Wednesday, February 9, 2011
One small step or one giant leap?
Yes, it is.
It is both a small step on this adoption journey and a giant leap for us. We just submitted the first volume of paperwork for our adoption. This is all the paperwork necessary for our homestudy. Now we are trying to get the interviews that DH is involved with lined up prior to his departure. I never imagined that it would take this long to get it done. I'm really kind of ashamed that it did, I mean, its just paperwork and there's no excuse for that. It's just one small step on this road, there's more paperwork and more larger, more difficult steps that we have to go through to get our kids home. But somehow, it seems soooo big to have turned it in. To have finished it. I think *and hope* that it's all correctly done and we won't have to redo any of it. I hope that we can get the interviews in before he leaves so we can tie up this part. I'd like to be working on the Dossier while he's over there... I have a lot of time while he's gone since I can't sleep. I plan on reading, doing home projects to be ready for more kids, and doing more paperwork of course.
If you have the time, please pray for us:
... that DH is safe in the sandbox
... that we are able to move quickly (or at least quicker) on this next step
... that the LORD provides the finances we need (this is weighing heavily on us right now)
... that our children feel safe, loved, and they hear God telling them that a family is coming
and most importantly
... that we hear God speaking and directing us, the sound of His voice drowns out everyone else and we obey.
Thank you all for following along, and thank you so much for your prayers.
We'll keep you posted.