Monday, February 15, 2010
I am going to be praying that TOMORROW is the day that we actually receive word that Daniel has an official ADOPTION DECREE. All that is needed is for the judge to receive a letter from a Ministry person authorizing him to sign off on the decree. The letter requesting this signature was received Tuesday. Its been holidays since for the Liberian government but back to work now. Our case will not get off the judge's desk until he has this signature. There is very little else after that until we have an appointment with the Embassy for Daniel's visa. OK, so I won't be in Liberia for my birthday on Saturday, probably won't be en route to Liberia for my birthday, but it could be CLOSE! I am aching to see our other children as well, an ache which kind of waned for a while for some reason, but I have been rekindled and set ablaze to pray for and advocate for and be with Junior and Diamoh again. It seems so impossible that it has been almost a year since we were in Liberia with our children....a YEAR????????????????? No adoptions? NO progress? No new laws? How I praise God for sustaining our children thus far, but there have been hard times a plenty. I have no idea what 21010 holds for the children of Liberia, but I know what my heart is crying out for: justice for the children, new adoption laws that work FOR THE CHILDREN, that the matched children be set free and allowed to come home, that new families be drawn to other waiting children..............so much more! As our little Liberian friends come to visit and I watch them run and play, my heart is so full of praise that they came home almost two years ago (right before we found out about Junior and Diamoh) and so full of longing for our Liberian children to be here too. I am trusting You Lord as You open the doors direct our path!