We have officially received all the forms (i.e., birth certificates, passport renewals, etc...) we need to send in our first huge packet of paperwork. God willing, we should be mailing in the packet (along with our deposit) by the end of the week! That does mean, however, that we just move on to paperwork packet #2! I completely understand now why they call it the "paper chase"!!
I have been amazed at all the people God has been placing in our path that are adopting right now as well. Some are doing international like we are, and others are doing foster to adopt. I have been blessed beyond measure to see so many people following the call that God has placed on their hearts to care for orphans! It also gives me encouragement to know that we're not going at this alone! It's nice to walk along this bumpy, bumpy road with others.
Please continue to pray for us throughout this entire process. Pray that God would give us strength, patience, peace and supply our every need along this journey. Although we don't have a name or face yet, please also pray for our sweet child. All day today, I've been reminded over and over just how precious EVERY life is to God and that he has a purpose for them all....big and small!! I long for the day that my arms are wrapped around our precious child! You have no idea what your prayers and support mean to us. We will be forever thankful!