change of plans…
What we DO know tonight is that God is still in control. God loves us and He loves Daniel…and he has a PLAN. Unfortunately, it does not look like God’s plan includes us bringing home Daniel this week We heard from our case manager today that we have not receieved confirmation from the US Embassy and will likely not have clearance to travel on Friday. There is still a slim chance that we could receive this tomorrow but our agency said they feel it is unlikely (we won’t stop praying though!) We aren’t sure of much beyond that information. Hopefully, our clearance will come soon and we will get to travel in January. We are trying hard to trust God through the disappointment. We are so THANKFUL for the opportunity to love this little guy and know that God brings about all things for good. Today we are trying to trust through the valley!!
We are packed and ready to go. Ms. Middle spent the afternoon decorating our chalkboard wall yesterday…and as I walked by it this morning a sob caught in my throat. Not yet baby girl…just a bit longer.
We went ahead and had our family Christmas just in case we get a miracle call in the morning Last night we went out for Mexican food and came home to stuffed stockings (thanks to Mommy having an emergency “potty break” as the kids were loading the van). It was SO MUCH FUN to see them opening their gifts. The recorders were a BIG HIT (I was simultaneously congratulating and reprimanding myself on that purchase!) We watched Toy Story 3 as a family cuddled up on the couch…and when it got very late…we brought out the sleeping bags and camped out by the light of the Christmas tree. The Christmas presents magically appeared under the tree over night and by 8am this morning our family room was littered with wrapping paper, tissue, and blissful smiles.
The adults in the house spent the day trying to re-arrange our holiday calendar and cleaning sewage out of our basement (brings a whole new level to crappy day, huh??) The kids were unaware and uneffected by the stress of the day and happily played with their new toys from dawn til dusk…and now we are busy having a Wii tournament
Thank you for coming along side us and offering encouragement throughout this journey. I won’t lie….it hasn’t been easy. But our time will come. And it will be so SO sweet!