Monday, June 23, 2008

Homestudy complete...officially!

I can't believe it! I REALLY can't believe it!! We got a call today from our local social worker and she FINALLY got the last background check clearance from Alabama...what that means is...
1. Our homestudy is COMPLETE!!!! YAY!!! Hooray and AMEN!
2. Today I mailed our I800-A application to our local social worker to be combined with our home study and home study approval letter from our placement agency and mailed to USCIS (United States Citizens and Immigration Services). This application is asking to government to allow us to bring a child in from another country and make her an instant citizen by declaring her an immediate relative of ours.
3. Once our placement agency has a copy of our home study they can add it to our dossier and submit the complete dossier to the Philippines and WE ARE OFFICIALLY WAITING!!!!

See what I mean, hard to believe! We are so excited and overjoyed that I just don't think words could do justice to the feelings. Thanks to everyone who's been praying so far. Keep it up and please pray diligently for Rebekah...before too long we'll know what she looks like, where she is and when she can come home :)!

Friday, June 13, 2008


This is a link to a blog I read often. Specifically to a story shared on a blog I read often. It is beautiful and I hope you will each post a comment here with your "but". Here is mine.

My child is on the other side of the world, but I wholly rely on the Lord.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

A Prayer for Hanna

Father God, Redeemer, Comforter, Lover of my soul, only You have pursued me all my life. Only You have made a way for me to be forever near You. How could I not praise Your Name?

How grateful I am that You speak to me! To know Your will is my life's ambition and my one true calling. This prayer is for You alone.

You have called me to Your Word and taught me a love of Your people. Who else could do such a thing?

Your beautiful heart for adoption has pierced my soul. How cherished am I to be adopted as Your own child! What a privilege You have given me to show another child how Your heart is inclined toward us; that You have made a way for her into an earthly family and far better still, Your eternal family.

How wondrous and generous You are. No one in Heaven above or on Earth below can match Your radiant lovingkindness and compassion for me.

Even now You see the mother of my daughter and protect them both speaking of life and not death in her heart. Lord Jesus, save her precious heart and mend the broken pieces left by the absence of my child. In your precious, matchless name I pray, Amen.