"Give praise to the LORD, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done. Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts. Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice. Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always."
-1 Chronicles 16:8-11
i have been wishing, dreaming, hoping and praying about typing the word "APPROVED" for the last 10 weeks, and today i can finally do just that!
10 weeks after passing court, we finally heard this morning that our adoption was approved by the US embassy!!!!!! i cannot even begin to explain the wave of emotions that have swept over me today. mostly, the one that comes to mind is RELIEF. deep down, i have been wondering if something was wrong and we might never hear that we were cleared.
today, i am praising the Lord that isn't the case for us and resting in the fact that He has once again provided for us. i've said it lots of times before, but adoption is surely a miracle. today, we got the news that our miracle is about to be fully realized. i am crying as i type that. it is here! greer is almost, really, almost home. that is a miracle.
while we are still waiting for definite travel dates, our agency told us that they think we will either travel this weekend or the following weekend. of course, the sooner, the better for us, but i am just so happy to know that the time is coming :) all my packing, cleaning and nesting has not been in vain.
a child our child will soon sleep in the crib that we so meticulously put together. he will soon wear the clothes that i so time-consumingly organized and put away in his closet and drawers. he will soon drink from the bottles and sippie cups that i labored in love to hand wash for him. he will soon play with the trains that ryan put together and tested out for him this weekend. ooooh, i cannot wait!!
i'll keep you posted and update more tomorrow if we find out exact dates. God is GOOD!