Saturday, May 23, 2009


We received a beautiful piece of mail today. I literally screamed when I opened the mailbox and scared my family half to death. Our I-171H came in the mail today. It's the paper we've been awaiting since our fingerprinting on April 13. It took about 6 weeks, and it could have taken as long as 12. Yeaaaaa for us.

The next step will be for Jim to make a trip to Harrisburg this week to have two documents authenticated at the state level. (Actually, I better check on this. We both may have to be present.) Then, everything will be sent to Ethiopia, and we will begin our wait for our referral of our two precious babies. We get asked a lot if we know who they are. We don't-yet. But God does. Just as He knew Cole and Julia would be perfect for us, He has two other children waiting in the wings. Amazing, isn't it?!

"For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it tarry, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay."
~Habakkuk 2:3