Don't Cry Baby, Momma's comin' soon!
Well, the June update is here. Asher really doesn't look very happy. We are currently in Parquet along with 13 other files from our O. It can take up to 10 months in this office but I've seen as little as 2...you never know.
I have booked my airline tickets and and rescheduled Evan's surgery. I made my I600 signing appointment with the USCIS in Haiti. Now I will gather my paperwork, go shopping and pack!
I will update in August how my trip went with my first meeting with Asher. I pray all goes well. I'm very nervous about flying alone but the Lord is my strength. I will be meeting a team of people in Miami.
A couple of months ago, I felt the Lord speaking to my heart about going to Haiti this summer. I felt it was time to go. But I didn't realize that I would be leaving Brad and Evan home. I really struggled with the idea of going without Evan. I have never been away from him since he's been home from China. I went back and forth, Maybe Brad should go, Maybe I should go...But after really spending some time with the Lord I knew I was supposed to go. I kept looking for some kind of "sign" and never really got one. But I've been praying about being obedient to God and faithful to what he is asking me, and what he has told me is to "walk". In faith, walk. When God called Abraham, he told him to go, so he went not even knowing where he was going. I don't always know where I'm going, or how everything will work out, but I want to "go". I want to be obedient.
What does this have to do with going to Haiti? I'm afraid of the unknown. I fear not having everything all figured out. What if Asher hates me? What if Evan gets sick when I'm gone? What if Evan regresses and goes back into his shell because of the separation? But the Lord told me to walk. Trust. Believe that He is taking care of us. These children are His. I just need to look to Him and be obedient.
-That Evan will be ok with my absence
-That I will make the connecting flight in Miami on the 19th.
-The Lord to prepare Asher's heart for his Momma and ease the pain of separation. May my brief presence in his life have no adverse effects but help to promote bonding
-For Brad and Evan at home to have a sweet time of male bonding
-That I will stay healthy and that Asher will also be healthy
-for our file to move quickly through parquet along with the 13 others
-for the files in IBESR to be released, especially those that have waited too long already
-my 20 year old going to Guatamala on a mission trip on the 23rd of July and for the whole team.