Wednesday, May 16, 2007


Today is May 16, 2007 the Twin's 4th birthday. We got up early and drove to Charlotte, NC for our fingerprint appointment at CIS (Citizenship and Immigration Service). It was a six hour drive round trip for a 15 minute appointment. An interesting thing happened there; the family right in front of us was Ethiopian. A dad with his three children. We told him we were adopting from Ethiopia and he was so happy and encouraging toward us. He was so hospitable as we have heard is common with Ethiopian people. We just thought that was so interesting!

This is the last thing we have to do. All of our paper work is with the Dossier service, KBS, which was recommended by Gladney. They are going to ensure that our dossier is complete and all our documents are authenticated before they send it off to the Ethiopian embassy. We are just waiting for the FBI and CIS fingerprint approval letters and that's it!!

We are just amazed at how fast and smooth everything has gone so far. We are seeing the LORD's hand in absolutely everything. We have been reading blogs of other families going through this process, crying tears of joy and being encouraged by their testimonies. It is very obvious that the LORD is doing a great work and that Ethiopia is very much on His agenda right now. We are honored and feel privileged to be a part of HIS plan.

There is nothing else for us to do now except to pray, pray, pray. We need the rest of the money for travel expenses, etc. and we are just at the edge of our seats waiting to meet our precious children that the LORD has planned for our lives. I've been telling friends, "Don't I look good for being pregnant with three children?"

I continue to feel the LORD impress upon me to tell HIS story to give hope and encouragement to remind others to SEE HIM, HEAR HIM, TRUST HIM and step out in FAITH and OBEY Him in whatever HE is telling you to do.
Even it it doesn't seem to make sense.

1 comment:

Beth said...

I'm so glad you have a blog!