Friday, December 20, 2013

Believe in Miracles

When I designed our Christmas card many months ago, it had a two-fold message for me.  Believe in the miracle of an immaculate conception of the Christ child.  But, also, my prayer was that we would be E*P submitted by the end of this year.  When typing out our card's message, I reminded myself that if God could bless the virgin Mary with a child, he could easy peasy submit Jack for an E*P, despite the odds.

Was this possible?  Yes.  Was it probable?  Not in a million years.

Throughout my life, I have been told that I am entirely too optimistic.  This is a character trait that drove my favorite college professor completely batty.  Somehow, someway, I managed to spin every writing topic she gave our class into something positive.  She often joked with me that I live in Disney Princess World.  I'll take it.

So we prayed, and prayed, and prayed.  And friends and family prayed, and prayed, and prayed.

And on December 18, we got our Christmas miracle.

Our baby boy has been submitted for E*P!!!!!!!

What this means is that the min*is*try will now review our documents and {hopefully soon} approve his em*i*gra*tion per*mit.  This means that one day, he will be allowed to leave the country.  After approval, which we have been told could be about 4-8 weeks from now, we will then be submitted to court and then receive a court date!!!  This means we only have THREE steps left.  THREE!!!!!!  Well, four if you count the second trip we have to make to bring him home, but still.  Never in a million years did we think we would be this far this soon!!!

Now, trying to not get our hopes up, but also looking at friend's timelines before us, this could mean we might, possibly, could, maybe travel in 5-6 months.

Plug your ears.


{thankful for}
Christmas Miracles
chubby toes and rosey cheeks
being best friends with Pman
a big brother that already loves his baby brother so much
being one step closer 
baking cookies
family weekends

the long road

6 kind thoughts:

Sandy said...

LOVE your optimism! Praying for a Korean New Year miracle!!

Sandy said...

LOVE your optimism! Praying for a Korean New Year miracle!!

Unknown said...

Awesome!!! God is great and faithful! Your optimism gives me courage!!

Mary Louis Quinn said...

So so happy for y'all!!! Praying!!

Unknown said...

Praying for you and that life is "fast" soon for you and that cute little one! Can't wait to see photos of that first kiss from you!

Everything Beautiful Shay said...

Believe sweet friend!!! You know the Miracle Maker!!! Praise Him!!!!! Xo

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Our Adoption Timeline

  • June 19, 2011- We are officially "Paper Pregnant!" We have submitted our Waiting Child Application to Holt!
  • July 5, 2011- Submitted our formal Home Study Application to Villa Hope
  • September 6, 2011- Submitted all of our paperwork for our Home Study
  • October 8, 2011- Completed our First Home Visit
  • October 17, 2011- Completed our Second Home Visit
  • November 14, 2011- Home Study Approved
  • December 1, 2011- Filed our I600a
  • February 1, 2012- I600a Approval Letter
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