Saturday, August 4, 2012

Favorable Determination

Wow. That is a fancy and somewhat confusing way of saying to an adoptive family "HECK YES!! WE APPROVE YOU!!!"

Or at least, that is how I read it when I walked in the door last night from a day at the lake with 80 High School and College Students.

It may have been the sunburn.
It may have been the jostling of my brain from the tube that I was on while being dragged (and yes...I mean clinging for my life dragged) through the water.
It may have even been the two hot dogs minus the buns that I had served to me in a cup by a 5th grade girl.

Either way, it took me a solid 60 seconds to wrap my mind around the fact that...

On the last day of our Summer Student Ministries, the last day of wrapping up a crazy and amazing season of being with students and encouraging their (and our) relationship with Christ, we come home to this:

That would be the United States Immigration and Citizenship Services saying "we approve you to take one step closer to your child." 

That would be the last document that we need for our dossier. 

That would be the last check mark on our "Documents Needed" Checklist. 

And believe me....that is one BIG FAT...



  1. A Mother's heart if overflowing with JOY....A Grammy's heart has smiles inside.......This is such a confirmation of God's perfect plan......Praying for a smooth ride to the finish line. Love you both so very much......and starting to love a little baby "E" too......

  2. I mean like I totally had chills through reading this entire post. Um please time travel because I can't wait to meet your adorable African baby :)

  3. YES!!! That is so exciting! Praise the Lord!
    I cannot wait to see what all He has in store. :)

    New reader, fo'sho.