Thursday, April 12, 2012

Adoption Update

We got the email Monday, but it wasn't a yes or no like we thought. We were asked to send additional information for about three areas of our application. That meant we spent a good deal of time Monday afternoon getting our responses back to them and that by Tuesday afternoon we had another email waiting for us. There were some things about the India program America World wanted us to know so we spent over an hour on the phone with the India program coordinator.

All is well and our last word is that emails should flood our inbox by the end of the week. Our official approval contract could be signed by week's end. But between now and the flooding, we have much to pray about. For so long I've dreamed and prayed and cried over this little girl and now a heaviness has settled over us. This process could take years and means no more biological children until finalization.

God has been teaching over the past week that I must learn to lose control to Him. My life can be calculated according to my time table, but when it is, God-sized things will not happen. And He will not get the greatest glory. 

So, in a sense, the decision we make this week is more than signing up for an adoption. It is a laying down our dreams of Levi having a biological sibling close in age. It is a decision to majorly trust God for finances. A decision to dare say God speaks clearly to His children and sometimes through dreams and visions. It is a BIG decision.

We thankfully accept your prayers as we seek to walk forward and, in doing, lose lots of control. We will keep you posted as things progress. 

Many thanks for joining us in this journey of faith. How we will need you walking beside us!

1 comment:

Kindel said...

I love so much that this dream is coming true for you guys. I say "dream" because that's what we humans would call it. I think we all know that it's a God plan for sure. It's not a dream to Him. I'm sure it will be difficult in the waiting but know that it will happen in His perfect timing.