We have been waiting for this truck for days!!! Today, we were all sitting at the table eating lunch when the boys began yelling that they heard the Fed-Ex truck. The next thing I knew, Web and Palmer took off as fast as their little legs would go. They went right up to the edge of the street and greeted the Fed-Ex man with yells and screams! They were so excited because they knew that we were one step closer to bringing Sophi home!!! This special delivery contained our 1800a approval, which is the last document we've needed to be able to send our complete dossier to Bulgaria!
It is good to give thanks to the Lord,
and to sing praises to Thy name, O Most High;
to declare Thy lovingkindness in the morning,
and Thy faithfulness by night...
For Thou, O Lord, hast made me glad by what Thou hast done,
I will sing for joy at the works of Thy hands.
Psalm 92:1-2, 4
The rest of the day was a whirlwind. The boys and I sat at the Health Department for over an hour waiting on another copy of our marriage license that we just found out we needed. Will ended up driving to Birmingham to pick up all of our documents that have been at our adoption agency's office so that I can take them to the Secretary of State's office in Montgomery tomorrow morning to have them all apostilled. I will then hand-deliver them to Birmingham, and, Lord-willing, our dossier will be mailed to Bulgaria! Hopefully, it will arrive in our attorney's hands by Thursday. It will take a few weeks for them to be translated and authenticated before they are submitted to the Minister of Justice. Once approved, we will be given our first trip travel dates!!! We are praying for a miracle and for this to happen faster than anyone could imagine! :) We know God can do all things!
Speaking of prayer, tonight we are praying alongside our friends the Carpenters. You can read more about their sweet, little Lina and see a picture of their 11 pound, 5-year old daughter at XO Mission. Tomorrow is an important day as her documents will be submitted to the Bulgarian government. We are joining them in praying that this will go smoothly, and that they will receive immediate verbal approval and immediate travel dates so that they can meet her before Christmas! Please say a prayer for them tonight and tomorrow. Pray that the Lord will soften the hearts of each individual who reads her files and that they will find favor in the eyes of the government officials! I love the example of Nehemiah, and I think the way he prayed is a great model for us. I am praying this tonight!
O Lord, I beseech Thee, may Thine ear be attentive to the prayer of Thy servant and the prayer of Thy servants who delight to revere Thy name, and make Thy servant successful today, and grant him compassion before this man...