Friday, July 29, 2011

We Passed!!!

We passed court today! I got a phone call on the way home from the grocery store from our caseworker and just waited tensely until she said, "I have good news!" I can't even explain the sense of relief I feel. Like a humongous boulder has been lifted from my shoulders. And tomorrow is her birthday. That is pretty significant to me, and I am so thankful to the Lord for giving us the gift of passing before her birthday.
So, now we have more waiting. :) We will wait a couple of weeks for our agency to gather the right paperwork and then a wait a couple of weeks for them to submit it to the Embassy. Then we will wait to hear from the Embassy if they need anything additional, or redone. Then they will give us our travel clearance, and dates for our trip to finally bring her home. The Embassy has definitely been scrutinizing things more carefully as well, and the process has seemed to take longer for most families at this point. So, I am holding all of these estimates loosely, but just so incredibly thankful to BE at this point.

Proverbs 25:25
"Like cold water to a weary soul is good news from a distant land." AMEN to that, and thanks be to the Lord who moved us on to the next step.


  1. Praise the Lord! She is absolutely adorable:) Praying that she can come home very soon!
    Alissa Slagle

  2. rejoicing with you!!!! praying this part of the process goes by quickly. she is so those dimples!!!

  3. SOOO happy for you!! She is adorable! I pray that this last step in the process gets over and done with and you can bring her home asap! Major kudos to you and Aaron for enduring all this time...she'll be so worth it. :)

  4. Mary, I am teary as I read this, because it is so precious. Hope is getting a wonderful Mom (and family). You were always the "gentle, quiet spirit" that my kids needed. I loved watching you with them, and I was always humbled by the gift of you, to our family. Couldn't have done it without you..for sure not as well. I am overwhelmed when I think of Hope being raised in your home. Awesome!

  5. Wow, great news! Congratulations!