Saturday, October 20, 2012

You know you are getting closer to traveling when...

you have to send in the money for the children's visas!

A new rule with Colombia (and possibly soon to be with China as well) is that the adoptive parents need to send in the money for the children's visas before they travel.  That works great with me - it just means less money we have to be concerned with while we are in-country!

I have been getting nervous about meeting the children for the first time.  I have been getting a little "nerve-wracked" because of the amount of things we still want to get done around the house, and the things we have to get done.  I have been feelingl horrible that we don't know Spanish so we can comfort our new children with words.  I have been feeling guilty that friends are going to need to be coming to our house and caring for our animals while we are gone - and the burden that will be on them.  I know that I'm not depending on God as much as I should be. 

In the midst of all these feelings, we received a letter in the mail yesterday.  The letter was typed, and it was anonymous.  It had a bit of money inside it with instructions on what to do with it.  The money was for Kevin and I to have a date with one another before we travel to meet our children and become a family of 11 instead of 6.  I cried.  I promise that we will happily and wholeheartedly follow the instructions exactly.

Thank you so much to the one(s) who thought of us and took action on those thoughts.  You have blessed me so much.  I know it wasn't your intention, but you have also reminded me to think of others and to take action on those thoughts.  As a Christian, I believe it is often the Holy Spirit working in me and prompting me to do something.  Too often, I have let those thoughts fleetingly pass by.  How many more people could have been blessed through me if I had only taken action?  Your action will be a very good reminder for me.

Below are the only other pictures we have of the children until we meet them in person.  Enjoy!



Juan Diego






Juan David

1 comment:

  1. Oh what beautiful little blessings! You are in our prayers!

    Nothing like the conviction of the Holy Spirit! I love it!

    Ephesians 3:20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think,(God's Power) according to the power that worketh in us.(Our Power through Jesus)=WOW