Saturday, November 15, 2008

Today is the day

Well here it is November 15th. I leave in about an hour and a half. Bags are packed, 10 rubbermaid totes with donations are packed, kids and husband are asleep - all is well.

Yesterday we had quite a scare, Duni, our family coordinator, called me in the morning saying "I have an urgent situation with your paperwork" - I gasped - immediate mama mode took over. She said that last week everything was fine according to the consulate, but today, they were missing our addendum - without it they will not release the kids to me.

After several phone calls to different government agencies, all is fine and the proper paperwork was wired to Ethiopia by noon.

I really feel that we all need to fight for these children, it seems - to me - that the enemy does not want these babies home, even to the very last minute he is fighting to keep them from their families - those that are in process - Pray, Pray, Pray for your kids, for the paperwork, for the government agencies - both Ethiopian and US, Pray for the adoption agencies and the employees, the care takers, etc. I truly believe that this is a spiritual war. Do not loose faith or hope - in all things praise God - that is what I had to remind myself yesterday while we were running around getting yet another document notarized.

This will probably be my last post until we get settled in Ethiopia.



small world said...

We are with you in Spirit and Prayer! May God go with you as you finish what the task He has set before you. We can't wait to rejoice with you when your little ones are here!
Love, Theresa

Debi said...

Hi Justine,
We were thinking about and praying for you and your beautiful new family additions even before I read this today. I continue to believe that God is with you, He is going before you and He will make a way of provision for every step. He has planned these children for you from before the foundation of the world.
Hugs and prayers,
Debi Hamari

Nunez Family said...

Yae!!! Today is your day:)))) We will be praying hard this week! God will give you the strength till the very end! May his hand of protection be apon you!
Love The Nunez's said...

Hope you're having an amazing, blessed trip!!
Alisa, AWAA