Sunday, April 10, 2011

Five Years

It's been a while since I've posted anything. Things have been quite busy lately. As of Friday, April 8th, KC and I have been married for 5 years. In some ways, it seems like it has been so much longer!! We have been through so much these past five years - but those are thing I wouldn't change for the world. God taught us some BIG lessons in those tough times and we are the now wiser. Not in the sense of "knowledge" per-say, but in that we talk to God about everything! We consult Him before making any decision, no matter how big or small. Right now, we're praying about some things concerning the adoption. Some are big, some are small, but we need His guidance no matter what the size. We don't want to step out of His will. So, help us pray about the adoption. We've taken a step back to look at the bigger picture God has for our lives, and to be honest, we're excited and nervous about it. But He has called us to do some things that, as I've said before, were things that never entered our thoughts before now. But He knows we can do this, so we will.

Also, we just wanted to give an update on the Ethiopian adoption process as a whole. I know we told you about the Ethiopian government through the MOWA (Ministry of Woman's Affairs) re-organizing their department and the process of approving adoptions. They had originally stated that they would be dropping their adoption processing's from around 50 a day down to 5. Well, we've found out that the Ministry has finished re-organizing their staff and has begun processing a lot of the delayed adoptions at "full speed". They do not believe that their processings will drop down to 5 a day anymore. They will be reduced from 50 a day in an effort to pay closer attention to the documents, etc., but it doesn't look like it will be a drastic reduction as originally thought. That is a HUGE blessing! We knew God told us we were to adopt from Ethiopia for a reason. We feel like we know why, and we know it will all happen in HIS time - not ours. As much as I'd love for this whole process to go by rapidly, I realize that we still have a lot of $$$ to save. So, I'm not worrying and I'm no rushing. Our daughter is there somewhere, and we'll meet in due time.