We've waited almost three years to type those words!
It's such an unbelievable journey that started out in a country we fell in love with and will always hold a special place in our hearts. After all of the changes in the Ethiopian program our hearts began to change and we began to wonder if Ethiopia was right for our family. We began to pray for God to give us a sign. One morning, on my way to school, I began to plead with Him. I asked for some sort of sign that we should stay with our current path to our second child, or to leave the Ethiopian program and add to our family in a different way. At that very moment, this song came on the radio. I knew that God was speaking to me and I felt peace. When I arrived at school, I logged into my computer and onto the CHSFS waiting children's list (like I did every Monday). It was then that I saw our daughter's face and I knew at that moment she was supposed to be our daughter. Something about this little peanut spoke to me. I knew that He leading us to our daughter who was waiting for us in a country that we didn't know too much about. God truly is amazing and he has a way of reaching out to us when he knows that we need him.
Fast forward eight months and many wakeful nights and I can say that we are finally going to meet our little girl! We've stared at her picture for so long that I feel as though I already know her and we can honestly say that we love her so much already! I can't wait to meet her and for her to get to know us.
We will be flying out of the Minneapolis airport on Friday, November 19th and should arrive in Cochin, India on Sunday, November 20th at 7:45 am. By that afternoon, we should arrive at C's orphanage! We will spend a few days at the orphanage and then fly to Delhi on November 23rd. We will stay in Delhi to complete the Visa process and will be leaving Delhi at 1:30 am on November 30. Our plane is scheduled to arrive back in Minneapolis in the early afternoon on November 30th!
Although we know that our journey as a family of four is just beginning, we also know that God will be there to help us through the tough times we will go through and that with His help we will become a strong and loving family of four that we've waited so long to become!
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