Well it's pretty early on Sunday for this (I've done really well until traveling last week) weekly post! But, due to overwhelming jet lag I'm awake! And so taking advantage.
Here are this week's prayers:
1. Danny. We LOVE him! I can't believe he is our son for the rest of our lives. Please pray that Baba Mila does go through the photo book with him in the next few months and that she talks to him about family and moving. Also pray that when we return in 4-5 months that he is ready to come home with us!
2. Us. Again: jetlag! We both are back to work this week, and need to be on top of our games since we will be out for extended periods of time once we have Danny in the US. These next few months it's important that we put as much energy as we can into our jobs so we aren't missed while out.
3. Paperwork. The monster strikes again! Now it's time for Round 2 of paperwork. Tomorrow I will (hopefully & prayerfully) get our final application to USCIS in the mail. This is the one piece that will take the longest, so we want it on the move! Everything else we will be working on as the next few weeks go by. I'd love to have our final package in the mail by 1st of February.
4. The other children in the orphanage. It's our understanding that there are 2 babies with DS there, but neither family has terminated their rights yet, which means they aren't available for adoption. Both require heart surgery, and for some strange reason the families (both!) believe surgery will cure Down Syndrome. We all know this is not true, so please pray that someone can explain to them in a way they will understand so that the children can be listed for adoption. Early intervention is best, and the sooner they are in a forever family, the better!
5. The orphanage workers. Everyone we met is so nice, and seems to really care about the children. Please pray they will not be weary by their work, and that if they don't believe in God that they will see His Light shine through us and Danny.
Thanks to each of you who have followed along. I want to also thank the people who leave negative comments on our blog. I know you believe you are doing what is right and good, but KNOW, with conviction, that adoption is a good thing. Children in institutions get only very, very basic needs met, and that is all. Children in a family have the world at their feet....yes, even those with special needs!