"I have kind of good news" is what our SW said this morning as I spoke to her. We heard from our lawyer
and found out that our paperwork that we sent down and was received 1 month ago tomorrow has been translated, their version of the notary completed and their version of the apostille done and should be on the way to IHNFA sometime this week. OK, so I am hoping by next week. You may say isn't that being a bit pessimistic -yes I would say I am but I am trying to guard my heart. In going over the original time line, it still could be 1-2 months before we are approved and given a wait list number. So in my mind I am hoping to have a number by the end of August. That means the reality that I have been preparing my heart for is more like reality. I have been praying that we would have her home by next spring.
Now, of course, there has been silence pretty much from what it seems from all that I have been in contact with through blogs and email groups. No one has received numbers as far as anyone knows since somewhere around the end of March or beginning of April. In continued conversation with our agency, there is a great possibility that IHNFA is swamped with people finally getting all their updates down to them and they are trying to play catch up. Is that our hopeful thinking...I hope not.
Well, that "kind of good news" that was spoken of earlier this morning really is good news. As I read over the earlier part of this blog to make sure it made sense I realized that it sounded kind of "down". Please don't interpret it that way. We are thrilled to know that our updated paperwork is on its way to IHNFA. Not quite as thrilling as the first batch was and yet it is. It is one step closer to hearing who God has already ordained to be part of this family even before we were a family-from the beginning of time. As I think on this it reminds me a chapter from Psalms I memorized when I was young Psalm 139. ...:16 "your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be." God, it amazes me to know from the beginning of time you destined our family to be who were are. I praise you and thank you for this journey of life.
I look forward to seeing our daughters beautiful face, her little body and being able to hug and snuggle this little miracle from God like I have my other 2 daughters. I love you little one and praying that we will get to see you soon!!!