Visa Appointment and other things
It has really been an amazing week so far. I have so many things going through my mind right now and I pray this post makes sense and you all "see my heart". If you haven't heard, Calerbe has his visa appointment scheduled for Monday, August 24th. at 8:30am. This is so bittersweet...there are friends we started out with two years ago and had hoped and prayed to stay side by side with throughout this process. It didn't happen that way. Honestly, the chances of that were so slim but I'm always a "wishful thinker".
The problem is, we were the ones who sprinted off ahead at the end. It could have been the other way around, you just never know what will happen. I'm still praying for them and the kids and won't give up until they are home.
One of these families are the parents of Junie...I don't know if you remember at the beginning of 2007 we initially started preparing our dossier for her. She is such a sweetheart and stole our hearts...especially Brad's. But sometime shortly after we submitted our dossier, God clearly told us we were not to bring her home, she was not ours. Well her parents did find her along with a brother for her! I am praying for the day that Junie, her brother, and momma and papa will all be united in the US!
The Cassel family submitted their dossier for twins the very same day Brad did. They were on the same mission trip, May 2007, And from that point we developed a bond. Along with Kathy Cassel, I feel such a bond with those who are traveling the same road of adoption. I personally never met most of them, nor Kathy, but throughout the adoption process you hold each other up and pray and share with your fellow online comrades, because in real time, nobody truly can understand the challenges that you face everyday while "waiting". This process is long and hard...and the questions asked by well meaning people get harder to answer each month that goes by with no progress.
You all are priceless to me. And I am faithfully praying for you. I'm praying for those families who have already come home. And I can't wait until there is a day that we can somehow unite our children and develop stronger bonds as we watch our kids grow up. Especially all of you who are adopting 2/3 year olds and our babies have grown in the baby rooms together...and now in the toddler room!
I pray God Bless you and that you grow closer to Him as we seek His face together...Terry