God is so good to give us just a little “umph” when we need it in this journey.
Jake and I have literally been running around like chickens with our heads cut off lately – so it feels, in prep of this HUGEMUNGOUS yard sale! (yes Jake, I know that’s not a word!) We are SO grateful for ALL of the donations that have come in! Today in the mail we received an official envelope from U.S. Homeland Security stating that we “have been approved to adopt one child from INDIA.” This was one of the last U.S. steps of approval we were waiting on! Another step forward!
We have been on this journey now for 6 whole months. Some days it feels like ages and some days it feels so fresh. Just today I thought, “are we really doing this?” Some days it feels so surreal that we are adopting and get the privilege of waiting and fighting for our girl. (remembering James 1:2 a LOT right now) As we’ve moved forward in this, I’m SO thankful for:
Family & friends who’ve shown SO much excitement and have been willing to do ANYTHING just to fight with us to bring our girl home. This has included: writing super sweet reference letters, organizing/sorting/pricing yard sale items for hours (!), giving away of their own and collecting yard sale stuff, sitting and praying with us when we are anxious, or just those simple texts/emails letting us know that they are thinking of us and praying for God to open up doors for this adoption. What a beautiful picture of Jesus’ love – SO many people loving our girl before she even knows them!
Pray with us that it will not be 6 more months that we have to wait to bring her home! Pray for speediness – but ultimately the timing that the LORD wants…
“…He delights in mercy.” Micah 7:18