Friday, March 1, 2013

Paper Work. Check!

Well praise the Lord the paper work is finished. Done. El fine'. Completed. DONE-ZO! (Insert giant exhale here) The past few months I have been so overwhelmed with work Andy took over a vast majority of the paper work. I just couldn't do it anymore. I couldn't be more thankful for him!
Yes, this is really what some of our evenings look like. What you can't see in the picture is the vast array of notary stamps, seals and signatures. DONE!
So we mailed in our Dossier and a fat check and now we wait.  This is only half of the actual stash of papers we sent. I never got a picture of the full pile. It actually doesn't even look that bad here. I think maybe the pile feels bigger because of the time it took :) I should have taken a side view.
What's next? Well....waiting....a. whole. lot. of. waiting! My mom and I were talking about the wait and she just couldn't believe it would still take another couple of years. Unfortunately it is our reality. BUT I am just trusting that God has a special and particular someone in mind for our family. And maybe, just maybe she needs to be created. Psalm 139:13-17. The truth I cling to. The truth I wait on.
While we wait, we will start fundraising. My Bible study girls are going to help me do some fundraising this fall....not sure what yet but I am so grateful for the help. This fundraising stuff is a stretch for me. I don't like it and I'm not good at it. Thus far the ONLY fundraising we have done has been thanks to the ideas and volunteering of our friends. Without all of you this wouldn't be possible! Thank you friends!
Please keep praying for God's hand of protection and blessing on our little girl. She is coming to us because of tragedy. Due to the death of parents who loved her or the poverty of parents who loved her. Pray for her. It is a sad and hard reality that she will endure pain, even if she is very young, she will have experienced a loss most of us cannot imagine. Please pray for her.