Tuesday, November 10, 2009

On Our Way

It's been a little while since I updated you all on the progress of our adoption. Part of that is because of some delays that weren't expected. We thought we would get a travel date a little over a week ago, but then the country that we are traveling to had some closures of most of the public facilities due to that special illness that is going around. We weren't expecting to get a date for travel until after things opened back up in three weeks.

But...today, we got a surprise e-mail from our lovely facilitator that gave us a date for our appointment with the State Department of Adoptions. That is the appointment where we will get a referral for our little girl and from there we get to go and meet her and begin the process of bringing her home!

We will be traveling out the day after Thanksgiving and will have our appointment that Monday. It's getting closer! Ana, here we come =).

Now, a few of you might be wondering the status of our funds. We have been able to get a loan (through Handsome's 401K) that got us what we need to travel, after some other people blessed us with donations too. This loan is higher than what we can afford each month, but is the only option we had and I know that God will work it out one way or another. At first I was frustrated with a few things about that option, but then I realized that God was giving us an opportunity to continue growing our faith in His ability to make sure we have the things we need even after we bring Ana home. And really, that is a blessing. It's just hard to see that when you are frustrated with the first view of numbers that don't work.


Andy and Ellen Stumbo said...

“God doesn't call us to be comfortable. He calls us to trust Him so completely that we are unafraid to put ourselves in situations where we will be in trouble if He doesn't come through.” Francis Chan

I read this quote for the first time when I was where you are right now.

He will provide :)

Vicky said...

I'm so excited!!! I can't wait for you guys to FINALLY get to meet Ana! And I can't wait for her to be home so the rest of us can meet her too! I will be praying!

Laurel said...

Yea! So excited!

The Frances Chen quote that your friends wrote ... Jim just read that one to me today. We are definitely in the place financially.

PRAYING for you, and can't wait to meet sweet Ana when you get home. Let me know if there is ANYTHING that I can do for your two little ones while you are gone. Seriously. I know that Grandma will be watching them, but I am here for you, if you need ANYTHING!



Bethany said...

I just happened upon your blog when I was checking out all the families in progress on RR. We brought our daughter home from Russia a year ago ... yesterday was actually our 1 year anniversary of Gotcha Day.

You have a beautiful family and I'm soo excited to hear you are adopted Anastasia!! Your family will be blessed beyond measure!

I will pray that you get some great financial assistance before you travel! I think I'm going to put up a blog post letting people know about some of you in progress ... let me know if you would like to be included. :)

heather brown said...

is this the little angel you are adopting?
(anastasia M, № mp1t -13)
She caught my eye and my heart some time ago....

Michelle said...

We left at this same time last year. We are so excited for you all! We have an ornament on our tree with Ana's face on it. :) Much love and prayer,
Michelle (mommy to Mary "Darina" from Reeces Rainbow)

~love said...

i found you through a tweet on twitter. i recently found out about reeces rainbow and just love what they're doing. what little blessings those children and and they certainly tug at my heart.

i wish you the best in your journey and look forward to following you.

i notice you have katie's (amazina) button on your blog. God used her journey to lead us to Uganda when we were searching for the child that we knew was waiting for us somewhere in Africa. we brought our little boy home from Uganda 3 weeks ago. =)