Oct 15, 2008

Ethiopian adoption referral

God is so good. My heart is full of Peace and it is beginning to swell with love for our Little Beauty, who must remain nameless until she is in our arms. So hard, as we'd love to share pictures and the details of how God even confirmed that she was for us, by her name and a bible verse that was given to me in July. Can't wait to open that with you later, will you wait with me? Our God does direct the path (clearly) for His children. I do know the Peace that passes understanding, Oh Lord, how grateful I am!
I am so thankful to have each of you to walk with, in this adoption. Thank you for taking the time to bless me with a comment, truly it has been a special part of this adoption for my family. I am so glad that God has opened up this unusual way to make friends and get to know my family.
I won't be able to share pictures, yet but here are some of the details we know. She has huge beautiful dark eyes, she is beginning to babble, she is currently 6 months old and 13 lbs and a very healthy little girl. Thank you Anna for asking, your words about loving her, truly began allowing me to do just that...thank you my sweet friend. Your words were a balm to my heart Anna.
Our timeline should be 30 to 90 days. We need to have all our papers out by Monday and then All God's Children International will check them and send them off to Ethiopia. We will need to get through court there and then will get the white flag to jump on a plane. My Knight and I will fly (still not sure if we can afford to bring Princess Sunshine) -for a total of 5 days. We will come home with our new bundle of joy.
Please, please pray for favor with the court...that every 'i' is dotted and nothing is found to be wrong or lacking in the needed paperwork. My heart wants it to be quick, this wait has been so long. (I hear some of you saying amen...and ...'isn't it like 3 1/2 years ago that you signed up with this agency?')
Our plans are not always God's plans, His ways are so much higher.
Psalm 128:1 (a song of ascent)
A Pilgrim Song
1-2 All you who fear God, how blessed you are! how happily you walk on his smooth straight road! You worked hard and deserve all you've got coming. Enjoy the blessing! Revel in the goodness!

17 comments:

Stephanie said...

I am "*SO* excited for you and your expanding family!! God is definitely good!

And thank you for the comment asking about our Home Study appointment. That meant SO much. You are the first...only...person who has actually cared enough to remember and ask how it went! So thank you! And I plan to post the details in just a little bit. I've just been a bit frantic with a gazillion things since the meeting. Thanks for caring. You are wonderful!

Martie said...

I am so happy for you. Can't wait to see pictures!! How happy the day you hold her will be! So excited for you. God is good.

Blessings,
~Martie

Randi said...

I am so thrilled for you and your family, Kimmie! You will continue to be in my prayers and i can't wait to see your new little beauty!

javamamma said...

Praying for Princess Sunshine to be able to accompany you on the trip. Can't wait!

Jennifer said...

Praying for all of you!!!
For ever "i" to be dotted and "t" to be crossed.

Luke said...

Lord, I ask that the court hearing goes quickly, well, and smoothly. Give them favor, and the judges grace. May all the paperwork be just right. Amen.

Ugh, I know what it's like when something with the paperwork is just a little off. May you not have that frustration now.

~Luke

Annie Chase said...

still praying for your family
glad to hear the good news :)

Emily said...

For some reason, I just wanna say...giddyup! I just want this time to FLY for you. Fill it with more lovely crafts that you do...or have you finished painting the dresser that God blessed you with?

p.s. I showed Jim your email and he gasped and smiled just like I did. Then we talked more about Foster Adopt. :)

julie said...

Praying you move through court quickly so we can all share in your joy a little more and enjoy pictures of your new little sweety!!!

We truly do serve an Awesome God!!!

God Bless, Kimmy.

Julie

cb4swife said...

Thanks so much for your kind comments on my blog...and now I get to congratulate you! You have a beautiful family! God Bless...Shannon

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Renata said...

I'm just so excited for you guys! Praise God that you've finally found out who your newest family member will be. Waiting with eager anticipation to "meet" your new little one! Praying for you all!
Hope she's here by Christmas!

Sondra said...

Oh, Kimmie I am so happy for you. I was so hoping to hear good news when I stopped in to read today. The days will go quickly, I am sure. God is so good. I can't wait to see the much anticipated pictures.

Bobbie-Jo said...

Such a sigh of contentment. May you have peace to ride out the days to come.

God's plan is indeed perfect.

mom said...

What wonderful news to read! I'm praising God with you, Kimmie!

Blessings,
Tammy ~@~

Michelle said...

Kimmie I am so excited about your referral of Little Beauty. I am so glad you got the confirmation you needed to accept her referral. She is a blessing from God...as are you.

Congratulations, Mama! Let's pray for a quick delivery!

Amy said...

Congratulations!!! I am so happy for your family and your precious baby girl!!! God is so good! Amy

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