Oh my! I know, I know... I stink at updating the blog! I promise I will do better when I am finally in Peru! Thanks for loving me anyway!
In the last 3 weeks I have been so blesed, way beyond measure! My sweet work friends threw a shower to help welcome sweet Liliana, and my Mom even got to fly up and surprise me for this shower! I was so incredibly excited, I was speechless! It was such a beautiful party! Then yesterday, my precious church threw me a shower to help welcome Liliana..... again, I was left SPEECHLESS by the love so many showed to her through their gifts and well wishes! Many left me little notes to read to Liliana while I am in Peru.... there was one note for every day that I am there, so neat, so beautiful!! I am so humbled and blessed by God's LOVE shown through the love and generosity of others! Thank you to all of my beautiful friends and family for loving my sweet little girl so much already!
Also in the last 3 weeks, there have been a few challenges! The first came last week with a little paperwork glitch! I WAS NOT SPEECHLESS about that.... but my very wonderful social worker understood this CRAZY MOMMA's fit and got everything turned back around in 24 hours! I am still waiting to hear an update on a provisional approval. So please pray that comes soon! Once there is a provisional approval, and article 5 is assigned and then the US Embassy gives me permission to travel! Hopefully aobut a 2 week process! But today, I was left Speechless again! I was told that the US may have a shutdown if they can't agree on a budget.... many may think this is no big deal, BUT it means that all non-essential employees, this would be EVERY immigration officer, and Hague (Division of Homeland Security) officials AND all employees at US Embassies around the world are furloughed! Well, first of all, this would be terrible for these families.... and secondly, it would put a hault to adoptions in process all around the world! Oh my! Who do you call? How do you stop the MADNESS?!? Speechless! But, God has calmed my anxious heart and reminded me that he has already moved mountains for my sweet little angel, this mountain is no big deal! He is FAITHFUL and He will provide!! SPEECHLESS! PLEASE just pray that the US Government will get their act together and reach a comprimise, there are so many more important things going on in the world.... like children being united with their FOREVER families!
Please continue to pray for my sweet little one! The director and psychologist at her orphanage are working very hard to prepare her for her new Mommy.... please continue to pray that God will prepare our hearts for one another and that bonding will happen solidly and quickly! And, please pray for her to have resiliency in spite of the incredible changes she is going to go through!
Blessings to you all! And, I will update again as soon as I have an idea of when I get to travel! We are getting so close.... PLEASE pray it is SOON!
Love & Blessings!