God is amazing. AMAZING. Got home, checked the mail, had a letter from Show Hope. We had applied for one of their grants and we have only received “Sorry, but good luck” letters and had pretty much concluded God was going to use this opportunity to teach us diligence, patience, and faith. He knows how much we have grown in the last 4 but especially the last 2 years when it comes to trusting Him in ALL things, especially financial matters. So, I open the letter and I had to read it three times to understand that Show Hope wanted to bless us with a $3,000 grant to cover some of our costs! WOW! Just… WOW!
Did you think I was done? Oh no. Yesterday I had a feeling that we would be receiving an e-mail from our sweet social worker, Beth. I wasn’t sure what it would say, but I just felt like we were going to hear from her. We never got the e-mail. My intuition is rarely far off so I checked fairly constantly today. No e-mail. I vacuumed the living room and picked my phone up off the floor where a certain princess had been playing with it to discover I had missed a call… from Beth. We play a quick game of phone tag and catch each other. She’s calling to tell me that our dossier will be submitted to the proper authorities for review, TOMORROW!!!! It’s one more piece of our puzzle being put together and one step closer to our girl.
So, now what? After the documents are submitted TOMORROW (YIPPEE!!!!), they are reviewed (2 – 4 weeks), questions are asked about the documents if need be and we comply as needed. Then, they decide if our family and our girl are compatible on paper (2 – 4 weeks). THEN, they ask us if we really want to do this. It’s a good thing they don’t literally call me and ask me, “Hey, do you really want to do this?” I might pull a Hayes and say, “Do bears go potty in the woods?” (Oh, yes. One of her favorite lines. Thank you Elmo. But, I digress). Anyway, that is what I know. That is where we are.
What do we need now? We need for you to pray for expedition in the DR with our documents. We need for you to share our story and our Give 5 campaign. We still need about $12 – 15000 to complete this process. We need wisdom and guidance concerning our stateside matters while we’re gone.
We are ecstatic! We are trusting. We KNOW God will provide. He has NEVER failed us. Thank you for taking this journey with us!
Eat… Pray… Adopt.