"Our Daddy may have only had a third grade education, but he could read the King James Bible, " says Helen Ashe. He taught us three things: 1. There is but one race-- the human race. 2. There is but one Father--the Heavenly Father. 3. Never take the last piece of bread from the table. (Helen Ashe co-founder of the Love Kitchen)"
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
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.