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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Psalm 46:10~

Be still, and know that I am God...Psalm 46:10

Yesterday we were fingerprinted for Department of Homeland Security, so hopefully our pre-approval will follow shortly.

We had final papers notarized for our Dossier and sent out. Our Dossier is set to go to Ghana in less than 2 weeks. Yippee!

We also mailed our Welcome Bags for our new sons. AAI allows us to send small items, a shirt, disposable cameras, and photo albums. This really is a fun part of the process. This time I was pretty apprehensive about the whole thing. With our boys being older I was keenly aware that they will have definite opinions of us and our family. I wondered as I put the photos together what they would be thinking as they flipped through their albums for the first time.

The letters we wrote were a little tricky too.. I mean how do you word "Hi we are your new Mama and Daddy!" I pray that God will use the words we wrote to encourage and comfort them. This must be a scary time for them.

So, we are done with the paperwork from our side. There is not much left for us to do except "Be still". I find this the hard part of the process, but it is also the faith building part. God has an awesome plan and we will rest in it. It may take letting it go, and being "still" over and over again, but He is so faithful. His plans and His ways are perfect.



Shana said...

I needed that verse today. :) Thanks!


Ellie said...

WoW! When did you start the process? It seems fairly quick! Congrats on your boys! How has the whole process been? How long has it been since you decided to adopt from Ghana?

Robin's Reports said...

Shouldn't we all take a moment to be still and feel the presence of God.

And as for Pumpkin Girl.....9!! When will I stop thinking of her as 6, 7 or 8? Next thing I know, she'll be a mom and still wearing out her jeans in the knees. What a girl after God's own heart.

PastorMac's Ann said...

Some days the "be still' part is the toughest part.

Come by and see our new daughter.

Praying that everything goes smoothly and you'll be able to get your new boys soon.

darci said...

wow, big day. congratulations...i imagine the waiting must be so hard. happy birthday to your kiddos, too! :)

Sophie said...

Congratulations! Isn't it great that our God has it all figured out? and that His timing and ways are perfect? amazing!
And congrats on your next round of birthdays :)

All 8 of Us said...

Thrilled for your family and encouraged by the grace of God displayed !! We are still in the throes of transition...our Liberian blessings have been home for 7 months now and there are so many evidences of God's grace at work in their hearts (and the rest of us!!) but the challenges abound.I stand in awe of the work God is doing in your family!!