We are bringing our baby girl home!!!! Wow I cannot even begin to put my emotions into words. Tomorrow will be 7 weeks since we said good bye, boy has it been a tough time. We have missed her more then word can say. Her smile, how she wrinkles her nose, her sweet snuggles just to name a few. Thank you so much to everyone who has prayed on our behalf, God has continually showed us that this is HIS plan and we need to trust Him to finish what He started. He is so good to have chosen us to be a part of this precious little girls life, I cannot wait to see all the God has in store for her life. We would love for anyone who would like to welcome us home and meet our sweet girl to email me and we will get you the flight information, this will be such a sweet time, and we want to share it with our family and friends.
We heard on Friday the 15 that the embassy had requested 1 extra document regarding our case. Our agency was wonderful and took care of everything and got it back to them right away, the embassy said the info was sufficient and they would be processing our case very soon. So now we wait, we are praying to hear any day now that we have been cleared to travel to bring our precious girl home for good. From what we know of embassy dates it looks like ours could possibly be on Monday the 25, so we have plane tickets on hold for leaving Ft Wayne on Friday the 22, and returning on Friday the 29, Lord willing of course. Please continue to pray, that the embassy will sign off on our case and that all the details for travel will fall into place. We are still seeking the Lord to provide the last $10,000. This has been an amazing journey and I am so thankful to the Lord for the things He HAS and IS teaching us through this entire process. We can truly look back and see the Lords hand every step of the way.
4 weeks from today, ( well actually the 10th is almost over in Ethiopia ) we will be standing before the judge asking him to finalize Adia's adoption. Please join us in prying now, and in the next weeks that all the papers and people will be in the right places, so that the adoption can be final that day. We have friends in Ethiopia now whose case is looking like it might be postponed for the 3rd time, they have been waiting over a month. We do not want these delays, if we do not pass court they may postpone it for 3-5 weeks, then her Visa appointment will be another 4-8 weeks beyond that. Pleas pray with is that God would go before us and prepare they way, Pray for peace for Nathan & I, no matter what the outcome. We know that God's timing is perfect, but our hearts are longing to get this precious baby into our loving arms the sooner the better.
We have tickets to Ethiopia. I can hardly believe it, I am so excited and feel very overwhelmed at the same time. Now to start collecting things/supplies for the orphanage. Let the count down begin 42 days :-)
I Woke up this morning to a wonderful surprise. A kind family that traveled to Ethiopia for I believe their 1st trip, took time to get us some pictures and a 30second video of Adia . What a great way to start the day. She looks so healthy , and for that I am thankful. She has the biggest eyes, you just get lost in them. and her skin is just so smooth and clear, I can't wait to kiss her chubby cheeks and get my fingers into those beautiful curls.
Happy half birthday to my precious Adia. I can't believe you are 6 months old. We have only known your sweet little face for 6 weeks, but know you have us all wrapped around your chubby little finger:-) Daddy,Mommy & your big brothers love you so very much and are longing for the days we can hold & kiss you and tell you how precious you are. We know that God has big plans for your life and are so blessed to be a part of it.