Friday, June 10, 2011

Sort of News

Our email inbox has had steady news into it from our adoption agency.  Some is encouraging, some not so much.  To get the discouraging news out of the way first, we found out that we are delayed at least another two weeks while they make sure all of the i's are dotted and the t's are crossed for Abi's paperwork.  This puts us dangerously close to the deadline for the courts closing.  Intuition tells me that this is going to come right down to the wire.  I am not sure why God likes to do that... but He seems to.  Maybe it just appears to be that way to me who can't see His whole grand master plan.

Anyway, the good news was less personal to our case, but none the less encouraging.  Our agency had another case totally approved under the new, tighter regulations, and there was hardly a delay at all!  So we have hopes that our case will go as smoothly.

The other bit of encouragement was that our agency sent us the Travel Guidelines document!  I know its timing means nothing, but it's nonetheless true!  We are going, really and truly going.  I have a 24-page document (thank goodness for screen readers) sitting on my desktop, ready to tell me all about flying, and what shots I need, and how we'll work with a driver, and all sorts of stuff.  I feel like an absolutely clueless American, which shames me a bit, but I'm very, very excited to begin making plans.

We are so ready, not just to meet Abi, but to take in her country, her continent.  I want to see Africa, smell Africa, taste Africa.  I want to remember every second of her world, so that I will know her better.  I wonder what it will be like to meet her?  My meeting with Bean did not go at ALL like I imagined it would, so hers probably won't either, but I imagine a very emotional (on my part) and hesitant (on her part) interaction.  We'll see!

2 comments:

  1. Oh Erin so glad you got some news. Will continue praying about this and that things all fall into place. And I LOVE this "Intuition tells me that this is going to come right down to the wire. I am not sure why God likes to do that... but He seems to. Maybe it just appears to be that way to me who can't see His whole grand master plan."

    Yup, ALL the time.

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  2. Wow, Erin...it's REALLY happening, albeit with different hurdles and time frames than you had expected.

    Can you believe it? It's happening! She's happening!

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