Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Today was a rollercoaster day. To start the morning off Chris called and said Lifelong had called and we did not get a grant from them. I think I handle that well. I realized I had lost my favorite Haiti shirt. I have worn that shirt everytime I have been to Haiti. I could handle not getting the grant but not losing that shirt. I was going to take it to Nashville with me today to find some fabric to match to have the girls a dress made with it. I called Chris and had him look for it. He found it on the sidewalk it had fallen out of the bag. That was a close one. We got an e-mail from Diana today about our I-600 saying she was getting some good progress without having to eat anyone for lunch. Later in the day we got another e-mail saying They have it! USCIS has the documents (at last) and will contact us soon to set up the I-604. We’ll get that interview done as soon as possible. I am glad she did not have to eat anyone. But I think she would have if it came to that. We are glad to have her working for us. I also talked with Daphnica today. She was a little quite today. Moise was working with her on table manners today.
Posted by Holly Wood at 11:19 PM
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
For nine months a woman carries a baby. Waiting long months and laboring long hours then she gives birth. For a woman adopting you carry a child in your heart. Waiting long months, or years to get your child. Seasons pass and dreams die. Laboring long hours over paper work and documents. Sometimes it seems if the day will never come. You prepare your heart, home, family and then you just wait.
In Hebrew wait means to hope for, to anticipate.
Lam 3:23-25 Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning. I say to myself, "The LORD is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in him!" The LORD is good to those who depend on him, to those who search for him.
At this time I seem to be waiting (hoping) for so much. Acceptance letters for I600s to PAP, Out of MOI, Passports, Visas, family interviews for the girls, to see if we get a grant. Waiting to see how many moments I will miss with the girls. I am waiting to be there mom.
The past few days I have thinking on this verse in Isaiah 40:31 But those who trust in the LORD will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.
Someday I will be stronger and look out when I soar. But for now I am waiting. All things will come in Gods time. Psa 27:14 Wait patiently for the LORD. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the LORD. I remind myself of this a thousand times a day.
I went thru the bible today and looked at people who waited, and what they waited for.
Abraham and Sara waiting for a son (Isaac)
Jacob waiting and serving 14 years for Rachel. Leah waiting to be loved.
Joseph waiting in a pit, then later in a prison
The children of Israel waiting for freedom, then the promise land
Hannah waiting for a child
David waiting to be king
Daniel in a lions den
The children of Israel waiting for the Messiah
Zachariah and Elizabeth waiting for John to be born
Mary waiting for Jesus to be born
Jesus waiting on a Cross
Disciples waiting for him to come back
Disciples waiting for the Holy spirit
Us waiting for his coming
Me waiting to be a mother
This is a song I found today about waiting. I really like it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wcdY2v5Kio&feature=related
Posted by Holly Wood at 11:48 PM
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Sorry I have not updated in a while. I am still trying to process everything for our last trip. I came home so worn out I was physically, mentally and emotionally exhausted. I will post more about that another time. It was so very hard to say goodbye this time. I am back to my old self with my long to do list before the girls get here. Everyone says I am nesting. I feel as if I am in a new season in my life. On our last trip to Haiti we went to see the Dean. That went well. She was much different than what I had been told. She is very stern but nice. Now we are just waiting. We got news that the US has not sent our I600 letter of acceptance to Haiti. But I am not worried I know Diana has it under control and I will let her worry and take care of that. I have learned that I must trust God. I am waiting on his timing.
Me and the girls with the Dean.
Me and the girls with the Dean.
Posted by Holly Wood at 7:11 PM