Friday, April 5, 2013

Court (The Good Kind)

Yup, for about two seconds I thought I would mess with you by just placing "At Court" as the title, then I exited my hallucinogenic virus state.  (The colors are pretty there.)

Our state requires re-adoption/recognition of a foreign decree to receive a altered birth certificate.  Usually we do this around six months after arriving home, but we put it off due to funds.  It has now been a year and we HAD to put aside funds from our tax return for this.  

It's wild to be tying a bow around Jael's adoption while about to travel in a week and a half to meet our newest blessing.

Today (half of us with a fever or sick) we made our way to the courthouse. 

We woke at 5:45am.  Ok, this is an INSANE hour for us.  Ok, I must admit my belief that it is an INSANE hour for anyone (said with a little jealousy at those who can get up this early and be coherent).

I had been up since 2:30am.  I was FREEZING COLD.  My body does this lovely thing where when I get really ill, my fever DROPS.  No, I don't just get chills.  My husband says my body turns into a popsicle and the thermometer reflects it.  Ya, I'm weird.

We made it to court around 8:10, took pictures, and said "yes, Yes, and YES!!!!" to a judge.

It's a joyous (if fever filled) day for our family. 

Jael AoJing Jeny, what a privilege to be your parents.

Daddy loves his girls!
I'm blessed, blessed, blessed.

The teens were two of the sick ones. I love how Jael was looking at her big brother!

How can one mom be so blessed?!  Can't you see Ben fitting right in there?!  Jonathan, you have some amazing siblings that miss you and love you so much.


Yesterday I took Tom (18) to the doctor and got some meds for travel.   We are doing what we can as we come closer to travel and are limited by illness.  My list is extensive, but slowly being completed. 

This may be our last weekend in the States before meeting Ben.  God is teaching us so much through this.  So many step we (inferring all of us who love Christ) we take with faith.  This journey has been so different for us.  God said, "Go"....but has not given us absolute certainty what the results will be.  This last week especially I have heard the word "Trust" spoken to my heart in a whisper.  We trust God to carry us through all things. 

We DO have absolute certainty that we can trust our Heavenly Father, even when "the world" closes in.

We DO have absolute certainty that we are doing God's will.

We DO have absolute certainty that GOD'S GOT THIS.

Please continue to pray for us friends. 

All prayer requests are listed below.

If you wish to help us in our journey financially please see the information following.

This video shows our reality and below the video (on YouTube) there are ways to give listed. 

We have $3439 needed to bring Ben home.  Yes, we have a week and a half to do it...but God's got this.

Prayer Requests:
*Please pray that God sustains Benjamin.  Please pray that He prepares his heart and Ben dreams of us...knowing ways that wouldn't make sense to the world.  Please pray he attaches and learns to love quicker than we can fathom.

*Please pray for comfort as we continue to mourn Jonathan.
*Please pray for the funds to be placed in front of us quickly. 

*PLEASE pray that satan's hands are tied.  He does not want us (or anyone) to enter that village. 

*Please pray that the village gates are “figuratively” thrown down and God’s love floods the streets.

Travel Prayer Requests

*Please pray for us to have a connection with the head of the institution.  Our feelings are raw, but we know that they have limited resources and we pray we can make a difference in the lives of these boys.

*Please pray our children here in the U.S. are protected and safe.  Please pray a wall (cement, barbed wire, of protection around them especially while we are apart.  Please pray for my brother and mom as they care for the kids.

*Please pray the trip is smooth.  There are NO issues.  That every blip, every ironed out before us.

*Please pray BOTH trips are quicker than we fathom...a quickness only God can give.


1 comment:

  1. Beautiful finalization day! Lovely pictures.
    Keep expecting to hear you've received the call to travel. It's so close! Praying.


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