Friday, August 30, 2013

oh, my heart!

Today was a big day in our adoption life.
First today was the first annual 'Love Gives' golf tournament. Although I could not be there in person, I thought and prayed about it constantly.
As I ate breakfast-there were people playing golf for my baby to come home.
As I got Audrey and Norah dressed and ready for the day-there were people playing golf for my baby to come home.
As we ran errands-there were people playing golf for my baby to come home.
As the girls ran in Fort Hill parks field- there were people playing golf for my baby to come home.
It was such a great reminder to me of how God is working behind the scenes. How there is never a lull for Him where 'nothing seems to be happening'. It is extremely humbling to have people literally being Christ for you. To have brothers and sisters in Christ come along side of our family during the adoption process has reminded me of how BIG God's plan is. This is not only about Jon and I and our family, but about His acceptance of us into His family. I hope that today was a success in that adoption was spoken about openly and His love was show through that.

Other BIG things happened today!

Our dossier was completed this morning-I mean 100% done! I can hardly believe this day is here! It is GONE! SENT! I have been laboring over this packet of papers for months and months. Analyzing, checking, double checking. The legalities are so daunting, like labor, there are plenty of times that you just want to give up. It's exhausting. But then there is the moment where it is completed! I wish I had the reward of seeing their sweet face!!! The dossier has a few stops before Ethiopia:
-Lifeline Children's Services in KY
-West Sands Adoptions in UT
-The US Embassy in Washington DC
- and then the Ethiopian Embassy in Addis Ababa Ethiopia

Please be praying for:
-Prayers of thanksgiving for today's 'Love Gives' golf tournament
-Our dossier to make it's way without any misfortunes
-For fundraising efforts to be successful-the next amount of money is large and we are trusting we will have it!
-For God to continue to comfort and hold our child until we can!

The Patterson's

1 comment:

  1. Continuing to pray from Mifflinburg, PA...friend of Katie Troups :-)Adoptive parents to Ana and Gabriel-home from ET in 2010-4 yrs. old