We witness a miracle every time a child enters into life. But those who make their journey home across time and miles, growing within the hearts of those who wait to love them, are carried on the wings of destiny and placed among us by God's very own hands.
~ Kristi Larson ~
~ Kristi Larson ~
Not flesh of my flesh, Nor bone of my bone, But still miraculously my own. Never forget for a single minute, You didn't grow under my heart - but in it!
~ Fleur Conkling Heylinger ~
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Worth the WAIT...
We are another step closer to bringing our sweet Isaiah home! We got submitted to the US embassy a week and a half ago on September 12th! We were anticipating a 2 week wait before we heard any response on our case. We were pleasantly surprised to receive an email this Wednesday morning the 19th - only ONE week after we got submitted! The email said they were done reviewing our families paperwork and would now look into Isaiah's status as an orphan! Past history has told us that we would receive an email the NEXT day that would tell us we were either cleared to travel or that they wanted to interview Isaiah's birth mom. We were fully anticipating a birth mom interview (this is what took place in Nahome's case)....BUT there have been MANY families lately with birth relatives who were not being called in for interviews - their cases were just clearing!! We were praying that we would be part of this group as well! As I laid down Wednesday night I knew sleep would not come easily. My mind was reeling knowing sometime in the night I would receive an email that I was hopeful would tell me that we could bring our boy home! I tossed and turned and checked my email ALL night long! I got up and hopped in the shower and started getting ready for school - frustrated and discouraged that I hadn't heard from the embassy as expected. My mind started running through all of the reasons why - there was something wrong with our case, etc. Just before 7am an email came through from the embassy requesting a birth mom interview. Our agency quickly responded and told them to schedule her for the next available appointment. I was doubtful that we would hear back from them that morning because it was getting late into their work day. I spent Thursday waiting and wondering, yet again, what our future held. Most cases are cleared the same day as the birth family interviews so I was excited and anxious to hear when it would be. Nahome's interview in his case had been scheduled for the next week so we were hopeful that it would be sometime in September or early October. I woke up early Friday morning to an email that had come through from the embassy with the birth mom's appointment date - OCTOBER 9th!!!!! SERIOUSLY!!???!! That was not a week later - - it was almost THREE weeks later (18 days to be exact)!!!! My heart sank knowing that we had MORE waiting ahead of us! But...it is what it is and I'm thankful that we have a time frame narrowing down when we will get to bring our boy home! It gives us a couple weeks to square things away with work, finish things up for the move here at the house, and prepare our hearts and minds for yet another change in the family! I had posted on Facebook Thursday night, as we waited for the interview to be scheduled, "Whatever emails come and go in the night, are in God's hands anyway!". We know that this is God's plan and His plan doesn't always make sense to us but it IS always perfect! So we will continue to trust in His timing and entrust our family into His will for His glory! Hoping the crazy busy schedule that makes up my life will help the next 3 weeks go by QUICKLY!