing to play with her while we are there. And these cute little girl shoes that will be one of two "first Christmas" tree ornaments we have for her.
Two days later we will be on a plane to her home country. Two days later our first appointment with the department of adoption before we can meet her.
We have made leaps of faith in our lives before but never like this. First of all we don't know exactly who is meeting us when we get there, or where we will stay. Second of all, there is the issue of an upcoming government vote in the birth country (while we are there) on whether they will be freezing all international adoptions for six months or so (which would invalidate almost all the paperwork we painstakingly prepared).
What reason do we have to believe this will even happen? Simply our faith in a Saviour that cares for every orphan, widow and person in need, and does not desire this little one to be lost. There is also the overwhelming testimony of Reece's Rainbow families that have gone before us, which helps to strengthen our faith when it gets weak. We're in His hands on this 100% and that is a good place to be. The final outcome will be part of his perfect plan, whatever that ends up being.
Thank you to all who have supported us through prayer, donations and comments throughout the process. Stay tuned for the upcoming roller coaster ride. We will post from the road whenever we can get Internet connectivity.
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