On July 5th we jumped in line to get on this ride called International Adoption and we have been slowly working our way through that LONG line. We have done all of our paperwork no fewer than a million times. We have had appointments and home visits and sent a million emails back and forth to Ukraine. We have prayed and cried. We have jumped up and down with excitement and slumped in feelings of despair. Some days we wonder if this is ever going to really happen and then God does what he always does and encourages us.
We still have a ways to go. Please pray that the final bits of paperwork get finished. We know it is all in God's timing and we trust that, but we know He desires us to pray. So we ask you to pray with us.
We are so close to getting buckled into this roller-coaster, so close to no turning back, so close to "keep your hands and feet in the car at all times". My stomach gets butterflies of anticipation and I get so excited I feel like I just might throw up. I can't believe we are so close and I still can't believe we are doing this. I know this is just the beginning of the ride and we have many hills and bumps and drops and curves to maneuver through. God continues to guide us and direct our paths. He continues to be our strength when we get tired and frustrated. He is our hope, we know He has a plan for our girl and we trust and pray that His Will will be done.
Thank you for your encouragement through this long line of paperwork. Thank you to all of you that are anxiously awaiting the arrival of our girl. We appreciate so much everyone's excitement and support.
I can't wait to hear that click, click, click of the wheels. To begin that climb up that steep hill ahead. The hill of the travel and the paperwork in Ukraine. I can't wait because I know once we get to the top we will begin to fly. We will fly around the curves and up and over the hills. What a thrill it is and when we finally land at the bottom