Monday morning came and went like the rest of the mornings last week. I eagerly checked the time, and when 7:15 am had come and gone like the rest of them, I used my verses to sustain me. Monday was much easier than the rest that had come before it.
I remember looking at the clock, it was 4:00pm “It’s 11:00 in Ukraine, I guess we’re not getting a date today.” I said to myself.
I was having a post-anniversary dinner with my husband that evening, courtesy of some friends from church;)
My van was getting a part replaced courtesy of my cousin 😉
I was dropping the kids off at Nana’s to meet Dan in town. While sending a quick email, it came.
Dziagwa Appointment-October 25th, 2010.
No really. I did!
I closed the laptop so my Mother-in-Law would be unable to see the date before Dan knew. I had left my cell phone in my van, and I desperately cried out for her phone. I place the phone in my hands and stare at it, it’s a landline. (we only have cell phones)
“How do I use it?”
“What’s his number?”
Frantically, on the SECOND try (I forgot the 1 before the area code the first time) Dan answers.
“What are you doing on October 25th?”
“Hm…in the morning?”
“Are you kidding me?! That’s our SDA appt date, we got it!”
I don’t know what he said after that, but he was definitely happy.
After I hung up the phone, I had to sit for a while and soak it all in before I drove anywhere.
What a perfect night to have a celebratory dinner with my husband.
I priced tickets with two separate agencies all day on Tuesday.
Finally, yesterday before we left for church, Dan secured our tickets with a highly recommended agent. Lonnie Rowland. He is an adoptive parent himself, from the very same country.
We leave in 15 days.
I printed our Embassy papers (x2!) yesterday and today I’m going to head to the store for more winter clothing. We have plenty of summer clothing for next year for sure! I can’t believe in 2 weeks and 6 days we will have FINALLY met our girl!!
Yes, we are still in need of about $9k to complete everything.
We are certain God is going to provide.
I’m not afraid to say, “I don’t know how He will do it.”
I’m more excited to see THAT He will do it.
I love serving a Living God;)
“I will not leave you orphans, I WILL come to you.”